Today I feel like shoving my thumbs into every face I meet. I can, and I will, apply pressure until an eyeball is resting in each palm, until each ocular cavity is crushed in by my fists. Then, and only then, will I feel human again.
If this activity seems rational and purposeful, we need to take a breather.
1) Time to get away from people. Take a day off from work. Get someone to watch the kids. Tell the spouse it can’t be about him or her today.
2) Choose an activity which doesn’t require batteries or an electrical outlet. We’re trying to release energy, not create more. I chose to color.
3) Turn off all electronic devices. Phone, remove the battery. Tablet, turn off and leave off charger. Notebook, switch off and pull battery. No TV. No gaming console. NO DISTRACTIONS.
4) Talk it out to get it out and use mouth words to do it. Yell if necessary as you fulfill your project. You’ll find this awkward activity actually enhances your artistry! Follow these panels to the finished product as an example:
Getting quiet, getting alone, getting time allocated for yourself is revelatory. Making practice of these instances is healing. Making habits of these activities help make this miserable life a touch tolerable.