Argh! It’s the end of the week, already!
I’ve been feeling very overwhelmed and feeble this week, so this Friday Five is all about trying to combat that.
1. New knitting project. Knitting is definitely good for stress-relief and the repetitive action helps me to think through story ideas, too.
This owl pattern and yarn combination is super-cute, but the yarn itself is making me cross-eyed. I’m getting used to it, though, and the pattern is nice and simple, which is what I need at the moment!
2. I’ve been giving myself plenty of reading time (as I know that will help me to ‘refill the creative well’, as well as being an enjoyable escape from my own head) and I really enjoyed The Lie by C.L. Taylor and Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig.
3. Easing out the post-deadline kinks with some yoga. I’ve been saying ‘I must do some yoga, it’ll do me good’ for so long, that I (finally) got sick of myself and actually did some. Hurrah. I’ve been following the 30 Days of Yoga on the ‘Yoga With Adriene’ channel on YouTube and I really like her down-to-earth, approach.
4. I don’t think I have a number four, unless you count walking lots and listening to podcasts. Oh, I know! I’ve been listening to Amanda Palmer’s The Art of Asking: How I learned to stop worrying and let people help
audio book and it’s really good.
5. There is no number five, either. Feeble, see?
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