Meaningful work and meaningful relationships.
That’s what brings me joy.
Regardless of what I’ve been doing, or how I’ve been doing it (face to face or video calls), those are the things that make what I do professionally – worthwhile.
We don’t have to wait until we get a terminal diagnosis, or a certainty of imminent mortality of a loved one, in order to shed the superficial.
It’s World Suicide Prevention day, and a day to reflect on this emotional topic.
One would contemplate taking their lives if it becomes too painful to endure, or if they are unable to find meaning in their lives.
Covid has annihilated our expectations of almost all aspect of life – home-schooling the kids, job insecurity, financial instability, and a gnawing anxiety about what the future holds.
You can’t talk about your toxic work environment to your sister because she has just lost her job.
You can’t complain about your lodger being unable to pay the rent when you’ve still got mortgage and fees to pay, and you’ve just recently been furloughed.
When it’s all bottled up inside, and when the world looks bleak and hopeless, that’s when the idea of taking your life feels like the only option open to you.
Many are too scared to open up to their loved ones, for fear of being judged.
Pick up the phone and call Samaritans for free on 116 123.
Sometimes, that’s all you need to hold on.
One day at a time.
One step at a time.
You don’t have to be alone. 🌹