Honor eastly, artist and writer
My brain is an anxious one. It's forever imagining exactly how the pile of things that make up my life – work, relationships, houseplants – might tumble into an unforgivable mess. After spending a lot of time and money on all manner of therapies to tame this part of myself, I fell deeply in love with productivity hacks and goaltracking journals. That's when I realised (as creative coach Jessica Abel says), "Anxiety is energy with no place to go." The answer is therefore to find a way to tap into that energy and give it some place to go! I'm a big fan of serious project planning, timetracking, goal-setting, self-reward-giving, structured reflection and all the rest of that nerdy ‘annual wall calendar’ type stuff.