Ask Baba Yaga: How Can I Put More Pressure On Myself?


Dear Baba Yaga,

How can I put more pressure on myself? I really want to create something but since I started working in an office from 8am to 5pm last year I can’t bring myself to do anything but watch TV and sleep.


Pressure only creates movement ; whether for good or ill is not the pressure’s knowing. Make yr creation something that is found rather than unleashed: look for it daily like a strange button or seed lost in the tall grass , a snail or a root. Not like the restrained water that floods the banks & loses the button, the seed, the snail, the root in its forceful liberty.

Previously: How Do I Keep Politics From Destroying My Relationship With My Family?

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet and writer living in Austin. She’s taking questions on behalf of Baba Yaga at askbabayaga [at]