Every Tuesday I pick some links to media or articles that have made me think, made me laugh or made me feel better about the world.Have the best day you can!
It has been some kind of tough two weeks – they say making your way through grief is akin to wading through treacle and sometimes I don’t feel this at all – sometimes I am as light as air. Other times though and it does usually happen in Winter it can feel as though you are too little butter spread over too much bread, (to quote a great!)
I don’t know about you guys but I have to control the amount of things I am taking on. Overload is easy and can lead to meltdowns. At the moment I feel like the balance is tipping a little bit – I think current news and world events does nothing for anxiety levels of everyone generally either.
So here are a couple of things I have come across to hopefully keep you interested or distracted this week.
- Both my kids are singers and involved in choirs – here’s an uplifting read on joining rock choirs: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/good-news/seven-seas/join-a-rock-choir/
- I know lots of people who feel that the goal is the end result – which can be quite the opposite when it comes to personal enjoyment. One of the things I do not excel at but do have a love for is making things by hand. Here are some good reasons to try it: https://www.scrapbook.com/articles/crafting-makes-you-healthier-and-happier
- A lot of you are, like myself, writing to help ease your pain and keep your mental health intact. Harvard Medical School have some tips here: https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/writing-to-ease-grief
Number 3 is very close to my heart as my vocation has always been that of Writer. I have my Masters in Creative Writing and have received tutoring and mentoring from many well-known writers and poets. I am conjuring up a post on writing a blog as a Widowed person and to help with any trauma or bereavement which will be published later this week so stay tuned for that.