If you have ever felt a sense of dread as the weekend draws to a close, you’ve experienced the Sunday Scaries. Feelings of stress and anxiety on Sunday are a common reaction to the looming work week. However, those nagging thoughts about work or school can rob you of your weekend and leave you feeling drained before Monday even rolls around. If you’re looking for ways to fight off the Sunday Scaries and enjoy a relaxing weekend, check out this list of helpful resources.
During the past couple of years, changes took place. What most people thought of as “normal” was redefined. From face masks to facing financial insecurity, to keeping the kids entertained at home, you probably had to re-adjust your life when coping with the pandemic. Having the right tools to respond to these changes can help you maintain your mental well-being during difficult times.
It’s been three-quarters of a year since my first article for Slowist about my ‘Waratah and Others’ piano and photography project. It has been an interesting nine months in many ways. I’ve made intermittent progress with the project, interspersed with various challenges, both personal and structural. Like most things in life, it hasn’t gone exactly to plan, but there have been silver linings, personal discoveries, and interesting side-tracks along the way.
Cycling the longest straight line in Britain on a folding bike, on wiggly paths, slowly.
The neighbour came to the door again, beer in hand to chat and ask to use the green bin. He had been chopping back a tree that was getting in the way of his garage.
A while back, I put a sticker on my looper pedal that reads “I am stupid” (referring to the pedal). I can admit now, it was a pretty passive-aggressive move.
John Shapter, performing as Headzic is the ‘accidental musician’, developing his ambient music style through clinical practice and mindful therapies.
Do you feel compelled to write about… something? Are you an artist who can write about the motivation and process for a piece of your work? Are you moved by the sights and sounds of nature and want to put a picture into words?
You should. We are all artists. Can Slowist.org help share your voice?
Such a sparsely populated environment as the Mojave desert has clearly been a huge influence on Harold Budd’s style, which contains classical and jazz elements, though probably hews more closely to the modern ambient template (Budd prefers the term ‘soft pedal’).
It is truly fascinating and an incredible privilege to witness the creation of art, to see the work offer itself to the artist, to see how the artist gives the work to the world, and how the work shapes the artist.
Jessica Mallock has entrusted us to view this journey in the development of her ‘Outbreaths’ series.