Art and creating have gotten me through many of the tough spots of my life. Science is also catching up to what we’ve known since we first drew on cave walls (I’d like to think so at least): engaging in the arts has a massive positive effect on our mental health.
That’s why I’ve started the Stress Less Pencil – a weekly creative prompt designed to improve mental health.
Here are the first 10 prompts that will help you connect with yourself, manage stress, and have fun while you’re doing it.
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Your weekly guide to using creativity to manage the stress and emotional ups and downs of life.
When I was growing up, I thought being an adult meant you had it all figured out. Life poses no more big surprises, you know how to handle any situation. At 39, I think I can safely say that that’s a load of horse shit.
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Obviously (gestures widely around the website), I’m a fan of nature and all that planty mountainy good stuff. So I was quite surprised when I recently came across the term “forest bathing” and had no idea what the hell people were talking about.
The first image that came to mind was me lying in a bathtub in the middle of a forest. That. would. be. awesome.
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Sometimes life gets tough, we are burried in tasks, feel like we need to do 10 things at the same time, and that the day needs another 12 hours in it for us to be able to get ahead. If you’re feeling stressed, take a little breather, and check out these inspirational nature quotes that will hopefully put a smile on your face. There’s much we can learn from old and new wise people alike, such as Lao Tzu, Steve Martin, and Sebastian from The Little Mermaid.
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1. Collect colourful leaves
This is the time the leaves are turning all the most amazing shades of yellows, oranges, and reds. Go for a walk and see what colours you can find. You can either revel in the joy of finding one of each different shade, arranging them into some form of land art. Or you can take them home, look up the bazillion fall leaves DIY tutorials online, and make something gorgeous that will last.
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Do all your tasks and chores seem a bit overwhelming? Feeling a bit stressed and anxious?
Take a quick regenerating trip to nature with these super soothing nature GIFs. Let them take you away for a minute, and return a bit more relaxed and ready to tackle the rest of the day.
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