If You Can’t Meditate, Bake Bread

The act of making something every day can be a powerful form of anxiety relief

Herbert Lui
Forge
Published in
5 min readApr 3, 2020

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A photo of someone kneading bread/flour.
Photo: Theme Photos/Unsplash

AA recent comic by Luke McGarry shows a man in an apocalyptic hellscape, trying to get past a pair of armed and intimidating gatekeepers. “Please — grant me safe passage,” the man says. “I can trade medicine and precious metals.” To which the gatekeepers reply: “Ha! Fool! Don’t…

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Herbert Lui
Forge
Writer for

Covering the psychology of creative work for content creators, professionals, hobbyists, and independents. Author of Creative Doing: https://www.holloway.com/cd