To stop the spread of the coronavirus, people continue to practice social distancing and staying at home. While they’re doing this, they’re also becoming more creative about passing time and trying new hobbies like baking, reading, yoga, and art therapy. On Pinterest, searches for art therapy have gone up and there are more than three million Instagram posts about art therapy.
There are tons of benefits associated with art therapy including reducing stress, encouraging relaxation, and boosting memory. Art’s a great way to express yourself and cope during these times and we’ve got three tips to help you get started!
Create a Vision Board
Plan out your future, whether that means applying to grad school, planning a cool vacation, or moving to a new city. Create a collage of inspirational mantras, quotes, and pictures and hang it on your wall. Each day, look at your vision board to help inspire you.
Send a Postcard to a Loved One
Let your friends and family know you’re thinking about them, even though they may be far away. Paint or doodle on cardstock and go ahead and send it to them in the mail.
Start Art Journaling
Process your feelings by starting an art journal, buying a sketchbook, some paints, and gel pens. You can create fun backgrounds from scrapbook paper or you can paint your own background with watercolors. Add layers with stickers, writing, pretty paper, and whatever other materials you have.