Building our Community to not just Survive through this, but to Thrive because of this.

by | Apr 5, 2020 | Attention, Belonging, Emotions at home, Emotions at school, Emotions at work, Leadership, Outlook, Resilience | 0 comments

Building our Community to not just Survive through this, but to Thrive because of this.

by | Apr 5, 2020 | Attention, Belonging, Emotions at home, Emotions at school, Emotions at work, Leadership, Outlook, Resilience | 0 comments

How are you? Here we are another week in. How was it? How are you going? How are your kids going?

How are you travelling through the chaos?

Thank you for all the parents who joined us last week as we began to build our community to maintain the mental health of one-another and our kids.

We had a great session. It was just wonderful to come together, connect and share, and support one-another through all this.

We shared whats going on for us right now in terms of our biggest challenges and greatest concerns at the moment.

And theres a lot.

Families are going through a lot right now.

Navigating being confined to a small space with your ex-partner and two teenage kids who are craving their independence right now…How do you navigate through that?

Kids that are devastated. Really upset, that they’re missing out on these last days of school and their school friends, and worrying about their school work…How do you get them though that?

Going from having to suddenly work full time, online, instead of with people. Managing all of that transition whilst full time parenting kids who are now at home, whist trying to homeschool them or trying to get them to do their school work if they’re resistant. It’s hard. It’s a lot. Theres a lot going on, and

how do you maintain your mental health and keep your kids okay emotionally through all this?

Even self care has got more difficult.

We had chats about how some of us used to go out in nature when we need time, and like to walk, but that’s restricted now.

How do you find “You” time in a busy, full house? How do you get out in nature again when you’re being restricted in how often you can go out and how far you can go. 

As we discussed,

this is not business as usual.

And either pretending it is and getting on as usual, or completely losing the plot and not getting on at all, is not the way forward.

There is another way and that way is together

This is our time to come together and help one another get though this. And we’re not just stopping there. We’re not just wanting to get through this and survive.

Our aim is to turn this from going from just surviving and getting through it, to thriving because of this.

We want to come out stronger, more emotionally resilient, more in tune with ourselves our families and one-another. More conscious.

We want this for ourselves and we want it for our kids.

 

We want to emerge from all of this like the butterfly flying instead of the caterpillar crawling. Those times are gone. They’re over and the world is now forming the new. And we can help create it. We can choose how we get to the other side of this river we’re currently in. With all of its rapids and obstacles. Sometimes it’s so deep, and so far, you cant see the other side. 

We can choose how we navigate this.

So this is what we’re doing. This week we’re going to include some laughter, dancing, and some meditation. So as well as sharing, connecting and supporting one-another, we’re going to inject a little bit of fun, some high vibes together with going inside and working on our skills.

For those of you who were on the call last week I’ve sent out an email covering everything we discussed last week and a plan for the journey ahead. 

Looking forward to seeing you.

If you didn’t’ join last week there’s still time!

Lets learn together. Not just to survive but to thrive because of this.

Lets do it together and lets have some fun.

We meet tonight, 8pm..

See you soon, take care of one-another.

Lots of love

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