21 Various Ways Art Therapy Can Get Your Life (and your feelings) In Order

There are times when life gets crazy. Your thoughts are chaotic and everything spirals into a whirlwind of stress and confusion.

If only there were an easy way to help organize your thoughts and relax your mind.

Well, thanks to a new psychological tool Viktoria Nazarevich likes to call ‘art therapy’, there is!

The great thing about art therapy is that you don’t have to posses any artistic skills, whatsoever. Some basic drawings can change how you feel, and how you handle stress.

Simply put, you grab a sheet of paper and something to draw with, then start drawing the appropriate recommendation according to your issue. After a certain amount of time, you will feel drastic improvement in those areas you were hoping to improve.

So, if you are feeling like any of the words below, draw the description next to it, and see how much better you feel afterwards.

  • Tired: draw flowers
  • Angry: draw lines
  • In pain: build a model
  • Bored: colour in a sheet of paper in various colours
  • Sad: paint a rainbow
  • Scared: knit something
  • Worried: make a doll
  • Indignant: tear a piece of paper into small pieces and arrange it into a pattern
  • Anxious: do some origami
  • Tense: draw patterns
  • Nostalgic: draw a maze
  • Disappointed: copy a portrait or painting
  • In despair: draw your way out
  • Confused: draw a mandala
  • Need to restore your strength: make a landscape painting
  • Can’t make sense of your feelings: paint a self-portrait
  • Need to remember this moment: draw some coloured patterns
  • Need to put your thoughts in order: draw honeycombs or squares
  • Need to take the time to make the right choice: draw waves and circles
  • Stuck in a rut: draw spirals
  • Need to make sense of your most important goal: draw target symbols.

Drawing allows us to understand life through the prism of our own soul.

By Raven Fon

h/t Viktoria Nazarevich

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