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It‘s all about motivation and happiness

Date: 19. October 2019
Author: Lilly
Position: 24 hours away from Vigo (hurray)!
Geographische  Position: 43°45‘1‘‘ N / 6° 19‘9‘‘
Etmal: 531 sm

„ARE YOU HAPPY?“ If you are being asked that question, try to answer “Yes I am“ as enthusiastic as possible even though you might just want to scream “Noooo!“ back into the person‘s face. That might sound a little strange at first, however, repeatedly reminding yourself and also everyone else to stay positive will eventually help you to stay on the bright side. This could be seasickness, an extremely long day of three watches or having to steer the wheel at 4 am in the morning when its pouring down and all you can think of is taking a long and hot bath.

Mentor Paul am Steuerrad bei Regen
Are you happy?

Singing songs for happiness

By singing songs together during your watch your brain will eventually release endorphines that again are responsible for your happiness! Old songs from the 80s, the latest pop songs, recently learned English shantees, songs about sailing in general, church songs, German songs, Easter songs, or songs from your childhood like “Bruder Jakob“ or “Drei kleine Wölfe“. Searching for any leftover lyrics somewhere in the deepest and darkest corners of your memory is guaranteed fun. If you fail, just go with any words that come to your mind, that will do as well.

However, there is one big exception we strictly have to hold on to: No single Christmas song until the last birthday before Christmas has been celebrated!

In case you run out of songs to sing, either come up with your own ones or just repeat everything you have sung so far from the beginning. Personally, I would not recommend dancing on the poop deck, you are very likely to slide across the whole deck (talking about personal expericene here).

The small little things for happiness

It is incredible how two words “dolphins ahead“ can cheer up a whole ship from one second to the other. And today two wales have been spotted at the horizon for the very first time. Well, to be honest, only the fontaines of them, but who cares about that little detail!? For all the ones who keep missing the dolphins, including me, I am sure Abbies absolutely delicious brownies will come up for that.

P.S.: The latest record of not blocking the toiletts is six days and we are very keen on breaking that record.

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