sidenote: the article from JAMA
I am going to assume you watched the video first.
So yes, I took a few days off from most of the Internet. I don’t know how much good it has done me, but it has done some good.
Making the video in itself was therapeutic. It has been a very long time since I picked up colouring pencils and actually used them. Trying to balance my camera to get a flat-lay angle was a big achievement for me. I think I tried to shoot that about five times in total. I can still see what I’d like to change about it but I have other things to do.
About what I mentioned in the video: I have enrolled in the UC Berkeley online course called The Science of Happiness, which supposedly acts as a form of therapy as well as an education in psychology, which has always been a key interest of mine. I don’t know how kooky it’ll be, but hey, maybe actually learning about being happy will help.
I don’t think anything can truly replace therapy but this is as close to it as I can get for now.
22 days till the end of the year. That’s bonkers isn’t it?