From The Treasury of Proverbs and Epigrams, kindly given to me by LeggyPeggy comes these wisdoms:
It may be hard to work, but it must be harder to want.
Employment is natures’ physician.
The confidence of ability is ability.
Learn the luxury of doing good.
Counteracting the Negative
Feeling pessimistic about the future of the planet and yourselves? Feeling like you are climbing the walls in self-isolation?
Useful work doesn’t always have to be renumerated in dollars.
If you are struggling with loss of work, are self-isolating, or feeling stuck in an endless loop of negative thoughts, fundamentals are important to acknowledge. You are doing loads of great things to keep going.
Make daily lists to remind yourself of:
- Good things that are happening – For example: cooking healthy meals, helping family keep occupied with indoor activitites, staying at home, spending more time and conversation with pets and family, maintaining your room/garden/flat.
- Good things about yourself – Eg: I am clever and capable. I have got this. I have survived up til now so I will get through this. I am good at …… ( insert whatever you are good at).
- Things that you are accomplishing (even little things). Like clearing out that old cupboard, decluttering Marie Kondo style, creating a DIY project you’ve been meaning to do for years; Sorting and labelling the myriad of photos in the cloud/on PC, or even checking on a elderly neighbour/friend, over the back fence/through the doorway or telephone.
Focus on what you ARE doing, rather than on what you’re NOT doing.’
Blogging can be positive too.