Time for March’s edition of Interesting Ideas. Depending on where you live, you are at some place in the ‘third wave’. Whether you are watching it approach, starting the ride or balancing on the peak; like most of us you’re probably tired of ‘surfing’.
Here are three interesting ideas that can help.
The Fear of Failure
As we’ve spent more time online over the past year, it’s clear that so much of what we do is seen by so many. With the increased visibility, our fear of failure (and the resulting judgement) can increase to the point that we become afraid to try anything new. This Atlantic article encourages us to ‘go ahead and fail’ along with ways to build the courage to do so.
“I have to see people in-person again?!!!”
At some point in the future, we’ll be able to socialize with large groups of people. However, for many of us, this is a source of anxiety–and not just for individuals who experienced social anxiety before the pandemic. This article in The Guardian lets you know that you’re not alone, and provides coping strategies to ease yourself back into the outside world.
While pet ownership has increased over the past year, dog walking or cat litter cleaning isn’t for everyone. An alternative? According to this Washington Post article, you can hug a cow! Even if you don’t read the article, the pictures are adorable!
Until next time…take care and stay safe.