I’d like to share a few thoughts on how we might best adapt in the current climate.

Charles Darwin’s finches provide a good example of adapting in different environments. To paraphrase him, it isn’t the strongest or the most intelligent of the species that survives, it’s the one that is the most adaptable to change.  

The different finch species on the Galapagos islands are closely related, but show wide variations in beak and body size and feeding behaviour, depending on what food source was available to them: seeds, insects and so on.  Changes to the size and shape of the beaks enabled the different species to adapt to their environments, take advantage of the food source, and survive.

What can we do to make sure we adapt and survive, given our changed environment?

It will be helpful if we can remember that

💡 as each day passes, we’re closer to the end of the crisis

💡 where there’s life, there’s hope

And when you can:

✏️ connect with family and friends

✏️ don’t ‘catastrophise’

✏️ be kind to yourself

✏️ let go of those things beyond your control

✏️ be mindful, and interrupt any unhelpful thinking

✏️ eat and sleep well

✏️ get some exercise

✏️ spoil yourself now and then

✏️ be grateful for what you do have

✏️ practice optimism and hope

✏️ take pleasure in the small things

Take care