After a year of lockdowns, quarantines and self-isolation, we could all do with a little joy right now. And while you can’t always control what happens to you, you can control how you respond to it. We’ve asked therapist Lucy Beresford for tips on how to stay positive and keep our spirits up during challenging times.
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Underneath ‘motivation porn’ lies the basic assumption that emotional feelings of happiness and self-worth are clearly obtainable – the truth is, there is no magical solution to any of life’s difficulties.
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I found my first business coach, who helped me on the path towards setting up my own business, and who finally gave me permission to say, "You know what, yes, this job is great on paper, but I want MORE, and I want it differently, and I don't give a fuck who knows it".
But being deemed as 'alright' doesn't give recognition or acknowledgement to the drive, determination and sacrifices that have gone into achieving those results. It's inferred that, through being blessed in some way, we've miraculously been given this good fortune and great rewards.
Parents can teach us a lot of lessons. But often families don't talk enough about the difficult stuff in life. And there is one topic I wish my father had talked to me about before he died.
Now, I am in a different place, thankfully. For how long? Who knows. And there might come a time, sooner or later, when the term sabbatical feels more appropriate and necessary than it feels now.