“Clap For Carers is amazing, but I don’t think it was enough," says 19-year-old Soumya, who has launched a letter-writing scheme to thank key workers.
There's one month left in the decade. Don't worry about what you have and haven't accomplished.
"Self-care is not selfish"
'It meant a lot to me that someone appreciated the good I had brought to their life.' ❤️
The idea is simple. Six weeks, forty days (you get Sundays off), forty thank you notes.
Who else has just about had enough of Hygge? I mean I'm all for wrapping up with a blanket and a hot chocolate of an evening at this time of year, but I'm not so keen on the smug coffee table books that merely point out the fact that my home is never going to live up to the idyllic scene the Danes seem to so effortlessly pull off.
Hold loosely to material possessions and things that ultimately do not matter. Do not miss out by placing importance on things instead of people. Enjoy what you have but certainly do not let your wealth (or lack of) define who you are.
As I found out before when I researched it, parenthood is not all cute babies and idyllic family photos as Facebook would have you believe. Indeed it seems like there is much more information and evidence around that it is really hard.
We get so lost in our emotions; they feel so physical and sometimes overwhelming. We take ourselves to so many places in our minds (lists, memories, worries, desires, planning) that we forget to be here, noticing the pleasure of now. Gratitude is one of the things that can change your life. That sounds very dramatic, but it's true.
One of my clients was an elderly gentleman, who I will call Stan (not his real name). Stan was very independent, but never learnt to read or write. He had his own systems for dealing with things, and needed a little extra help at times with reading his letters and understanding his bills.