Paint Your Stress Away

Emily Lyman has a penchant for organization and ruthlessly keeps only those things that bring her joy. Her life goals are to travel always, read everything, and perfect the selfie. Because let's be honest, posing for a selfie is really the most awkward feeling one can have while taking a photo.

stress awayCan you paint your stress away? Art has long been used as a tool for calming the mind. It allows us a brief respite from adulting. That’s not to say that there aren’t many of us who find art to be frustrating. I’m looking at all you perfectionists. (Takes one to know one). And that’s why Stress Less Paint-by-Numbers Flowers has something for everyone. For those of use who don’t want to contemplate complimentary colors, we have a plan already laid at for us. But that plan has ample room for creativity should you choose. I’m not promising anything. We are each and everyone of us complex, unique creatures who deal with stress differently. But who wouldn’t say “yes” to at least trying to take stress away with paint? And you’ll create a beautiful masterpiece in the process.

Vincent Van Gogh once said, “If you hear a voice within you saying, ‘You are not a painter,’ then by all means paint…”

Stress Less Paint-By-Number Flowers

Stress Less Paint-By-Number Flowers

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The calming effect of painting doesn’t stop once you put brush down. According to Stress Less by Kate Hanley, staring at a screen all day makes your physical world seem small; it also tires your eyes. Taking a break to look at something different will shift your perspective and your vision. Spend the next few minutes looking at something far away—a painting across the room, perhaps, or the view out a window. It will help you remember that there’s more going on in the world than whatever is two feet in front of you.

Paint that masterpiece. And then hang it where you can see it whenever life or the job threaten your sanity.

Convinced that art won’t make a dent in your stress level? Try these other 8 stress busters. Or pick up a copy of Stress Less, which offers 100 stress-reducing tips. Surely one of them will work.

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