Make a choice

Whether we are US citizens or not, many of us will have been watching the American election results this week as Biden inched forward and duly became the President Elect.

Depending on our politics, we may be elated, disappointed – or just plain relieved. The twists and turns were for me high emotion. And during the week I found I had to make choices.

I had to make a choice to limit my exposure to the news. Why? Because the twists and turns were overly controlling my emotions. Sound familiar? Some of us might also have found this when following news of the coronavirus pandemic.

We can each make choices to improve our wellbeing. Sometimes this includes what we allow to dominate our thoughts. I am drawn back to a saying attributed to Martin Luther – wisdom crossing centuries: “You cannot keep birds from flying over your head but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair.”

Take notice. Make wise choices.

This is Mindful Monday on 9 November.

Join others for a virtual mindfulness gathering on Monday 16 November, 7-8.15 pm (UK time). Simply email hello@essencecheltenham.org for details.

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