Is your cup half empty or half full? Time to re-evaluate!

Are you finding it hard to view your cup as anything but half empty at the moment?

There seems to be a real feeling of despair as we approach Christmas, a typically fun and social time of the year. Families are deciding who makes the Christmas day “cut”. Farmers are putting Turkeys on diets to keep them small enough for 6 and retailers and the leisure industries are bracing themselves for more lean times.

At times like these, it’s worth remembering just how well off we really are in much of the World.

We have food in our bellies.

We can still get out and about, even if it doesn’t seem as fun.

We have technology so that we can communicate with loved ones.

So let’s spare a thought for those of us who’s daily struggle is not the fact that they forgot their facemask when they went shopping, or they can only stay out until 10pm in the UK.

Let’s spare a thought for those for whom Covid-19 rules and regulations would be welcome instead of their daily battle for food and safety and freedom.

Start by giving thanks for yourself and try this quick exercise…

Write down 3 things that you are thankful for

Read it and breathe a sigh of relief for exactly where you are right now…cup half full!

Sarah Terry is a School Counsellor and Author who works in Central England. Her interests include Counselling and Psychology, Personality Types, walking and Yoga and Meditation. Find out more here

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All Hail Gen-Covid19

After a long, enforced break, I’m (sort of) trying to get back to my normal job of counselling young adults with very mixed results!

Interestingly enough, said teens and young adults don’t seem at all phased by the Global pandemic much beyond the boring few weeks of lockdown where they were unable to see friends in person, forced to stay at home with equally boring parents with nothing to do except eat, watch TV and enjoy the unseasonably good sunshine! (Bummer!)

In most cases, the 6 month gap felt more like 6 days with most picking up where they left off.

This got me thinking…

Have we created too much support for young adults?

Do they automatically seek out support as an easy option instead of solving the problem?

Are parents who are struggling to cope, expecting schools to pick up the miracle working where they left off?

Furthermore, I like to muse on the theory that this situation will create a league of superheroes the like of which we have not seen for a generation

The Corona-Heroes! The extraordinary young adults who, despite missing 6 months of formal education managed to… dare I say it…not only survive but THRIVE!

No, perish the thought!

Sorry, I’ll be back to doom and gloom normal after a brief look at the News

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Learn to love Pandemic Life!

As we enter a new age, a new beginning, a new normal; we can’t help but reflect and assess how, not only our lives but our World has changed!

When I did my counselling training many years ago, there were very strict rules around how counselling should be administered, where it should take place etc.

Until even the last few months, in my work in a school as a counsellor, the rules were made for a pre-pandemic World.

Human contact became a bad thing. Separation became the new way of showing love.

Face coverings, until now had been seen as a bad thing and had been discouraged. Now they are compulsory.

In a year which so far has seen a global campaign asking us to #bekind in tandem with a cry to end racist hate crimes, how do we know where we stand?

Our young adults will grow up with a range of words and phrases we only learned in adulthood…

R-number, Covid, Social Distancing, Self-isolating, Lockdown, Zoom, Support Bubbles, Covidiot…and many more

I have adapted my counselling to an online service, which to my surprise has worked really well. We adapt, we move on.

As I prepare for a return to school at the end of the summer, I will be sharing the apprehensions of my co-workers and my students. We are all in this together and together, we will find a way to get through it. In fact, we already are!

I will be endorsing the message to my Young Adults that Covid-19 will be written in the history books along with The Ancient Pyramids, The Plague, World Wars 1 and 2, The Great Fire of London, the list goes on.

And so that makes us all special!

We are all part of the time when a virus brought the Modern World to a halt!

Technology couldn’t help, weapons couldn’t help.

The only thing that helped was being human.

It’s something we can never fully explain to anyone who has not been through it, and when we talk about Lockdown Hair styles and Zoom Quiz Fridays, we will all raise a smile because we will “know”

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As I re-join the Social Media World after a short, conscious break from information overload, I’d like to check-in with you.

How are you?

If no one has asked you that for some time, I’m asking you now and please feel free to answer below.

As we begin to emerge from our drastically shrunken Worlds, we may have become unaccustomed to the “live” check-in. It’s easy to hide behind a screen, portray a happy life for the duration of a Zoom call but as we begin to interact again (socially distanced of course!) we begin to experience the sharing of energy in real terms.

Here, the importance of making sure your fellow human is really ok, begins to shake us from our imposed self-centred existence.

It’s easy to rejoice in tales of courage, stamina, of health defeating disease, kindness, community etc. but there have been many untold stories. Stories which are not news-worthy or share-worthy. There is no massive drama, just sadness, fear and despair.

As the bearers of these stories start to mix with society, we must make an effort to feel their energy, their pain; and stand in it with them for a moment. We owe our fellow human that much.

And so, I ask again…How are you?

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Covid-19 Thank you!

So, how are you all holding up?

I’m ok… getting used to the new normal imposed on us and getting to quite like some of it (show me an introvert who doesn’t want to stay at home and do introverted things!)

Well, now the schools have closed, I’m one of the thousands of self-employed people in the UK, along with my husband who have had their earnings abruptly stopped and I eagerly await the Chancellor’s announcement to help us pay our mortgage, oh and eat, probably in that order.

I’m eighty thousandth in the queue to claim my £94 a week but I try to keep smiling as I’m one of life’s optimists! My husband isn’t and hates it.

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So, I thought I’d do something to help out the young adults (and older adults) who are currently sitting at home and wondering what the hell to do with their building anxiety.

I started a YouTube Channel!!!!!!!!

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Let’s remember that there is always going to be someone worse off than us and share a smile.

I went for my one piece of exercise today and made a conscious effort to smile at very person I saw! and do you know what? They all smiled back!

Spend 1 minute being thankful for what you have! Switch off your phone, look out the window and watch the birds. They remind us that life goes on.  Because it does

Stay Home – Help the NHS (which we are blessed to have) – Save lives

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