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When life has lost its sparkle!

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Sometimes things happen and life loses its sparkle. 

As ever, these posts and tips are for wellbeing promotion and do not replace professional advice. If you find life is overwhelming just now and it's affecting your wellbeing, please speak to your GP or other health care provider about support near you. 

Also, check out the ''whit's happening ''info magazines on the site for details of services and supports.

There can be many reasons we have lost interest in what previously gave us pleasure. During COVID-19 and lockdown, it may be the things which we were interested in are not as readily available, and with restrictions, we have not had many opportunities to find new things to put our energy into……….and there are only so many times we can get excited about making banana bread!

It maybe we are used to enjoying things with others and again, with restrictions we are not able to see people the way we used to and while at first zoom trivial pursuit was fun……………. We may even find as a result of restrictions we feel we have lost connections with others. This piece may also be of interest www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/why-for-many-feeling-close-to-someone-matters.

The following tips offer some ideas to regain your interest in things and put the sparkle back into life. There is also a personal promise affirmation card where perhaps if you want, you pick one small change you want to make to help regain that interest.

Life can be challenging at times and can feel overwhelming, having an interest can help act as a buffer against that stress. Sometimes we need to find new interests and that's okay too. Life is full of changes as are our environments be that work, living, rest, or play. Adapting to that change matters for our wellbeing.

''According to Darwin's Origin of Species, it is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives, but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself.''

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