2021

FatCat

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my personal beliefs are that covid, trumpism etc are all small fry compared to what the human race is just burying its head in the sand about, and that is the effects & consequences of climate change. as usual, theres loads of guff and tinkering, but anyone with an understanding & attachment to the natural world knows that things are pretty much fooked. that said... personal mental health, and being able to be happy regardless of what is going on is still very much possible with the right help. my thoughts are with the op.
My Mrs got the David Attenborough book for Christmas after a couple of hours reading she was thoroughly depressed as he highlights the damage we are doing and that there will be no future if we keep going at the rate we are. It’s not something that’s going to be resolved with a last minute half baked plan - it needs to be addressed NOW!
 

Tommy_Dickfingers

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I'd expect things to start to improve as far as Covid restrictions by the time we get to Easter.

I don't think we'll go in to a massive recession either, a lot of people haven't had anywhere to spend their money the last 10 months so as soon as there is some normality a lot of money will release into the economy imo.

As far as Brexit, I think we'll have to see. We're only two weeks in and there is a lot of shouting from both sides about how good the deal is or isn't (and I don't want a reply to this please from the board Brexit police) but I think we simply have to see how it pans out.

I'm looking forward to a pint and the play off final.
 

UKLL1981

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This pandemic will end but before it does are lot more people are going to die or lose their jobs, relationships and homes. You might not be one of those people so surely that’s a positive?

Vaccines will either crush it this year or people will accept taking their chances, whatever happens there’s no way the government will be able to lock people down for another year, they barely have the good will of the public now.

No one will come out of this unscathed, physically, emotionally or financially. Personally the worst thing for me has been my relationship, she’s police and I’m in aviation, I’ve got a kid and she doesn’t, we couldn’t have polar opposite perspectives or job security and man do we clash.
 

Randy

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Well that’s cheered me up so thanks for that

I need some glimmer of hope to hold onto. There’s none whatsoever.
I feel you mate, I do.

Others on here will know I've struggled this year with the uncertainty surrounding my job. That plus the added weight of an upside down household has made the last 10 months a challenge.
I've had my up days and down days and the down days have far outweighed the ups not going to lie but you need to fill me something to focus on.

That's what I've been doing, fixing up bits of the house, trying out new recipes at home before I show them to my head chef and getting out and about by myself and taking in the scenery.

I appreciate you reaching out on here, that's a great step forward, it's not good to keep stuff bottled up.
 

Aet290204

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Constant rain here for two days. We had houses flooded on Xmas Eve, roads cut off and villages are cut off again. We had so much Rain it got in thru my bedroom wall and mould appeared. I’ve no idea how to fix it. When I lived in Boro I was l once told low pressure weather systems affects your mood, I never believed it until now. I dunno. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. someone somewhere at either PHE or Sage or the civil service knows the impact of lockdowns on the millions of people unaffected by catching covid. To me the mental health of the nation is a ticking time bomb. And it isn’t being addressed.
Although it’s paid lip service on gov website coronavirus page.

as for Brexit - stupid idea. Nuff said. I live in the first town in the country to elect a UKIP controlled town council back in 2011. Farage even visited to celebrate. Embarrassing.

I too think the economy will bounce back as soon as they let us out and we aren’t imprisoned in our homes any more by the Government.

On top of all that it’s January. As if January isn’t bad enough normally.
 

London_Boro

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Not a day goes by where my youngest doesn't ask "When can we go see nanna and grandad?" - We managed a short trip to Middlesbrough for 2 nights in August. That's the one and only time we've seen any family since February last year.

2021 needs to up its game. We're hopeful that the vaccine rollout means we can get up there by the summer, but we're not holding our breaths.
 

Randy

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Not a day goes by where my youngest doesn't ask "When can we go see nanna and grandad?" - We managed a short trip to Middlesbrough for 2 nights in August. That's the one and only time we've seen any family since February last year.

2021 needs to up its game. We're hopeful that the vaccine rollout means we can get up there by the summer, but we're not holding our breaths.
This summer will be incredible.
 

Randy

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I wish I had your optimism
Just a feeling mate.
Me and the lads at work reckon we are going to be very busy all summer long. I think people might give holidays abroad a miss this year and take holidays in this country instead.

I'm actually working on a summer themed Xmas menu at the moment to run by my gaffer. My idea is to run a Xmas menu one weekend on August for those who couldn't have a usual Xmas last year.
 

