The internet is full of
‘You OK Hun’ posts today.
If you want that – go and read one of those –
this is not one of those.
This is a CALL TO ACTION.
This is an OFFICIAL NOTICE
2020 has been like one of those tennis ball machines.
Except it’s been loaded with spanners.
And it’s been aimed at your head.
And that sucks balls.
(not tennis balls – hairy ones)
For 25 years I have helped people become.
“Happy and Healthy”
I very much love the fact that at last, the world has embraced the fact that without good mental and physical health… we’re screwed.
I very much DON’T love that it’s had to take a global pandemic to teach us that.
After 25 years of training and experience
and 8 years helping with 1000s of women online,
I can confidently say:
I am an expert at this.
And as an expert,
I want you to know:
Your attitude to this latest lockdown development is going to dictate what happens next for you.
(While I’m ranting,
I’m not going to use the word Mindset.
It randomly annoys me,
like nails down a blackboard
it’s overused; usually incorrectly,
and generally isn’t specific enough to be helpful)
Your attitude is the one
thing you can control.
I would invite you to allow yourself today to lick your wounds.
You can roll around on the floor wailing about how unfair this all is.
And you’re right,
Make the most of it.
You probably need it.
But not for long.
If you stay down there too long,
you are definitely going to feel much worse.
Eventually, it will make you ill.
Allow yourself today and then get up, wash your face, put on some jeans and a nice top – and make a plan.
Look at the evidence:
you’ve come this far – and still… you’re here.
You’re not alone.
There are people that care about you.
Everything difficult that ever happens in your life –
You always get through it.
Attitude is the difference between:
Whether your 2020 is a Hollywood action movie or season finale.
BAM big storylines and plot-twists.
A test of your resilience and resourcefulness.
Or a slow, painful slog through a tunnel of not-fair with no light at either end.
Work, family, shopping, school, Christmas, day-to-day stuff WILL happen.
You could focus on the tiny details and enormity of that stuff – or just get the minimum done.
Accepting that things are different.
Binning-off any attachment to 2019’s ideas of perfection.
This will make you happier and healthier.
It’s not looking on the bright side, doing ‘self-care’ and thinking positive.
F&ck that for a moment.
Even John Lewis isn’t daring to do a perfect family Xmas ad this year.
Focussing on your Happiness and Health is not a nice extra.
By which I mean
Not drinking alcohol.
Sleeping 8 hours
Drinking 3 litres+ of water
You want to feel better?
Your actions show me what your priorities are.
These are the things that will strengthen your immunity,
and build your resilience.
Where will you find time for that?
By putting them first.
You’ll work it out.
Not showing off, I just do.
I didn’t always – and it was a big mistake.
I really think you should.
Don’t be me.
It’ll stop you losing your sh^t.
Will make you useful to other people.
Make quick, accurate decisions.
Make you feel worthwhile.
Will keep you strong and resilient – because we don’t know what’s coming.
What would Sarah Connor do?
Trust me on this:
How you react to adversity, is the difference between a catastrophe and an adventure.
Disaster and Pride.
You get to choose that stuff.
And you need to choose it fast.
How about this for a kick up the bum:
What if 2020 was just the warm up – what if it properly kicks off in 2021?
Could happen, you know.
Are you match fit?
Are you going to allow yourself to sink into this –
or are you going to bring your A-Game?
Yes, here’s a long virtual hug, with a back rub.
Probably a hot chocolate and a blanket.
(a blanket always helps. You don’t even have to be cold)
But also it’s a virtual wake up.
How are you going to do this?
Lockdown 2:0 – we need Warrior Queens leading the way.
not more casualties.
Do that, and you’ll inspire people around you – this is a fact.
Are you ready to lead your own army
(even if that’s just your family)