Maintain calm as a mother is probably one of the hardest tasks that I have learned to handle. One of my children likes to see how far she can go before she gets into trouble. Ugh.
For the longest time it was hard to find something that could refill my energy when it was drained from parenting. Then I discovered crafts and creativity. I started out with crochet which is a very calming activity. This past year I picked up a paint set and brush and discovered another way of restoring calm into my day.
One painting method that I learned is to do color meditation. This is where you paint the same shape over and over in various styles, shapes, and colors.
You can start today with a paint set from the store. Once you open the paint set, up you can get started by creating shapes that you know.
Here is a list of ideas of what you can draw just in case you are looking for ideas:
- Your favorite letter
This type of painting is very calming and will revive you.
According to Mindwise.org, “As you create art, allow yourself to experience your stressful thoughts and recognize them as just thoughts and not as something that defines you.”
I would love to see what you have created. Please feel free to share here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a blessed day! Remember…you are loved!