The metronome.

The metronome. Drawing Luke Hockley.

The metronome. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

When my world view is most mushy and my perspective is skewed towards the negative it is valuable for me to keep doing the things that I usually do to keep the ship afloat.  

Writing this daily letter, moving everyday, going to the gym, connecting with other humans, doing the dishes, tidying up, singing and playing music... 

But, at these very moments, I don’t want to. 

I will do anything to avoid the very things that refill me.  


What on earth is going on here?  

During these times I like to think of my self care activities as a metronome. I just do them. Regardless of how it feels or if I feel like it. I do one thing and then just do the next thing and then the next thing. 

Eventually I look up and fee the joy of it all again. 




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