GstaadLife No 7 | Editorial

  08.12.2023 Editorial, Editorial, Magazine, Lifestyle

Soon comes the festive season – time to wind down and spend merry days with family and friends. Arriving at Christmas pace can take time – the older I get, the longer it takes me to arrive in Christmas mode.

With age, I worry about “stuff”. About the future: ongoing wars, international politics, and topics like the future of our local healthcare and dependence on external energy supplies? Just to name a few!

I’ve always counted myself as robust and resilient – Teflon cape and all. I get that shit happens and that hardship is part of life. But this does not mean I welcome it. On the contrary.
Recently, I read that resilient people are good at carefully choosing where they select their attention. They have a habit of realistically appraising situations and, typically, managing to focus on the things that they can change and somehow accept the things that they can’t. Sort of like saying, “Make your days be merry and bright” by not diminishing the negative but tuning into the good. It sounds right enough, and I am trying it out in December to see if it catches on. Luckily, I am blessed with a good sense of humour, and that takes you a long way, too.

So it is my wish for you this season, that you shall look for the best in every situation – and remember to laugh. As far as I know, a good collective laugh never hurt anyone; and there is plenty to smile about in our profile interview with Oliver Preston. Poking fun at all things Gstaady and wintery. Laugh it out, enjoy yourself, and I wish you a Merry Christmas

Jeanette Wichmann
Editor in Chief

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