As a creative, self isolation can be a scary thing when gigs are getting taken from under you, and you’re losing income quickly. To keep on top of the current affairs around us, it is really important to take some time for self care and look after your mental health. Unplug from the world for a little bit and take a break from your phone or the news. Here is a list of things that may help you take some time out and reduce any stress or anxiety:
Outdoors: because social distancing doesn’t mean you have to stay inside
Inside: for when it’s a bit too warm or a bit too cold
Social: to keep in touch
Help Out: to keep distracted while helping those in need (if safe to do so)
We cannot stress how important it is to keep on top of your mental health and practice self care during restricting times like now. During times like these, please remember that there are people that can help you out. You can reach the Support Act on 1800 959 500 or Lifeline on 13 11 14. For any gigs you have lost, register them on the website ilostmygigaustralia.net.au.
Our venue's general mode of service may have been disrupted due to the closure of our doors, but our customers are still out there and keen to stay connected to their local favourites
Words by Kavina.
BoomChild have released a new dance-floor banger, and my Tasmanian oak floor boards are here for it.
Words by Peta.
The only plus side of some psycho virus out there stopping us all from playing gigs and slamming on the industry we love, is that we’ve been given the ticket to a one-way forced staycation. A journey of artistic discovery, where one slows down in order to keep up and come out the other side. Where finding new ways to be creative will keep you from falling into the decline of insanity.
Words by Kavina.