Unravelling your knots, part one.
- Get up early, while the rest of the house is quiet. Make a cup of tea and drink it, lean against the cupboard, read yesterday’s paper. Watch the sunrise out of the kitchen window.
- Go for a run. Run until your chest burns and you can feel your heartbeat in your toes. Listen to the trees (ignore the sound of traffic) and fix your eyes on the sky.
- Wear your favourite dress (the one that makes you feel like the person you could be, if only you were brave enough)
- Read novels about faraway places and people you’ve never met. Smell the pages, run your finger along the spine.
- Create something every day: a sentence, a poem, clothes, a drawing, a batch of cupcakes. Anything, as long as you can see it and touch it and know it to be true.
- Write a list of five beautiful things.
- Sit in a coffee shop with a book. Pretend to read it. (Watch other people instead.)
- Learn a new language. Stumble over the way it sounds, pronounce words wrong, read poetry even though you don’t know what all the words mean. Create your own meanings.
- Share one secret with someone who loves you.
- Write until your wrist aches, write until your pen stops working, write until you run out of words. Keep writing.