Showers over Windermere from Holbeck Lane near Troutbeck.

Don’t Worry – Be Happy

March 3, 2021

Wherever you’re living, the worst is now behind us.  The vaccines work.  Science has stood up and delivered, and will continue to do so.  But until we’re all safe, life will remain stressful and full of worry.  Here are four tips to help get us through the next 100 days and make it through to Summer full of Hope and Belief.

  • Find balance in the fear.  When you feel the worst, make yourself visualise the best image instead.  We’ll suck it up now, then we’ll all be vaccinated and it’ll be behind us.
  • Come back into the present.  A mindfulness approach.  Calm yourself by focusing on the now.  Name five things in your room, breathe, realise that in the present nothing bad is happening.  You’re OK.  Relax.  Smile.
  • Control the controllables and let go of the rest.  You can’t control government policy, your neighbours – just stay six feet away from them and wash your hands!
  • Stock up on Compassion.  Be kind.  Be generous.  Pack up your judgmental gene and put it into storage.  Be patient, caring and believe in the best.

We’ll make it.

Believe in your smile.



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