Better days blog: Knowledge

Hello

I hope you had a great weekend.

It was a nice change of pace for me this weekend. I ventured just a little further away from my village to a local country park where I have not been for a run previously. There was so much sunshine, spring flowers and a beautiful lake to see, all whilst enjoying a new route. This was the highlight of the weekend.

Other than exercising I spent the weekend relaxing. I have felt quite a deal of stress for the last couple of weeks, so it was nice to do things for myself to unwind. I’ve been juggling quite a few different elements in life, so I absolutely value my time to unwind.

My job is a trainer, although I have moved posts training people is still a main part of my role. I love delivering training, but it is not very often I get to go on a training course myself.

Developing knowledge, skills and tools in life is great for our wellbeing.

Over the next two weeks I get to be on a training course myself. I started training to be a Mental Health First Aidet today. This is a topic very close to my heart. The course has fantastic content, and I am enjoying learning at the moment.

I get to learn new knowledge and skills, on a topic that is important to me. I get to help other people, as well as learn new tools to look after my own mental health and being.

Notice my last paragraph. Look at the language, I said I get to this. It is so very easy for us to say I have to or I don’t want to do something in life. Small adjustments in the language I use builds in gratitude and positivity.

It would be easy for me to say I have to go to work, things are stressful. I added a positive change there by saying I get to go to work. The pandemic world is crazy right now, I am grateful to be employed and getting to work.

Learning new knowledge is a great way to keep focused. New skills is great for me to reduce stress. I strive never to remain static, to further myself through life. That is something I am grateful for.

What are you grateful for? I talk about gratitude alot… but it is important.

Have a great week.

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