To all of you, my dear friends. who worried about my over-time - thank you, honestly. The work is no joke; and in this day and age, it is getting harder to get a support in that moment when all you need is a healing hug. Human contact and kinship help ease the anxiety (our evolutionary ancestors, of course, were always safer in numbers).
Another factor that adds to this problem—especially among young people—is our growing reliance on texting and social media for community, which many psychologists say is no substitute for real human interaction.
When you're feeling most dreadful,
you don't run to your social media profile for consolation;
you run to a flesh-and-blood friend,
and go outdoors to enjoy the Spring in full bloom!
Oh, the lovely day is outside!
For the first time in a while, I'm not going to spend it being closed office doors - so, there are many, many plans: weeding, window washing.. taking a friend to walk!
Whether it’s the feeling of being at one with nature, the smells, the sounds, the feeling of being a small part of a big world, or just escaping from the “grind” for a few minutes, a walk outside is a mood improver.
Go away stress, go.
So, my advice for today is: take a friend outdoors and come back with the hing endorphin level, lungs full of spring's delights and a smile on your faces!.