Being aware of how emotionally we are reacting to things is really important. Maintaining a positive mindset and having something to look forward to can give us some sense of control in the present. Counsellor and psychotherapist Anthony Davis gives us practical tips on how to better manage our health and wellbeing in these uncertain times.
It is estimated that 13,000 people are held in a situation of modern slavery in the UK and this could be the tip of an iceberg. For those that do escape, a unique course at Northern College in Barnsley is helping survivors to become more resilient and rebuild their lives.
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.
You have eaten your own body weight in ice cream, stalked his social media a million times, deleted his number and checked in to your local bar enough times that the bartenders have tequila and tissues ready for you at 5:05pm.
Despite being a love coach myself, who truly believes in the positive power of looking forward not back, I also know that there is immense value in stopping with the damn goals, just for a second. I know, SACRILEGE. But hear me out.
Tough times are inevitable. Millennials forcefully challenge their own inner demons and whatever life decides to throw into the mix. In the present day, personal goals have radiated more and more towards the focus on aesthetics.
You know you want to be happy and you know it's important for your wellbeing. However, you're confused and unclear about how to actually get to happiness. This isn't surprising as there are so many myths and messages being shouted from the rooftops.
In a world of so many opinions, possibilities and 'right' ways to live, decision making can feel overwhelming. We've all been faced with choices - some 'small' and others that feel much more 'important' - should we say yes to that social engagement, do we speak out for what feels 'right', do we turn down that job that doesn't feel right but would say goodbye to financial worries?
This blog is to reassure mums-to-be that everyone is different. That they might not get any or they might get all of the above or just some - and that if they do, it's ok. And if they don't, that's ok too.
I am learning to get better at taking a breath and saying to myself, 'let go, hold life lightly and find the funny'. I realise in that moment I am OK. And when I am OK, I'm in a far stronger place to help others feel OK too.