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Tips for winter wellness

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There are no two ways about it, for most of us when the clocks change things can feel a little bit 'blurrghhht!'.

Tired, flat, want to hibernate, can't be bothered. With all that has happened this year with COVID-19, we may feel even more 'blurrghht!' or onomatopoeia of your choice (author of this wee piece loves making up words which suggest the sound it describes). 

Another favourite is 'eeeeek' if get a fright, or 'huh???' if haven't a clue what that means and so on. 

Please have a go if you like for the word you would use to describe that feeling when you are tired and can't be bothered. 

If you have never been tired or couldn't be bothered super, please send your tips to us so we can share with others.

Sometimes having fun like this can in itself cheer us up and would make for more genuine conversations than 'oh, how are you' 'oh great' (inside thinks arrgghhhh! No I am not great, I am totally fed up but let us make polite noises and say fine!).

Sometimes just being able to say 'blurrghhht!' reduces our stress, it is not we want anyone to fix us, we aren't broken, it's just sometimes making polite noises just adds to our stress!

The past months for most have been pretty stressful and now we have winter to deal with! As for festive 2020! There is another wee piece on the site about some ideas to manage the festive stress.

Sometimes there aren't easy answers, but maybe wee changes can make a difference. 

Last year we put together a wee booklet on winter wellness, which we have updated for 2020. It offers some useful ideas to support our wellbeing, so maybe put on a favourite tune, grab a cuppa and have a wee read and work on some new onomatopoeia for 2021 e.g.

'ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh' no not 'arrrrgghhhhhhhh!!!!' but 'ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh……..' which suggests feeling relaxed.

''wheeeee' no not 'whaaaaaaaaaaaat!!!' which suggests fun, excitement.

These are just wee ideas for fun, bringing more laughter into the very day can help ease pain, enjoy the wee magazine, put together with love as you matter, and people care.

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it. 

by CHARLIE CHAPLIN
Understanding our own wellbeing
Tips for the Festive season
 

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