We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Many of us think that luck or good fortune simply happens or doesn’t happen for some people. However, we can all learn to find happiness, be alert and expect and the unexpected.

If you want to be lucky, you need to be open to the unexpected. An experiment was carried out for the BBC. Someone who considered himself to be lucky and a lady who considered herself to be unlucky were asked to go to a coffee shop on separate occasions. A £5 was placed on the pavement outside the coffee shop.

The lucky person noticed the £5 and went inside the coffee shop, ordered a coffee, and struck up a conversation with a well-connected stranger. The unlucky lady did not notice the £5 note and did not strike up a conversation with the stranger.

Both participants had the same opportunities, but only one of them was able to see them. While this experiment was quite lighthearted, it shows that being alert and open to opportunities can make a difference.

How to Create Your Own Luck 

Recognise your biases

– We all have preconceptions of the world, and these preconceptions can make it hard to spot the unexpected. Think about all of the (good) unexpected things that could happen today. When you add up all of these events, it’s likely that something unexpected could happen.

Cultivate your mindset

When it comes to solving problems, we tend to use the strategies that we’re familiar with. This means we are unlikely to come up with simpler solutions even if they save us time. If you know how to improvise and use a tool, for example, in a different way, you can change your mindset. When you begin to look at things differently, you begin to work in new ways, and this can help you to find more opportunities.

Connect with Others 

It doesn’t matter if you’re an introvert or an extrovert, you can learn conversation skills that can help you to connect with other people. Learn how to connect with others, when you do, you’ll find that more opportunities present themselves. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk