“You are all geniuses, and you are all beautiful. You don't need anyone to tell you who you are. You are what you are. Get out there and get peace, think peace, live peace, and breathe peace, and you'll get it as soon as you like.” ~John Lennon
Unleash your beautiful genius.
Creative Hap Restorer Number Two: Write
“Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.” ~Thomas Gray
“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those, who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear, which is inherent in a human condition.” ~Graham Greene
If you have holiday angst... use it for poetry or prose or a rant. Let your seasonal affective disorder fester so colossally that poetry drips out of your furrowing brow. Serve with hot chocolate. Then give-up a convenient parking place to someone else .. the walk and the good deed will do you good.
Write a holidaze haiku. Short but satisfying.
Write down your struggles, time travel in your imagination to the future, write how you got through those struggles. Serve with Russian Tea Cakes and ginger tea.
Take a Christmas classic and write a new version of it with you in it.
Or here, I wrote one for you. Make some mulled wine, put on your nightcap and read my warped Christmas Carole. text is here
Here's one from my friend, Alex Bosworth that's even more warped!
Creative Hap Restorer Number Three: Breathe..
“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself the world operates best one moment at a time. Spike your moments with joy even if it's just 5% more than usual.
Make a list and check it twice.. but make it a list of where you're getting it right, what you're glad about, what made you laugh, words or sentences that bring you alive, what made your year fabulous, or just number the page and doodle after each number. (Don't forget a partridge in a pear tree).
Creative Hap Restorer Number Four: Create Your Own Reality
You have a creative mind. You don't have to buy into the holiday stress. Make up your own rules. Say "no" to anything that doesn't energize your spirit.
"I live in my own little world. But that's okay. They understand me."
Creative Hap Restorer Number Five: Pets and Laughter
Pets don't have holiday expectations like humans do. They are a refreshing companion and 9 out of 10 times we feel better when we're around them. Hang out with your pets or someone elses. Youtube can help if you don't have your own..you may have seen this but here's 17 seconds of a REALLY cute cat.
But this might crack you up even more (have to see the cute cat video first).
Creative Hap Restorer Number Six: Play
Play with Portraits here.. it's worth the wait.
Play with Places here.