In my anxiety/depression group today, we started making a list of "wellness tools" - things that make us feel better or are good for our mental health. So I'm going to toss my list in here:
- Jackbox nights with my core group of friends online
- My socially distanced salons
- Finishing a creative project
- Getting enough sleep
- Watching a musical
- Watching musical clips
- Listening to music that touches me emotionally (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is great!)
- Writing something
- Listening to podcasts: The Robcast, Small Triumph Big Speech, GCF
- Finishing everything on my to-do list
- Finding something on Stitch Fix that I really love
- Getting a new nail polish from Fanchromatic Nails
- The Abide app
- The Centering Prayer app
- Finishing a project that scares me
- My Lutheran church service
- That Rob Bell quote I come back to all the time
- Planning my future tattoo*
- Exceptionally vulgar rap from female rap artists (seriously, there's something amazing about this)
- Playing Megill Scattergories with my family
Have I mentioned I want to get a tattoo? I can't remember if I've blogged about it. I've never been opposed to tattoos, I just never had anything that felt like it made sense to add -- either it seemed not important enough, or it seemed so obvious that it felt stupid to tattoo. I don't need to have, like, "I love my friends" printed on me forever. Like duh.
But then an idea came to me. I want to remember the shows I've directed. Maybe the ones I stage managed or acted or whatever, but mostly directed.
So what I want to do is get like a charm bracelet-esque series of mini tattoos that wind around one of my arms. One small symbol for each show I've directed. An umbrella for Mary Poppins, cat ears for The Aristocats, etc. And then as I direct more I can add on to it.
When the pandemic calms down and this is a safe thing to do again... I do want to get started on that.