Thursday Thoughts: the weekly Let’s Talk About Mental Health newsletter (14 October, 2021)

Hello Talkers!

A huge thanks to all of you who have reached out to me on social media over the past week to help celebrate the 100th episode of Let’s Talk About Mental Health and the show’s recent two-year anniversary. Your kindness and support means a lot and it really does help me to feel like I’m doing work that actually helps people, rather than just shouting into the void with my content!

So… greetings and salutations, and welcome to another newsletter. I hope you enjoy my quick snapshot of my favourite things this week — hopefully at least one of them will make you smile/feel inspired. Have a fantastic week and a brilliant weekend!

Jeremy 😃


My favourite things this week:

1. ‘Small steps’ from @lizandmollie [via Instagram]

Small steps equal big results. To quote the description on this post, “If you commit to making a bit of progress every day, in a year you’ll look back and be amazed at how far those seemingly small steps took you.”

2. A note about letting go of the past from @tinybuddhaofficial [via Instagram]

“Sometimes in order to be happy in the present moment you have to be willing to give up all hope of a better past.” ~ Robert Holden. Please memorise that and remind yourself of this daily!

3. What if I fail? from @michellerial via @ariannahuff [via Instagram]

Success does not come without (a) attempts and (b) failures. Overnight success only happens to less than 0.000001% of people… so, take small steps each day and keep going. And as Arianna said in the caption of her post (quoting her mother), “failure isn’t the opposite of success, but a stepping stone to success.” (Repost from @michellerial via @ariannahuff)

And one bonus LOL of the week: please enjoy this visual representation of the struggle involved with remaining quiet at work when your patience is being tested (I literally just had this conversation with three different people this week regarding their situations, so it felt timely and it made me laugh).

Tip of the week for better mental health:

Why say in 500 words what you can say in 11.

Quote of the week:

Today is yesterday’s pupil.

Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

My content this week:

Click here for transcript (opens in new window). Clic aquí for Spanish translation.

Thanks for reading and have an absolutely fantastic week! JG 🙂

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