21 Ways To Do Art Therapy And Put Your Thoughts In Order

Sometimes, the solution to your problem just won’t come into your head. Your thoughts are spinning at a 100 kilometers an hour, and you feel like your brain is going to explode.


It’s times like this that you could do with trying some ’art therapy’.


At its most basic, the only preparation you need to carry out for this is to grab a pencil and a sheet of paper. Then, just start drawing. It doesn’t even matter what you draw. Within a certain amount of time, your thoughts will become more harmonious and you’ll calm down. To help you get started, here’s what to do if you’re feeling…

Tired: Draw flowers
Angry: Draw lines
In pain: Build a model
Bored: Color in a sheet of paper in various colors
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 an Indian mandala
Need  strength: Make a landscape painting
Can’t make sense of your feelings: Paint a self-portrait
Need to remember this moment: Draw some colored patterns
Need to put your thoughts in order: Draw honeycombs or squares
Need to make the right choice: Draw waves and circles
Stuck in a rut: Draw spirals
Make sense of your most important goal: Draw target symbols.

Reposted with permission from The Minds Journal
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