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When the blues hit it's even more imperative to be kind to myself, particularly when it's so tempting to kick myself while i'm down. I mean, i'm already down there - why not heap some more doubt and insecurity and crap on my head? Some days i really do have to drag myself from breakfast to dinner to bed to just get through the day in one piece - who has the energy for that happy skippy claptrap i see on the internet? But when i can muster some kindness, i try to make an effort, however small, to do something nice for me... because it does help, even when i am at my most resistant.
Over the years I've watched friends with kids keep treats and games in their bag so when they're away from home there's always something to keep the children occupied and comforted; as adults we need the equivalent of this. Our own bag of comfort. In mine I have: books that lift me up, new songs to be found on iTunes, sofa + blanket + DVD, a hot bath, a Chinese take-away delivered to my front door (did this last night and it did help), my journal where i can rant or sob or attempt gratitude lists. I also have friends and a sister I can email or call and talk it through with, but when they are not around, i only have me to turn to, and if i'm finding it hard to sit through the fear/discomfort/pain/upset i let myself switch off with a film and a gigantic cup of tea. I let myself be distracted. Because as much as i want to always be brave and feel any shittyness i am feeling, sometimes it's okay to just push it to one side and let it run out of steam on its own.
Sometimes being your own best friend, aka falling in love with yourself, is knowing when it's okay to just let yourself off the hook, being kind and gentle, especially when you feel broken. And an early night helps too, because nine times out of ten things look a bit better in the morning.
Ps. no baby yet. He is running late!
[video clip from Grant Hamilton]
Well, I've been waiting for this day for some time now: the magic-makers at the Impossible Project announced today that we will be able to BUY NEW INTEGRAL FILM on Thursday. THIS Thursday. In other words, they have done it! But it's not that Polaroid has been 'saved' - rather, a new film has been made that will work in our beloved Polaroid cameras. New film, new images, a new era for analogue photography. I'm thrilled beyond belief and can't wait to try the film!
First we get black & white PX 100 and PX 600 film, which will work in SX-70 and 600 cameras respectively. Then later this year they'll be launching a new colour film... be still my heart!
For more info, and to see the rest of the promo clip above, head over to the site. Plus a comprehensive article on the launch from the BJP here.
Two of our heroes: Florian Kaps & Andre Bosman © The Impossible Project
4. For some of us it is hard to be doing something so seemingly ‘selfish’ as keeping a diary - do it anyway. Let it rip. Indulge yourself. Be honest. No one else is reading.
These are just a few little ideas to get you started if you yearn for more connection with the gorgeous fabulous being that is YOU. A diary/journal is simply a tool to get us talking to ourselves - it can be lined or unlined, either works ;)