We are going through difficult times. It is very easy to get drawn into a spiral of panic, especially when faced with social isolation, empty supermarket shelves and conflicting news reports.

Try to look on this as a time for achieving something different with your creative work.

Aim to do three of the following each day:

  1. Step away from social media and news reports for a couple of hours. Switch off your phone.
  2. Devise a short exercise routine – particularly if you are spending more time on the computer.
  3. Read a poem a day.
  4. Contact a friend by phone or email.
  5. Meditate or do a short visualisation.
  6. Write! Release frustrations onto the page. Take a small step with a new project.
  7. Give yourself a small treat every day.
  8. Think of three things you’re grateful for.
  9. Spend a few minutes outside. Focus on the clouds, a flower or a bird. Breathe deeply.
  10. Listen to a piece of music. Close your eyes.
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