We carry on with the "Happiness Training" not obligatory just a bit of an interesting activity. This month is finding your power. I have put the work sheet in Tasks and Downloads. It's number 4 for anyone wanting to give it a go. It's all about following your dream and making it happen.
Also we have our next walk scheduled for Saturday 30th April. I have put this on the April Notice Board and an Event on out Facebook Page. We will be meeting at the Dean Heritage Centre at 11:30, for those who wish to have a spot of lunch in the cafe prior to the walk. For those who want to just do the walk, we are setting off for about 1:30. The walk is around 5 miles long, so should take us to about 4ish. I will have to depart at this point as I am out in the evening, but there is a very nice pub nearby if anyone would like to stay for a drink or meal. If you prefer to not do any walking feel free to stay at the Museum.
I am also doing a Coffee Morning at Hester's Way Baptist Church on Friday 27th May. It's in aid of the Mental Health Foundation Trust and it's to raise awareness and talk about mental health conditions and promote our YourSpace Group. Please come along if you can.
Don't forget the Science Festival will be in Cheltenham soon. There are a couple of interesting talks on Mental Health on Wednesday and Thursday 8th and 9th June. Booking is from 20th April at cheltenhamfestivals.com
There hasn't been much time for my musings over the past couple of weeks as life is running at a steady pace at the moment. Although I've struggled a bit with the memory of how I "usually" am. How my thoughts give rise to a great deal of worry when I consider doing something out of me "comfort zone". I think it may be my personal "elephant in the room", always there but not mentioned! I just want to be able to do what I want without having to confront persistent rumination. I have learned so much since being with YourSpace. I've pointed out on numerous occasions how the feelings of anxiety are there to protect us and thoughts are just that, thoughts, but the problem with anxiety is it takes commonsense and locks it up, throwing away the key. I can hear all the advise and take it all on board, I don't disagree with the good advise I get, but when anxiety and fear kicks in..... Well you know the rest. So I've decided I'm just going to go with it. I'm going to sit next to that elephant and tell it to smile and enjoy itself.
Hope the coming week is good to you all
Ruth D :-)