How to Make This Winter Not Totally Suck.

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Hi Sober sellers. It's Lynn. Oh, my goodness one more week when this comes out, I will be moving in one more week. So yeah, I'm really excited had some hiccups along the way I don't know if you all remember living in an apartment buildings. That's where I'm moving from and moving to I'm not buying a house quite yet in my little village in evidently something happened to me every time I move and this time it was kind of a big one I was moving into this brand new building with four stories although I'm GonNa live on the second floor, right above the shops with. Florida ceiling windows kind of like a loft and wouldn't you know that Kovin interruptus happened? Yeah. So the elevator people can't put the elevator in and this is quite a complex project from what I understand even in twenty twenty, they are I don't know six months behind as what I'm told, and now I have to move into a temporary residence which I'm now wrapping my brain around but it's one bedroom instead of two bedrooms. So I have to downsize a little bit more than I thought I was going to and I might be in the. Apartment for about three months. So there you go Bobbin we've in our way through two thousand, twenty I'm still so very excited. So after some contemplation and some you know. Anger and disappointment whereas my feeling wheel and some other things I got through it and decided to make the best of it and that's what I'm doing. Now, of course, there's lots of stuff in between all there. So you know I have to pull out my tools from my buffer zone just like you do. which brings me to today's topic in the spirit of all of us who have moved before. Yeah. I'm expending a lot of energy right now and I'm excited and I'm busy and I'm forgetting stuff. So I'm trying to keep the next few weeks of podcast episodes brief or if I don't win that battle with myself, which is very difficult to keep things brief I'm going to choose things that tickle me and that I wanNA. Share you and I came across one of those just this week by a writer who writes a lot for the Atlantic she was on staff there and I haven't really followed her I'm not a writer follower type but I know I've read a bunch of her stuff. Her name is Seagal Samuel and the article I'm going to read you she wrote for Vox and you gotTA. Love the title how to make this winter not totally suck. According to psychologists. Many of us are throwing her arms up in the air and still going what the heck is going on here. in the United. States. Election will be shortly upon us and were quite uncertain about what that's going to bring. Nobody really knows t leave readers all over the place but crazy stuff keeps happening day by day. So we'll just see ultimately the goal for those of you listening as you well know for me is to share with you how are we going to cope with all this? Tabei Day week by week sometimes minute by minute and second by second. So. That's why I love this article. And I thought today. y'All might forgive me if I kinda just read it to you. You know I can't help myself from jumping in and give him my own little take on things which Typically you'll hear me change my tone of voice or Interject Lynn here my plan is that you'll actually be able to decipher that. And enjoy the little nuggets of wisdom that is Samuel has shared with us. Again the article is shared on Vox V. O. X. DOT COM. and. The author is Seagal I hopeful that I'm pronouncing that right but you know there's a fifty fifty chance of everything last name Samuel and it was published on October fourteenth twenty twenty. She begins I'm GonNa go out on a limb and say, you're probably dreading this winter. We know it's going to be harder to socialize outdoors as the weather gets colder. We also know there's probably going to be a surge. Yeah. In New Cova. Nineteen infections many of us are feeling anxious about how we're going to make it through. The lonely bleak months ahead I see a lot of people trying to cope with this anxiety by drumming up one off solutions y'all are going to love this. By a fire pit better yet by a whole house or like I'm doing move. Those may be perfectly fine ideas as far as they go but I'd like to suggest a more effective way to think about reducing your suffering an increasing your happiness. This winter studies show that anything we can do to direct our attention off of ourselves and onto other people or other things is usually productive and makes us happier. Said Sonya Lia- by Mirsky, a psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside and author of the how of happiness a scientific approach to getting the life you want. She goes on to say a lot of life's problems are caused by too much self-focused and self absorption, and we often focus too much on the negatives about

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