London_Boro

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Just a feeling mate.
Me and the lads at work reckon we are going to be very busy all summer long. I think people might give holidays abroad a miss this year and take holidays in this country instead.

I'm actually working on a summer themed Xmas menu at the moment to run by my gaffer. My idea is to run a Xmas menu one weekend on August for those who couldn't have a usual Xmas last year.
If we get through this current spike and the weather warms up, as the vaccine rollout increases I think things could look very different come the summer. I still don't think big events etc will go ahead, but there will be some normality otherwise. As you said, just a feeling!
 

Aet290204

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Just a feeling mate.
Me and the lads at work reckon we are going to be very busy all summer long. I think people might give holidays abroad a miss this year and take holidays in this country instead.

I'm actually working on a summer themed Xmas menu at the moment to run by my gaffer. My idea is to run a Xmas menu one weekend on August for those who couldn't have a usual Xmas last year.
That is a superb idea. We were put in tier 4 on Boxing Day so I did manage to have Xmas dinner at a lovely country hotel/restaurant with family although with seven of us we had to sit at two separate tables. Was the highlight of a bloody awful year.
 

newyddion

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Just going to be an massively equally shittier version of 2020, right?

Anyone else who can do find no reason to be positive about the following year at all. Or is it, as I suspect, just me ?
it less of an unknown quantity. light at the end of the tunnel.

i've packed the drink in and started exercising a little.. also signed up for a few courses online to keep my mind ticking over.
 

Aet290204

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My Mam got vaccinated last week so I'm now less worried about her dying from covid. As more of us get the jab in 2021 it brings us nearer to a more normal world. That's something positive to hang on to.
I must be completely alone in this.

I’m not in the slightest bit worried about anyone i’m close to dying of covid. My brother had it and felt **** for a few days. Likewise the three other people I know who’ve had positive tests.


im more bothered that my mother, who like me lives alone, is furloughed from her part time job in a hotel that keeps her busy and out the house, now never sees anyone she works with and is therefore isolated and doesn’t see anyone.

Again, mental health is not given a thought
 

afcb_acklam

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I must be completely alone in this.

I’m not in the slightest bit worried about anyone i’m close to dying of covid. My brother had it and felt **** for a few days. Likewise the three other people I know who’ve had positive tests.


im more bothered that my mother, who like me lives alone, is furloughed from her part time job in a hotel that keeps her busy and out the house, now never sees anyone she works with and is therefore isolated and doesn’t see anyone.

Again, mental health is not given a thought

a couple of things. one, never ever think u are alone or unique. there are sooooo many people, there will always be loads who think the same as you, no matter how unique you feel. secondly, if you and your mother don't like living alone..... couldnt you live together, even temporarily?
 

JM14

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I must be completely alone in this.

I’m not in the slightest bit worried about anyone i’m close to dying of covid. My brother had it and felt **** for a few days. Likewise the three other people I know who’ve had positive tests.


im more bothered that my mother, who like me lives alone, is furloughed from her part time job in a hotel that keeps her busy and out the house, now never sees anyone she works with and is therefore isolated and doesn’t see anyone.

Again, mental health is not given a thought
It’s only through these vaccinations that we will ever return to normal life, surely it’s a huge positive that the vaccine programme is really stepping up now?
 

ThirdLeg

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There are no external circumstances that will ever make you feel better when you’re in that space. It comes from within.
it could be sunny 40 degrees with a model either side of you. But you’d still be unhappy.
And everyone knows that, really. Deep down. You know it all along but it doesn’t make a jot of difference.

A few years ago, after a decade of depression, i woke up one day and and it finally clicked with me. I have the power to control my life. It’s not something that just happens to me.
I haven felt the same since.
Maybe one day it will change for you too. There’s always hope. And things aren’t as bad as they may seem.
 

afcb_acklam

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There are no external circumstances that will ever make you feel better when you’re in that space. It comes from within.
it could be sunny 40 degrees with a model either side of you. But you’d still be unhappy.
And everyone knows that, really. Deep down. You know it all along but it doesn’t make a jot of difference.

A few years ago, after a decade of depression, i woke up one day and and it finally clicked with me. I have the power to control my life. It’s not something that just happens to me.
I haven felt the same since.
Maybe one day it will change for you too. There’s always hope. And things aren’t as bad as they may seem.

brilliantly put
 
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