In the next in our series of well-being tips supplied by artist Clare Gravenell, we are looking at creating a new structure for these times, embarking on a new project … and taking a virtual trip to see Andy Warhol at the Tate!
Create a structure to each day and try new things too…
It is important in stressful or difficult situations to have a routine or structure to each day to take your mind off the situation and focus on something else, also planning your week gives you a sense of purpose and creates things to look forward to and get excited about doing. The more variety the better as being inside so much can make us bored with the same environment to wake up to everyday as our lives have been severely limited by the measure to protect us and keep us safe. In the last week I’ve had a feeling of “Groundhog Day” and even forgot what day it is!! So best to do different things each day but weekly it’s the same. You can also plan to learn something new each day as well as having a routine or alternatively create an exciting project for yourself. As artists it’s time to use our creativity in a broader sense and think outside the box to discover new ways of being at home. You could make a list of the things you always wanted to do but never had the time to and see how many are doable at home. Perhaps start a new creative project or explore other creative mediums that you have never tried before. This time we have in isolation could potentially be the beginning of something new for us all and take you on a journey of self-discovery. Try to embrace the changes and see where your creativity takes you.
Outside In cultural tip – Galleries might be closed but you can make a virtual visit to the big Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern here – https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/andy-warhol/exhibition-guide