You may be like me: the news of the day and all the talk about the Coronavirus has upped my anxiety. I’ve had to double down on my self-care routines to stay stay grounded. I have to consistently steer myself back to love and optimism rather than fear and doom.
My writing and art-making practices are incredible sources of solace. It’s true for my clients, too. They describe the positive impact of their writing as a ripple effect, making the rest of their lives better.
When they report this positive result of writing on their lives, I can’t help but jump up and whoop with joy. This is why I do the work of helping people actualize their creative selves: because it makes life better! Even when the global situation seems like it’s headed to the crapper, we can make a difference now by continuing to show up for our creative work.
This ripples out and helps replace fear and loathing with love and empathy. Seriously, I am a better human when I am making my stuff.
So please, keep showing up for your art and writing even when that meany voice says “why bother!”