We’ve all seen the posters, the mugs, the cushions etc, carrying this terribly British saying, but how many of us have really stopped to think about what it means?
I think most of us good Brits would think it’s a good thing to keep calm and carry on regardless, but I disagree.
I think it could be very suppressive and suppression is detrimental to our health and wellbeing.
While thinking of alternatives I came up with Keep Dignified and Carry On. Which is actually in essence exactly what the Queen has done for the last 60 years. Through good times and bad, she has kept her dignity and stayed true to herself and her beliefs, and it is that which has made her remain a popular monarch.
Emotions are part of who we are and we need to be able to express them in a healthy way.
When Lady Dianna died, the nation went into mourning. Grown men were sitting at bus stops crying out loud, the newsreaders were crying as they read the latest events. As a nation there was a huge very healthy outpouring of grief. Most of us thought we were crying over the death of Dianna, however, most of us would also have been crying over grief from our own lives that we had suppressed at some point that was finding an outlet once given permission to be expressed.
In some countries, when a death occurs, the village stops and there is a huge loud outpouring of tears. Woman and men wail in the streets on public view. I’m not necessarily advocating this in Aldridge shopping precinct, but acknowledging our emotions and giving ourselves the permission to express them is very healthy.
Even anger needs to be embraced and expressed, but it is making sure we express it in a way that doesn’t hurt others that is key to dealing with it.
So keep those emotions and be grateful for them, as they are part of us. Be dignified in your expression of them but never suppress them.
And remember that when emotions become unhealthy and unmanageable it means that there is dis-ease, and this needs treating with a system of medicine that treats mind, body and soul, such as homoeopathy.
If you have struggled to keep a handle on your emotions and feel like they take over your life, then homoeopathy might be for you. Call for a no obligation chat and quote "Jubilee" to recieve £10 off your first appointment.
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I am a mother and wife and homoeopath.
I discovered homoeopathy in 2002 when I was treated for anxiety with it. Since then I have been passionate about how it can turn people's lives around by helping...