It’s safe to say that life can be STRESSFUL sometimes. This is why it’s important to find downtime where you can and choose activities that make you happy. Sara Robinson, author of SELF-CARE FOR MOMS, shares how you can destress by taking a painting class.
Even if you’re not artistic, you can be a painter. Look for an art studio that hosts classes where you’re led through painting a specific picture by a trained instructor. These classes are usually set up as “paint and drink,” but you don’t need to include the alcohol. There are a few things that make painting classes a strong choice for self-care:
#1. It can become a social experience by including your friends, but even if you go alone, you’ll meet other people, and the teachers tend to be friendly and engaging, interacting with you as you paint.
#2. You get to tap into your creative side. Even if you lack confidence in your ability, the classes are designed to take you through the painting process step by step, allowing you to walk away feeling proud of what you’ve created, which means this is emotional self-care.
#3. Painting also stimulates your mind, so check off mental self-care too.
#4. You’ll produce something concrete, which you can then place in your home to show that you are a person who creates things (other than kids!), which can help you to continue to feel positively about yourself.
Look for discounted classes on sites like Groupon and LivingSocial, then choose a class based on your schedule and interest in the painting. Try to choose something that fits the aesthetic of your home. Consider joining your local studio’s email list to find out about specials and upcoming events.
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Excerpted from Self-Care for Moms by Sara Robinson. Copyright © 2019 by the author. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.