‘The dark nights are coming.’
There are so many daft things about that sentence… and yet I say it every year.
Like it’s a surprise that it will soon be dark at 6pm.
Is it a British thing? Like being amazed at the price of a Freddo (the frog)*?
Or flabbergasted that the number of crisps in a bag of Walkers is down to single figures?
Why even mention it?
Yes, the dark nights are coming. However, this year it will be different.
People are already struggling, and a new wave of Covid is undoubtedly happening.
And it feels like we can’t do much about it.
So instead, let’s focus on what we can do. You could:
Practise hygge and make your winter as cosy as possible.
Go out for walks and appreciate autumn by stopping and admiring the beauty of falling leaves.
Check in with friends and make sure they’re okay.
Buy a good book and escape or learn as you immerse yourself in the pages.
Focus on your health. Be the best you can be.
Cook delicious home-made food.
Write a grateful list.
This will be a very challenging time for us all.
I’ll be regularly contributing to the How to Be Brilliant Facebook group (the most positive uplifting place on earth!)
And sending messages like this.
What are you doing to prepare for the dark nights? Please leave your comments below.
PS Have you ever thought about writing your own book? Later this month Write That Book MasterClass is coming back with even more literary loveliness. If you’re interested in finding out more just click here and we’ll add you to the ‘first to know’ list. Imagine your book published in 2021 – now that’s a motivator.