I just saw on ‘On This Day’ that when my lovely dad died, I dyed my hair from blonde to really dark.
Looking back, that was pretty symbolic, but I felt the urge to DO something, I think.
I went on to change a whole lot of other things too – but I’ll tell you about those another time.
I really love ‘On this Day’ because
- My longterm memory took a massive beating when I got a really big brain tumour (10cm)
- I was pretty scatty before that, so I can’t really blame everything on that (although I do try when it suits me)
- It reminds me of the Significant Emotional Events in my life and helps me piece things together that I might have missed.
When Significant Emotional Events happen – people tend to respond with one of two reactions:
Times like serious illness, bereavement, family crisis, redundancy.
Change is thrust upon you, you didn’t expect it – and you have to carry on.
Disorientated, Anxious, Depressed, Frustrated, Impatient to get back to the way things were.
Dye their hair, Make a bucket list, leave the job, get healthy, forgive past grievances, reconnect with old friends, LIFE BEGINS HERE!!!
Lockdown is essentially a Significant Emotional Event… but for the whole World.
And of course, this applies less, but still to some degree,
to the magnificent key workers who have to keep on, keeping on –
to make sure the rest of us are ok and the World keeps turning.
But for you:
How are you reacting?
Are you creating a bucket list, or counting down the days until the news tells us that McDonald’s is open?
The people in our group have been telling it how they’ve felt about it:
- I don’t actually NEED the things I used to think I couldn’t do without.
- I’m never going back to the way things were
- I’ve realised I was in a rut and I am not going back to that
- I love this calmer me – with time to think and notice the small stuff
- It’s making me get back to basics and realise what’s really important
Life has changed so fundamentally, and here we still are – technically with LESS than we had before
And many people are not just managing and coping (which would be impressive enough) many actually prefer it.
Of course, there are other people that are impatient for the shopping centres, pubs and clubs to open again, to get back to the hustle and bustle of a busy life and continue as they were before.
and that’s absolutely fine – we’re all different!
But if YOU find yourself asking the big questions…
If this whole ‘significant emotional World event’ has shown you that things that seemed too hard to change before – might actually be possible.
Then we’ve got your back.
We’ve been working on something called The Human Upgrade for the past six months, and it’s going to seem as though it was created specifically for how things are now.
It’s just incredibly excellent (lucky) timing.
It’s a blueprint, a system, a close sisterhood to help you redesign your best possible – happy, healthy new life.
…and we know it couldn’t have come at a better time for some people.
For others, it will be of no interest whatsoever, (but that’s OK because they are going to be busy going back to the way things were).
That’s how it should be.
We’ll tell you more tomorrow.
In the meantime, come and read about what people want to KEEP doing after the lockdown finishes.
We’d love to hear what you’ll be keeping too – in this thread >>> HERE
Speak to you in the group
Lots of love and best wishes
Tanya & Claire x