Waiting for the world to get better, is exhausting, draining and at times - hopeless.
I am coming up against my discomfort around patience every single day.
Here are some of my attempts at keeping sanity while slowly yet surely losing my patience....:
*Lighting up incense every day. Aroma therapy is a good distraction from the waiting period.
*Looking at the calendar more often than I need to, hoping to avoid the haunting surprise of 'WTF, is it July already!?'
*Unplugging from the news and social media as much as I humanely can.
*Daily nature intakes. Even if it's only by looking at the moon from my window.
*Repeating the mantra 'This Too Shall Pass' every time I remember it.
*When pressure shows up like:'What're you doing with your life?' 'Ya should have finished three screenplays by now!', 'Do a self-tape every day, why not!?', 'Read more novels and plays instead of getting lost on youtube!', 'You know, other people are making this time VERY productive.' - I take a chill pill.
*'Chill pills' come in various assortments: Hot baths, meditation, massage from my bf, a hit off a joint, turning on some music and dancing the pressure away, extra SLEEP, random baking and then stuffing my face with her holy highness, the divine goddess of SUGAR.
*Writing. Crafting. Making. Storytelling, creativity and art are the most fun escape, and when I'm in the flow - time literally STOPS and it feels fucking awesome.
*Daily routines. They kill time. And TIME right now....is a real jerk.
What keep YOU going, during this agonizing time warp we're in?!
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.
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