Tis the season (part ii).

Sunday December 10, 2017

It’s our second week. If I could create a warm room for us all with soft stuff and candles in the style of the Danish concept Hygge then I would. (Of course, in this virtual world someone else would cook and clean for us, we’d all get along and our differences would dovetail, never to collide.)

How can I bring you something soothing this week? My thought is a reverse advent. For you. We are all time pressured, life pressured and health pressured so I’m conscious that none of us needs anything more to squeeze into our already brimming full inbox. But I think I can find 1 or 2 minutes each day to put something inwards and count the days of advent… for me. Can you? A little deposit into the Bank of Mental Health throughout the silly season? You can go back to ignoring yourself after the 25th if you wish.


1. I can lie on the floor and stare at the ceiling (2 minutes is a long time for this treat!)
2. On waking early I can look out at the dark streets and rooftops and soak in that peace
3. I might look in the mirror and say “You are doing ok Room, better than you think”
4. I can drink a full cup of tea by the window and do nothing else

The list of ideas is endless but the rough rule is that it shouldn’t involve you in much, shouldn’t take longer than 5 minutes, and it should feel a little indulgent.

Maybe you will think it’s weird. Absurd. And maybe you’ll like it. Are you willing to try? Be soothed. A few minutes. A reverse advent.

Love from

The room above the garage
A Moodscope member.

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