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Finding Meaning during these challenging times

I have found myself reflecting on Viktor Frankl's account of finding meaning in terrifying times during WW2, this inspired a few thoughts and tips:


1. ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ - paint, draw, write, sing...but don't just consume content and material.

2. ๐—ก๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐˜€: support your nearest and dearest, use technology to connect (Facetime, Whatsapp, Marco Polo, Houseparty, Zoom...)

3. ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€: this is a tough one! But during these difficult days, where are you focusing your core purpose? Being a strong support for others? Investing in your skills for the future world of work? Nurturing a hobby that may lead to your next step? Appreciating that your role and job is critical and, in some ways, a privilege during this time. 4. ๐—ก๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ธ. But life does still have meaning in the most trying of times.

5. ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜: try to focus outside of yourself to get through feeling stuck about a situation. Just a few thoughts, love and light to everyone.


Reach out if you need a chat (online, of course).




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