If you have read the news over the first week of the new decade, you may be feeling overwhelmed and potentially isolated. The headlines are dramatic and somewhat bleak; however, take hope. One of the reasons our species evolved to build cathedrals, send humans to the moon and eradicate deadly diseases is we came together to solve problems and create amazing things. Truly evolved humans don’t go it alone – if we act now we can make a better world for each other and the future.
There are only TEN DAYS left in the entire decade? Can you believe that? Where did the time go? Think about where you were ten years ago and take in all your accomplishments and leave the rest – enjoy the last ten days of the last ten years!
In ten days, 1980 will be forty years ago.
Home is where your refuge is – where your people are – the ones who support you and nourish you even though they know everything about you.
Families come in all shapes and sizes
If you are lucky enough to find yourself a weirdo to be your friend, never ever let them go. Especially if they enjoy your unique brand of weird too.
Life is too short to be like everybody else.
Sometimes people like to recommend doing one thing each day that scares you. Perhaps instead, do at least one thing each day that fills you with joy.
Focus on joy, eat some ice cream, take a stroll in the sunshine
I don’t know about ya’ll, but often I feel like I am the odd one out. Fear of missing out, or FOMO, sometimes can cause me a lot of anxiety. Take a step back, appreciate the moment and be in the now.
Sometimes it’s better to not be amongst the herd.
Perhaps consider this weekend assuming that everything is going to go right. Assume the best of yourself, of those around you, of strangers, and the universe at large.
Challenge yourself to see the best in every person and every situation
If you do your best and you don’t succeed the first time – keep trying, your best can always get better.
Always keep trying!
Where do you belong? Finding friends or family to spend time with has a positive impact. the more social support you have in your life can decrease stress and is statistically correlated with better mental and physical health.
Benefit from the support of your tribe!
My friend Chloe Ashley sent me a photograph of this sassy black goat who resides at Hackney City Farm in London. I am quite keen on the concept of the urban farm, a refuge in the middle of a city where food is grown and farm animals can thrive. I will definitely have to visit Hackney sometime soon.
One of the residents of Hackney City Farm.