We’ve all got some big things to worry about at the moment – our health and that of our friends and family; and for many people financial worries.
However, even in these times, we all have small worries.
We know that they’re not as big as the ‘big’ ones, but they are still there, they still affect us, and for some people struggling to cope with the big worries, it can be the small ones that tip us over the edge.
I’m no expert, but I’m fairly sure that the brain can’t really distinguish between a big worry and a little one – they are still worries and still take up brain space and gnaw at us.
This is where we can all help, this is where a little kindness could really come in useful. Can I suggest two ways that we could help?
- Don’t be that person that comments on a post with, “there are people dying and that is all you have to worry about.”
- Let’s actually promote people to get their small worries of their chests. It may be the we can help them with advice and support, or it may just be that by sharing them they feel better anyway.
We know there are people dying, but whether the window cleaner can still come round is still a worry.
So let’s create a new hashtag on social media #smallworry and get people to post their worries. Then let’s search for that hashtag and offer help and support where we can.
What’s your small worry?