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Thoughts during Lockdown

9 weeks in.

That’s right, 9 weeks into lock down, have you made a new skill, have you rang that person you said you would, have you revised your practicality to your job, have you lost weight, cooked something new, or perhaps read that book you always said you would…

Thing is. And I mean this…

‘Don’t worry.’

Please, stop worrying. It is not a competition. And it most certainly not a credibility race. In a time where things are all over the place, there simply is no right answer and there is no wrong answer, and that ‘IS’ the right answer.

As I spoke last month in these most uncertain time’s as long as you got up, got dressed, washed yourself, and held to a basic routine that is a win win in many eyes. Because in a world where we don’t know where the next road is, where the next pay cheque is, the next chapter in your world, for now simply being, and being in the moment is all that matters.

Being a friend is important, being a phone call to a long distant friend is important, being a helping hand to those in need is important. As we start to open up, remember you do you, and Ill do me. Thats what the UK's all about. (Thank you to the lovely lady of Facebook for the next few words.) None of us have the same circumstances some maybe medically high risk child/ family member or a

business about to go under, etc. Let's all stay in our own lanes and keep the judgement down as we begin to unlock. No one should feel pressured either way.

Just a thought. As the MP's are trying to figure out how to ease back into normal, please remember:

Some people don’t agree with the unlocking.... that’s ok. Be kind.

Some people are still planning to stay home.... that’s ok. Be kind.

Some are still scared of getting the virus and a second wave happening.... that’s ok. Be kind. Some are sighing with relief to go back to work knowing they may not lose their business or their homes.... that’s ok. Be kind. Some are thankful they can finally have the surgery they have had put off.... that’s ok. Be kind. Some will be able to attend interviews after weeks without a job.... that’s ok. Be kind.

Some will wear masks for weeks.... that’s ok. Be kind. Some people will rush out to get their hair or nails done.... that’s ok. Be kind.

The point is, everyone has different viewpoints/feelings and that’s ok. Be kind.

We each have a different story. If you need to stay home, stay home. But be kind.

If you need to go out, just respect others when in public and be kind!

Don’t judge fellow humans because you’re not in their story. We all are in different mental states than we were months ago. So remember, be kind.

Until next Month.

James BSc

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