Let’s face it: college is really stressful. Grades, scholarship programs, and outside organizations all stress us out to no end.
At the end of the day, we all need something that can calm out nerves and help up refocus our attention. For some people this could be sitting down with a cup of tea and a good book, killing something on a videogame, or working out.
For me, I find that painting is a fantastic form of stress relief. It allows me to clear my mind and just focus on the brush and the canvas. After I put on some music and shut myself away for a few hours, I feel completely refreshed and refocused.
Something I never expected when coming home for Christmas Break was the stress that I’d feel. Maybe it’s the long list of things I have to do over break, going back to work, or the realization that everything is different. Nevertheless, I felt ridiculously stressed the other day and felt extremely relieved that I brought my painting supplies home from college for the break.
I spent about an hour painting this:
An hour well spent, I’d say. This is part of my Christmas present for my best friend, Macy. It’s so fantastic to have her back from Florida, even for just a few short weeks.
What kind of things do you do to realive stress? Let me know in a comment!
Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas!