Updated: Sep 26
I thought that it might be useful to start sharing my newsletters on the blog too. So here is yesterdays!
Hi If you are feeling completely weird right now then you are not alone. I don't want to dwell on the negativity, instead here are few things that I have seen this week that may give you some kind of boost.
Pema Chodron Viv Groskop writer, comedian,podcaster and author of How to Own the Room had some excellent resources in her newsletter this week. She is a big fan of Pema Chodron, this is an exert of Vivs newsletter which I recommend you sign up for if you don't already get it: "I’m often recommending the work of Pema Chodron and I can’t say that enough right now. She is a Buddhist nun, fabulous writer and thinker, funny and sometimes a bit rude. Oprah is a fan. So is Mary Portas who keeps a book of Pema’s sayings next to her bed. Pema Chodron is the absolute QUEEN of managing uncertainty and that is really what we need right now. She has a lot of books, audio materials and downloads so it can be hard to know where to start. I would recommend: When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times; Start Where You Are: How to Accept Yourself and Others (I really love this book); or Pema Chodron’s Compassion Cards for daily inspiring messages" Instagram Community Tags Sara Tasker, founder of Me and Orla sent out a list of Instagram hashtags in her newsletter this week, which includes #ISOLATIONCHRONICLES she briefly explains:
"Tetyana (@javaholicandtheboy) has started a new, two-week hashtag challenge to help her (and the rest of us) stay sane in the face of uncertainty and social isolation. She says, “I welcome you to join me in documenting your days - in photographs or videos, words, art pieces, drawings, movements or creations. It can be your notes, your feelings, your wins or your fees, the food you cooked or share.” The goal, she says, is to “find ways to claim a few minutes a day to deflect and distract our anxious minds.”
Tetyana has come up with a prompt a day for two weeks, to guide our thinking, and shares them all in her Story Highlights (called “Isolation Notes”) South East London Specific
Closer to home, there are many excellent initiatives on social media to help keep us all connected and informed. I wanted to mention the work being done by Sophie Bradley of Socially Sophie B and Anna Skipwith of Hello Social.Media who are both sharing on Instagram Stories anything from the SE London community at the moment that is trying to help small business owners to connect.
A week of writing I challenged myself this week to try and write every day on my blog 'Marketing and Musings' which can be found on www.shonachambersmarketing.co.uk If any of these topics grab you, you can catch up here
Keep strong, and hope you & your families remain healthy Shona
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