Words are powerful and can impact directly how we feel and respond. It is so important that we focus on what we want rather than what we don’t want.
The language that we have been using since March 2020 will have impacted how we have responded and how we are feeling.
To help manage my own feelings around everything I have deliberately chosen to say “this time of Slow Down” rather than "lock down", to talk about “physical distancing” rather than "social distancing".
Recently, nature has also frozen and we have been treated to stunning sunrises and sunsets and what a gift they have been. A reminder that nature has its own pace and perhaps we need to go with it.
Your words matter, choose them wisely and notice how it might change how you feel, react and respond. This is also so important around children and young people.