No, I’m not actually seeing a therapist. But I am a big supporter of people seeking help and someone to talk to if they feel it’s what they need. I’ve done it in the past and it did make me feel better. It’s so important to remember to take care of yourself – and there are many ways to do it. I’ve been feeling a bit anxious recently and found it very helpful to get out a blank piece of paper and throw whatever comes to my mind on it. And whether it’s watercolor, pencils or Promarkers…I’m mixing it all together. That’s my so-called therapist.
I tend to worry and feel anxious quite easily. There’s nothing wrong with feeling like that sometimes, but it can get to a point where it’s affecting your life too much. That’s when it’s extremely important to think about yourself, look at what’s good and right in your life and reflect on what needs to change. You also need to be kind to yourself and do things that make you feel good. Having a nice healthy breakfast makes me feel good. Exercise is also vital for my well-being. Going for long walks with music playing in my ears helps my brain process all the thoughts that run through my head. I also need sleep/rest. And I’ve noticed this has been lacking in my life recently. I’m always learning and getting to know myself and in the past couple of months I’ve realized that my life must involve those things. My life must also involve quality time with the people I love, even if it’s just simple things like waking up next to my boyfriend and making dinner together in the evening. I need some structure in my day – I need weekends. And I definitely MUST get time to draw and paint. Even if it’s silly nonsense like this:
Any type of art that I do is relaxing for me. It’s my meditation and it clears my head. But these painting/drawings don’t just have that effect on me, but they also help me blow out some steam, believe it or not (in a non-aggressive way). I don’t have to worry about them looking good either because I’m only doing them for myself. I will definitely keep this going…
What do you do to take care of yourself/make yourself feel good/relax?