Action for Happiness emailed me their monthly calendar yesterday. The theme this month is Active Coping for April. What a great theme for this time we find ourselves living through.

I realised last week that the closest approximation to how I’ve been feeling is how I feel through February. (February hosts the deathiversaries of both of my parents.) In February I cut myself a lot of slack, and prioritise self and rest time. I’ve therefore declared this time to be ‘a bit like February’ and am applying those coping strategies every day.

Shortly after working that out for myself, I listened to this episode of Brené Brown’s Unlocking us podcast. I found that she covered much of what I’d discovered for myself.

The idea of Active Coping is one that I can completely buy into. So thank you Action for Happiness for giving me 30 activities to try.