Covid-19 lockdown: Stephen Fry tells Norfolk school staff 'be kind to yourself'
Stephen Fry has urged people not to feel "inadequate" during England's third lockdown.
The actor, writer and television presenter, who has a home in Norfolk, sent a message to staff at two academy trusts in the county in
an attempt to boost morale among the key workers.
Fry stressed that people should not compare themselves adversely to those they see doing "all that baking and exercising" on social
Staff said the message was "inspiring".
It was emailed to the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT) and St Benet's Multi-Academy Trust.
Fry wrote: "Don't ever fall into the trap of thinking that you're somehow 'failing' or 'getting lockdown wrong'.
"It can be off-putting submitting oneself to the window of social media through which other people's lives can seem so healthy, happy
"All that baking and exercising that other people are doing - it can make one feel inadequate."
Fry said everyone was getting through lockdown "in our own way" which for ***spam*** meant "good days, OK days, bad days and awful
"Let oneself have those bad days without feeling guilty and letting self-annoyance make them worse," he said.
Fry said he was spending lockdown reading historical novels, watching old TV series like Midsomer Murders and Agatha Christie
dramas, listening to jazz and classical music while drinking "pints and pints" of oat milk to boost his mood.
Oliver Burwood, chief executive of DNEAT said the "words of encouragement" from the star had been "really inspiring for staff".
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