If you are human you are definitely prone to mood changes ..... highs and lows ... it's the way life works. How you deal with such moments is very much connected to what you saw in your family, how they dealt with challenging situations, with stress. Of course you add your personal touch :) but ... a lot it is learned behaviour.
When we hit rock bottom and our old "how to deal with stress" techniques don't seem to work anymore, we start to look for alternative ...........ways to cope when life gets tough.
I'm sure you :
- talk to a friend
- write in a journal
- go for a drink and maybe more
- go shopping
- shout .....
What I'm proposing today is ... to "wash away the blues" with a brush and a few paints.
So, let's suppose you've had a hard day, a day with things really seem dark and gloomy. Pick up a glass of red wine ... or maybe white ... or maybe a cup of tea ... or two, a piece of paper (it can be white or it can be one of those old paintings you are fed up with), a tube of black paint and maybe dark blue as well, a few juicy pens ... and .... that's about it ..... you can start .... the process of washing away your dark feelings ...
Step one - take an old painting you don't need anymore (see my image above) or a piece of paper .. size is not important but not smaller than an A4 size
Step 2 - take a juicy pen and start writing down your emotions, the ones you want to let go off and just scribble ... in big, big letter, turning the page upside down many times.
Step 3 - time to use your brush and the black paint .. and cover the whole page with black ...
Step 4 - fold the paper (see images above) and paint the white side and fold again ... and paint the white side again ... keep folding and painting until you end up with a tiny piece of folded paper .......... all black and dark and small now ... now ... you have a few options :
1. burn it
2. chuck it away in the bin
3. wrap the paper around a stone and throw it away in a river, sea ....
Try this and ... let me know how you will feel!