When the world is against you or just plain awful -
Or when your heart is broken because the guy or the girl or whoever broke it -
Or when you are stressed out because things are out of whack -
When you are SPINNING - the thing to do is to STOP.
You learned this long ago. When you were a child and played at spinning around yourself. You'd get dizzy, and giggle, maybe truly enjoyed it... until it got too much. WAY too much. Maybe there were also tears involved, and fears, and tantrums. So what did you do? You STOPPED.
You knew it then, and you know how to do it now.
And the world doesn't have to literally spin for you to feel like it is.
So next time when your nervous system is spinning, before you reach for the blame game or the jar of ice cream.... Stop doing whatever you're doing, feel your feet on the ground, look at something in front of you, and... BREATHE.
It's all invented anyways.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman