Be Brave :: Engage in Trusting Your Instincts

January 21, 2019

Did you know today is Blue Monday?

It’s supposedly the most depressing day of the year. The label was given to the day by Cliff Arnall, a tutor at the Centre for Lifelong Learning. It never was meant to make the day sound negative, but rather to inspire people to take action and make bold life decisions.

Thinking of that, there was a video featured a few weeks back which, to me, was profound. It promoted engaging in small talk with people around us and how sometimes that small talk is what’s needed to interrupt the suicidal thoughts someone else might have. Wow! It’s hard to believe that’s true, but when you think about it, the connection and communication to another human helps you realize many times you’re not alone. The problem: I believe so many of us are heads down in our phones that we are eroding that connection with those immediately around us.

And as they say in the clip, trust your instincts.

I believe this is beautiful because our instincts are so completely on point. But how do you instinctually understand what’s happening around you when you’re not actually engaged in what’s happening around you? My challenge to you this week is to watch the video.

Then, bravely engage with your fellow humans around you. I’m not saying it’ll always be life saving, but it at the very least will be life giving and life enriching.

***Warning: this video does mention suicide.***

Have an engaging Blue Monday.

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