I think it helps us as adults to nurture that inner child and embrace some of the activities and beliefs that we had when we were children! How can taking some quiet time to 'play, colour, draw, daydream, laugh', be bad for us? I think if more people nurtured their inner child- the world would generally be a happier place. :)
So- my gift to myself this weekend- I bought a colouring book and some pencil crayons! On the back of the colouring book is a rainbow coloured picture of a unicorn- who embodies the magic of childhood. So beautiful!
There definately has to be something to art therapy, even if you don't think you are good at it. I know for myself that doing something creative, like colouring, is relaxing and rejuvinating to my spirit. Maybe its as simple as keeping your mind on something 'light and fluffy' for a moment- to give yourself a break from the 'downers of life'. :) So, if you are feeling blue- here is my suggestion- colour, draw, paint, run through a puddle, put on your favourite music and sit and daydream, dance, take pictures, plant a flower, go and watch a play, play dress up and put on makeup and jewellery that you rarely put on...etc... It's a gift to yourself that you should not feel guilty about at all!!! I hope you give it a whirl. ;)
Thanks for listening!