- Write on the last pages of your journal, the center will hold your sanity when this is over.
- Water the plants, pretending your faith has roots.
- When hope visits, do not tell it off with a mouth full of tales of yesterdays.
- Join an online challenge. You may win something for once in your life.
- When a stranger tweets “allow it” at 3:46 AM, hold back from replying NO. No one resists the day and wins.
- Do yoga. Everyone does yoga, even those who cannot bend to salvage their ego when it is pushed.
- I know you like the dark but leave a light on in the kitchen; your anxiety will wake you up just when you are getting a hang of sleep. Tell yourself it is thirst.
- You hated the news as a child because it was always about millions embezzled, and the only millions you ever saw was in your math textbook. Remember, you still hate the news.
- Get a hobby. Try cooking; read the recipe for the last meal your mother made for your father — I mean, her master — before he died of food poisoning.
- Tear the mid pages of your journal; you were never sane anyway..
(Previously published on Nimisire.wordpress.com)
Emitomo Tobi Nimisire is a Writer, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Advocate, and Communications Strategist. She blogs at www.nimisire.wordpress.com. Find her on Twitter & Instagram: @Nimisire.