The 4 Most Important Things To Prioritize In The New Normal

October 12, 2021

As we move to the new normal because of the pandemic, it's important to keep check of the things that we should prioritize and focus on.

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly made a big impact on our lives. In fact, it has turned our lives upside down, even as we gradually move to the new normal. At some point, we were not at all prepared for all the challenges that it has in store for us. Beyond the trials though, this pandemic also brought a lot of realizations to us. It had us reassessing our priorities and focusing our energies on the aspects of life that are within our control. Above anything else, we began to appreciate simple things that most of us have probably taken for granted in the past.

Priorities in the new normal

The 4 Most Important Things To Prioritize In The New Normal

    What is the new normal anyway?

    A lot of people may still wonder about what the new normal is. For some, the meaning of the new normal is something apocalyptic but that is not so. The new normal simply means the current state or scenario of the world, past the situations that we are used to.

    The pandemic knows no status

    I do understand that we don’t live in an ideal society. Since the lockdown, we’ve often heard of individuals enjoying privileges when it comes to medical care and getting aid. Nonetheless, those are just a few cases. Most people, no matter the status, are feeling the effects of the pandemic.

    Robi Domingo for Shield+ Alcohol in his priorities in the new normal
    Shield+ Alcohol’s ambassador, actor, and host Robi Domingo

    Take for example host and youth advocate Robi Domingo who has experienced his fair share of challenges this past year. Like everybody else, the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic have greatly affected him and his family.

    “It came to a point that I asked myself if I made the right decision not to pursue medicine. When everyone needed a frontliner, why didn’t I become a doctor?” he shared.

    Just like the rest of us, the circumstances have presented Robi with insights that he has previously taken for granted. As such, he diverts his attention to pursuits that make him productive and healthy.

    Being a celebrity, he recognizes that he can use his voice to create a beneficial impact on the people around him.

    Focusing on the positive in the new normal

    Looking past all the negativities around us these days is easier said than done. Just the same, we have to take a step towards achieving positivity. 

    We can begin small and narrow it down to some of the most valuable facets of our lives. It’s not just about surviving the disease but also remaining steadfast against the internal turmoil that happens inside all of us from time to time.

    Here are some of the four most important things that we can begin with:

    1. Improve your health and fitness

    The best way to prevent catching COVID-19 is to strengthen your immune system. A good physical regimen of regular exercise and a balanced diet will definitely improve your body’s defenses in warding off illnesses.

    Aside from that, we should have an ample supply of medicines and multivitamins at home. Of course, good hygiene should be practiced inside as well as outside the house at all times.

    Shield+ Alcohol scent variants

    Use a good product like Shield+ Alcohol for disinfecting and killing germs on your hands and other exposed areas of your body. If you have sensitive skin, you won’t have to worry because it has vitamin E and collagen to moisturize dry skin caused by constant sanitizing.

    According to Robi, his parents are both frontliners that’s why they were also scared of the virus coming to their home. They also practice these healthy habits at home to protect themselves from the virus.

    2. Don’t forget your mental health

    Caring for our mental health is especially vital since being cooped up at home can greatly affect our outlook. This can bring stress and anxiety, that’s why it’s important to engage in activities that can help us relax. Reading a book, watching an inspirational show, and even listening to music can help us alleviate all the worries that we are feeling.

    When it comes to mental health, Robi’s advice to everyone is: “Let people know you’re there for them, to listen to them, and be proactive in asking how they are doing.” For him, the latter may be key to unlocking powerful stories and, somehow, reducing the baggage they are dealing with.

    3. Hobbies will get us through

    We’ve often heard how many people were able to turn their hobbies into profitable ventures during the pandemic.

    While not all of us may have the acumen to turn a hobby into a business, that doesn’t mean that hobbies are just a waste of time. Hobbies are important diversions from all the doubts and fears that may be plaguing us.

    It can be as simple as cooking, gardening, watching Korean drama series, and so on. As long as it’s not detrimental to your health, just go for it.

    For Robi and his family, it was their hobbies that kept them well-balanced during the lockdowns. Just like many Filipinos, his dad turned to plants to stay productive at home.

    Robi went back to playing the piano to relax, and learning songs from K-drama shows like Goblin and Crash Landing On that his mom usually requests him to play. He emphasized the importance of finding hobbies to recharge and refresh one’s mind, particularly during stressful times.

    4. Be mindful of the needs of others

    Many people have lost their livelihood because of the pandemic. Families who are financially challenged even before the pandemic are thrust into even more dire situations. As such, whenever we can, it’s a good idea to help other people in any way we can.

    If you know some neighbors who are going through tough times, give them a little something from time to time to help them survive the day.

    Since he is a public personality, Robi is aware of the power of using his platform to spread awareness and encourage others to make good choices, especially with the upcoming elections.

    Robi Domingo for Shield+ Alcohol

    Robi is also passionate about supporting farmers and sustainability. This is the very reason why he agreed to become the brand ambassador of Shield+ Alcohol, a Filipino-made product that is made using sustainable sugarcane.

    Robi Domingo is the celebrity brand ambassador for Shield+ Alcohol

    Robi believes that using Shield+ Alcohol can help protect consumers from viruses and bacteria. At the same time, buying this product will help support the local sugarcane industry.

    “Beyond protecting ourselves, registering to vote resonates with the youth now. I want them to realize that the power is really in our hands,” he said.

    The benefits of using Shield+ Alcohol

    Shield+ Alcohol is effective in killing 99.99% of germs. It also keeps the skin healthy with its ActivSkin+ technology that provides the much-needed moisture on areas that are regularly exposed to alcohol. Aside from these, Shield+ Alcohol is proudly Filipino grown and Filipino made.

    Shield+ Alcohol's sizes

    “Shield+ Alcohol doesn’t just keep your hands clean, but also moisturizes since alcohol can be drying. Most importantly, it supports the farmers and contributes to the sustainable development of our country and the planet with the use of renewable local resources,” he shared.

    The maker of Shield+ Alcohol, Universal Robina Corporation Agro-Industrial Group (URC AIG), shared that Robi was a perfect fit as the ambassador of the brand.

    “Robi’s values are very much aligned with URC’s. We believe in the capabilities of Filipinos and we aspire to have a sustainable future,” URC AIG Managing Director Vincent Go said.

    Where to buy Shield+ Alcohol

    Shield+ Alcohol is available in select supermarkets nationwide as well as in Lazada and Shopee. Shield+ Alcohol comes in two scents, Aqua Clean and Pink Fresh, and six different bottle sizes.


    The pandemic ‘is an eye-opener for many of us. The things that we deemed insignificant before have turned out to be the most important, such as health and our relationship with the people around us.

    For a celebrity like Robi, keeping one’s health in check should go beyond protection through constant hand sanitizing. One should also focus on their body, mental well-being, and making a positive impact on the people around them during these challenging times.

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    1. These are awesome and amazing! As we all knew, this things really matters most! Considering them are absolutely amazing

    2. I agree with these po. First and foremost, health talaga ang pinakaimportante, both physical and mental. I haven't tried this Shield+ Alcohol yet, will check this on Shopee later.
      This blog is relevant and very timely.

    3. Yes I totally agree with this 4 important things that we should prioritize this new normal.
      Good thing will come within if we did this important things.
      We've been motivated with this and the most important is safety is always our priority.

    4. Thanks for sharing this dadi iv . Tama nman po lalo na tlga sa panahon ngayon at hirao ng buhay , kailangan natin alagaan ang mga sarili ntin . Kaya perfect po tlga itong Shield+ alcohol para makaiwas sa germs at virus ❤️