|Welsh Poppy in the Sunshine|
I had a really good response so I decided to gather some of the ideas together in a blog post, so here you are: My guide to staying sane! I hope that some of my strategies will be useful to you but 'sane' is of course a very personal and individual thing. Remember to be kind to yourself and to do what you need to do to stay well.
Part 1. Draw Something
|Daily Drawing: Birds in the Garden|
Part 2. Have a Cup of Tea (or Coffee)
Part 3. Get close to Nature
Part 4. Stitching
|Stitching: Work in Progress|
Stitching is something I always return to, especially during times of stress and anxiety. I find that the repetitive rhythm, the tactility and focus required for hand stitch are perfect for keeping a busy mind occupied but it's also not too taxing. I find the same goes for knitting and crochet and since this crisis started I've been doing a lot more of all these things!
Part 5. Grow Something
Part 6. Simple Pleasures
|A Sunny Day|
Part 7. Reach Out
Stay safe and stay hopeful; I truly believe we have the opportunity to come out of this and to create a fairer, happier society.