With 2020 now in our rearview mirror, it’s time to probably remember that an arbitrary change in date will not change magically change either that state of the world or what is happening inside your head. Granted it does give people a chance to rule a bit of a line through the events of 2020 but there will still be challenges ahead. I can imagine all Victorians at present are filled with anxiety at the thought of our local outbreak leading to a full-blown repeat of Lockdown 2.0. I am probably not alone in thinking somewhat mean spiritedly that those who brought the friggen pandemic back into the state should be stuck in a container and shipped off to Antarctica for six months where they can learn some manners.
Much is written about mental health but a lot of it comes from older voices that may not resonate with some particularly those of a different generation which is why I offer up the following video. Nats What I Reckon first caught my attention as the best cooking show on the internet. In this short video, he makes an important point that I feel is often glossed over in a lot of the material I have seen on mental health and anxiety and that is that it is a long road. But that long road does have small wins that need to be celebrated.
Be warned his language could be considered to be industrial strength but it is to the point.