Resilience in a time of uncertainty

Our banner photo could be seen as being a bit cheesy, especially at a time of unprecedented uncertainty and worry. But we’ve put it up there as it does reflect part of the reality of the ‘here and now’ of life in Colchester’: the pic was taken yesterday from Greenstead slopes, looking towards the town centre.

It’s easy at this time to be totally consumed by the latest news reports about the epidemic, and the effect on body, mind and soul can be very negative.

So while we do not in any way minimise the seriousness of this situation, it’s also vitally important that we all take steps to nurture our own mental health to maintain psychological and physical resilience over the coming months. This is important both for ourselves and for those we care about or are caring for.

We can start with keeping a focus on ‘counting our blessings’ – often there are many more than we acknowledge from day-to-day. The first blessing to think of might be the lengthening and sunnier days, and the signs of spring all around.

Very soon, we’ll be posting here more thoughts and links for helping to develop a resilient response to the Coronavirus situation. Take care!