HOW TO SCRIBBLE OUT YOUR STRESS
FEELING A LITTLE STRESSED? Don’t know how to get passed it?
Stress... we all feel it. We all have it. We could all use reprieve from it.
The inspiration for this exercise came from a particularly stressful week. I was really needing to move my body, while using shape and color to release some of my stress.
The stress I’m talking about is normal everyday stuff… work needs to be done, tired mama, needy baby and hyper four year old. This is simply just the season I’m in and the stress is just part of it. Not much can be said or fixed. I needed to create time and space for me to take care of ME, take a moment for breath and creativity. What this stress really needed was to be felt and expressed. It was something I simply needed to move through and accept.
IMAGINE some of your stressors and how you can move through them.
Let’s jump right in. Stress happens. YOU are worthy of the five minutes it takes to complete this exercise. YOU are enough.
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After walking yourself through this exercise you will welcome the feeling of releasing stress from your body.
Three ways to let go of your stress:
Call a friend
When you feel stressed the best thing you can do is call is a friend. Talk it out with them. Let them in. Be vulnerable. It will feel sooooo good, promise.
Go for a walk
Nature is one of the best cures for stress. When you feel that stress and overwhelm feeling come over your body - get outside and walk it off.
Sometimes we are stressed because we are juggling too many things and too many thoughts in our heads at one time. We are having a whole inner dialogue battle and cannot be focused on the present moment. Pause, stop what you’re doing, take three deep breaths, and focus on one thing at a time.
This expressive art therapy exercise WILL boost your mood, identify some thought patterns and guide you on how to create change within your own life, but please don’t replace these exercises for therapy, personalized care, or individualized advice.
In everything I do I am (figuratively) shouting from the roof tops for women to seek out the resources they need (ie. self-help books, finding a therapist, accessing support services, and/or personal coaching).
If you are needing more individualized services or to talk this over with a professional, please connect with me. In my private practice I am passionate about holding space for women who are living with stress, anxiety, overwhelm, and depression. I offer a free 30 minute meet + greet to see if I could be the right support person for you. I offer both in-person and virtual therapy sessions.
I believe you are courageous, and if you are someone who is struggling YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO IT ALONE (oh, please don’t do it alone)! #endthestigma
Until next time, Kayla Huszar