What have you been doing to fill your cup while you’ve been working, schooling or quarantining from home??
I’ve been doing lots of things to fill my cup... but I’ve really enjoyed cooking. Cooking pastry from scratch, sourdough, apple & feijoa crumble and lasagna feed the soul as well as the stomach....
“On the recent murders, and on the systematic racism that continues to fuel ongoing genocide, not only in the US but in Australia and everywhere else. I hear too much “I’m just not sure how to navigate all this” from other white people. Yes it’s upsetting, yes it’s overwhelming, yes it’s uncomfortable to unpack your own privilege and see how you benefit from a racist system. No, it’s not enough to be “not sure” about it all. We’ve had far too long to learn, unpack, understand and act, at the cost of generations of Black & Brown lives. Be sure of that and do something.” .
A nice little reminder from @buddhadoodles Page-a-Day calendar a few days ago.
At a time like this it’s helpful to remember that taking a breath and releasing it is all that’s needed to shift how you might be feeling in the moment....
Are you learning anything new? I’ve decided to try to make sourdough bread; and the first step is to make the starter from flour and water. It’s a successful start! 😊
Learning new things is good for the brain. When we learn new things our brain grows by making new connections. .
I’d love to hear what new things you’re learning at the moment. (I know that we don’t all have extra time at the moment to learn new things... but learning how to manage working from home might be your new thing, or maybe it’s how to ask for help.)...
This wonderful image from @drrebeccaray might help you respond differently when faced with problems that seem unsolvable. .
We always have a choice about how we respond to what happens around us... but what choice is most helpful can sometimes be uncertain...
- 𝗖𝗮𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹 𝗶𝘁? If yes, choose from all 4 options. If no, then the grey options are yours to choose from.
- 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁 𝗶𝘁, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝘆 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘃𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲𝘀: By this, I mean the psychological definition of acceptance, which is to acknowledge something is the way it is without resisting or fighting with it. It means you conserve your energy for living by your values even when you don't like it or don't want it to be the way it is.
- 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗶𝘁, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝘆 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘃𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲𝘀: This means to accept what you can't control and to change what you can control.
- 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝘁, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝘆 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘃𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲𝘀: This means to walk away, even when it's hard, and to continue to commit to doing what's important deep down in your heart.
- 𝗗𝗼 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗶𝘁: Otherwise known as having a massive tantrum that solves nothing and probably makes your experience of the situation worse (raise your hand if you know this one well 🙋🏻♀️😆!)
Where are you at, and which option resonates most right now? xo...
📚When was the last time you read a book... a real paper book? I recently rediscovered reading, I made a choice to read as part of my bedtime routine. I’m loving reading again... as a teenager I would read until early morning devouring my latest book... possibly instead of studying!! 🙄
It might be time to rediscover reading and the joy of holding a real life book!
Astronaut Scott Kelly recently wrote in the New York Times that “when you are confined in a small space you need an outlet that isn’t work or maintaining your environment.
Some people are surprised to learn I brought books with me to space. The quiet and absorption you can find in a physical book — one that doesn’t ping you with notifications or tempt you to open a new tab — is priceless.”🙌...
A very apt reminder for us at the moment...
Thankyou @buddhadoodles ❤️
At this time we need to be kind in everything we do. Maintain your physical distance from those with whom you don’t live... but continue to social connections. Check in on your loved ones, connect with your friends and wave to your neighbours. 👋...
@lovemeloveyoufoundation providing helpful tips to help you to shift your perspective. ・・・
If you are self-isolating or in quarantine please take care of yourself. It’s not easy having to shift our behaviour so much so quickly....