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Resilience Alphabet – Z is for Zebra

Of course it is! Robert M Sapolsky got our attention with regard to Zebras when he wrote his classic book “Why Zebras don’t get Ulcers.” We know that living in a constant state of stress is harmful for us and yet that is exactly what has been happening over recent weeks. That is why it is critical that we take seriously our need to actively and frequently find ways to give ourselves respite from the pressures of daily life in order to sustain our health and mental well-being, even if that is only for short bursts of time.

It is my strong belief that in order to serve others, including our family members and those we come into contact with through our work, or through other aspects of our lives, we do that best by looking after our own health and well-being.

I hope you have found simple and practical ideas in this Resilience Alphabet Blog which have given you ways for lighter and quieter moments, or simply ideas to pass the time and get creative. If you will miss the Resilience Alphabet Blogs every morning, just go back to A! I’m sure there are a few ideas back there that are worth thinking about again.

Z is also for The End. Although for me Endings are often an opportunity for something new. So I hope you will join me in the complimentary Resilience Time to Think Webinars which will be delivered through the medium of another Z – Zoom. These free 30 minute sessions will run on Monday evenings from next week and are open to everyone.

The action for today is simple – if you want to continue the Resilience journey, message me so I can give you details of how to continue the journey, or simply write Yes in the comments below.

Resilience Alphabet – Y is for Yellow and YOU

It has been said that Yellow is the colour of spring. We have seen a lot of yellow on our walks of late, comprising a wide variety of plants including primula, daffodils, tulips, primroses, and marsh marigold; and among the many birds we have seen we have watched goldfinches and yesterday saw yellow hammers, which we haven’t seen locally before.

We have talked about the passage of time as the very miniature daffodils in the village were first to flower a few weeks ago, and we actually first noticed them in the dark out walking one night. Now they are past, and the taller varieties of daffodil are in different stages of flowering. We see goldfinches every year at this time, and then they mysteriously disappear for a bit, presumably hatching eggs and brining up chicks.

Yellow is such an uplifting colour. Take time today, and hopefully most of you will be able to have some time off today, to spot all that is yellow in your environment, or find some paints or pens, or some magazines and make a large yellow picture or collage to greet you every time you come into your kitchen. Keep it as a symbol of hope and reminder that ‘this too will pass’.

And Y is also for YOU and with this post comes an Invitation with your name on it. Tomorrow sees Day 26 of the Resilience Alphabet and the last letter of the alphabet. I will continue to post here things which I believe may be useful to your personal resilience on a less frequent basis. However, if you want to continue on the personal resilience journey, I am going to run an evening 30 minute Resilience Webinar per week using material I have developed for my Public Sector clients to support those in government, health, education and social care over this time. That way I get to transfer a further 6 hours a week from Blog writing to the growing demand for support to those working in these areas. At the same time, YOU can have the benefit of the Time to Think Resilience Webinars©. Let me know as soon as you can if this is of interest to you.

Meanwhile, go paint the town Yellow, and as always, keep safe.