How would you answer the question- when life is pants, what do you do? - Hide under a duvet? Call in sick to work? Ignore your phone when it pings? Or anything else as long as you are on your own?
Sometimes it feels like the only options available to us are being alone or getting help from a professional- and whilst that might help- something is missing... there's a difference between what you do and what gets you through. Isolation doesn't work.
Tough times happen for all of us; There is no definition for this. It can be from simply having a bad day to living with a more severe life changing situation, and everywhere in between. There is no competition about who is having the worst 'tough time', it really is just 'pants'.
When life is pants,
what gets you through?
We've all experienced having to isolate over the last year, and felt what life is like when we can't be with people or do the things that mean something to us.
People who give a damn, are interested, have a laugh... people who look out of you and you can look out for them AND...
Purpose- doing things that you love, give you energy, change how you feel
When life is pants, people and purpose can get you through.
When life is pants, be a Camerado
People & Purpose are a more human way to get through tough times
And that is what being a camerado is all about.
We look out for each other and here are 6 things we always keep in mind to do that really well…
We don’t try to fix people, we’re just there, probably having a brew, listening and having a chat together
It’s o.k to fail, we all make mistakes and we have a special badge to celebrate this, you can wear it with pride
We mix with people who are not like us, and find ways to be together
If we disagree with folk, that’s ok, we can say it respectfully and still keep talking
If someone is struggling, we ask them to help us, it gives them purpose and makes us both feel better to do something together
We have fun. Laughing always makes a difference and when life is pants this somehow gets harder, so we have to make it happen because it works!
Life can be a bit 'pants' sometimes, but we know it is better when we are together. Want to come and hang out?
Click 'On The Streets' to join us at at pop up events around the UK.
You can dance, take great selfies, smash pinatas and more... or you can just have a chat, to us and to others.
Or click 'Public Living Rooms' to find out where they are and how you can set one up
Be a camerado... when we have fun together, it makes a difference.
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