Look, here’s the thing
The thought of what’s ahead is not the best-feeling emotion in the world.
Nobody wants weeks and weeks of Lockdown 2.
Yet, come tomorrow, that is exactly what we will be at the start of experiencing.
And it's the again that can be a dangerous thing.
So let’s talk it out a little bit.
Looking to the future and expecting bad things.
That's a little something called Misfortune Telling.
And it is something I (Carrie) have spent my whole adult life doing, without actually realising I was doing it.
Please don’t think I am trying to minimise the disgraceful socioeconomic conditions our government has tried to tell us are acceptable.
No one should dread starving during a mandatory lockdown.
And everyone also has the basic human right to feel safe in their own home.
If we have both of these things and we are still struggling with the thought of what lies ahead.
Then it’s time to call in the professionals.
There's no medal any of us will get for bravery here.
This year continues to be lonely, frustrating, and generally rubbish.
Feeling fed-up about it is entirely reasonable.
Having suicidal thoughts, is not.
There is an end to all of this awfulness.
It too shall pass.
None of us can say with certainty when that will be.
But it absolutely will happen.
And any misfortune telling to the contrary is a sign that our brains chemistry is in need of a tweak.
And a sign that we need to talk these thoughts out with an objective professional ear.
Today would be an excellent time to retake the Goldberg test on our Home Page.
And then follow the guidance it gives alongside the end score.
Please do this one thing today.
It is always worth taking stock of how unsettling news is affecting us.
Don‘t be like me and let misfortune telling take over your life for years.
Not when the start of the solution is so easily within our grasp.