Go outside! Studies have shown that even a few minutes outdoors each day can improve mood and lift anxiety.
Take a DEEP breath – or two. Taking deep, purposeful breaths—especially those that go into the belly—can help to immediately focus thoughts and alleviate stress.
Move your body. Whatever works - enjoy a walk, do some cleaning, dance madly, run in circles, swim, do some weeding…. any physical movement helps whatever might be on your mind:
To help with the above here are a few gardening jobs for November - there are plenty more but these are the ones I have tackled so far:
Avoid digital media - studies have shown that prolonged social media use is linked to anxiety, depression, and feelings of isolation. Keep up with the news but do not be overwhelmed by it twenty-four hours a day.
Laugh! Laughter has been shown to increase oxygen flow and promote a particular relaxation response in the brain. These effects can help to relieve pain and encourage more restful sleep.
Sleep and rest.
If you would like to be considered further for the position, please call the following number ********** before 7pm on Sunday 1st November 2020 and leave me a short voicemail that tells me your name, contact details and answers the questions on the welcome message.
Following this, I will select a number of candidates to progress to a group meeting on Zoom where I will be able to tell you about the business, how we will work together and specifically the role to allow you to decide if the job really is for you. I will also ask you at that stage to complete some short questionnaires and make a short presentation to the meeting.
After the Zoom meeting a shortlist of candidates will be selected for final interview, which ideally Covid rules allowing, will be held face to face. The process will be completed with an appointment being made before the end of November and the employment will commence at the beginning of January 2021.
You can probably imagine my immediate reaction...
Well, it seems that I have been ahead of the game as I was doing this years ago and that time – when I had three jobs and worked all hours and every day - was the happiest I have known.
So, I am currently starting a collection of small and selective roles – if I was in the property market maybe I would be classed as bijou!? *
*bijou as a name actually means jewel, but is also translated as ‘small’ and ornamental or - and this is the one I am embracing - as “highly prized”!
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REALLY?! As you can imagine, it nearly drove me to open the bottle of wine in the fridge … and it was only 10.00am!!!
My Dog He Is An Ugly Dog
by Jack Prelutsky