Anxiety effects everyone differently. It can be tough when some days are worse than others. With all the crazy things life throws at you, it’s crucial that you get to have time to yourself to do things that interest you. If one of those things is being creative, this article is definitely for you! The key to not thinking about what’s worrying you, is to get your mind off of it for a while. It’s important to take a break from your busy schedule.
The coolest thing about bringing out your creative side is that what you created is uniquely yours. Side note: when working on these activities, if chosen to do so, make sure you put on your favorite playlist and just get lost in your own creativity!
Here are Top 5 Arts and Craft Activities That May Help Lessen Your Anxiety.
Bracelet making / friendship bracelets
Bring back the nostalgia of summer camp with creating fun bead or string bracelets for either yourself or your friends. Head to your local arts and crafts store to find glittery, neon, letter and cool shaped beads. When it comes to creating friendship bracelets, beads comes many different designs including (but not limited to): chevrons, hearts, classic lines and so much more. Happy beading and threading!
Tye dying shirts, shorts, socks etc.
Tye dying literally anything is always such a fun experience. Getting to choose your own colors to make something that is one of a kind and super fashionable. From colors ranging from pastel to neon to darks, the possibilities are endless when it comes to patterns. You can go with the classic swirl, lines going either up and down or side to side, a colorful circle and more. Pro tip: soak it in water before dying your item of clothing and just let the dye sit for longer than 8 hours to really soak up the colors.
Painting by numbers
Within a painting by numbers kit, you receive a couple paintbrushes, a large canvas and some paint. On the canvas, there is a picture waiting to be painted. It’s pretty simple: paint the color that is to the corresponding area. Trust us, it takes a while but it definitely keeps you busy. By the end of it, you painted a masterpiece! Hang it up for some cute wall decor.
If you’re feeling extra creative, paint something on a blank canvas maybe a landscape or a person!
Creating collages with pictures from magazines
You can create amazing moodboards to really inspire what you want to achieve in your life. By flipping through magazines, you can cut out inspiring quotes, makeup, anything in pop culture you enjoy or even famous designer brands. The possibilities are endless. Putting your newly created mood board on your wall is a great idea so you can be reminded of all the goals you’re working towards. Or, you can create a collage of your favorite things for fun!
With practice comes perfection when it comes to knitting. It might be tough at first, but once you get the stitching down, you’ll be set to dive deeper to see what else you can make with just some colored yarn. There are plenty of tutorials on the internet, you’ll be sure to find something!
Does any of our suggestions inspire you to make something unique and one of a kind? When you’re all finished, show us what you created! Tweet us a picture using @Top5Must.