Why Is This Useful?Ok, but why would I use my time for this?
Everyone wants your attention. It's the currency of the modern day.
The best way to take control of your mind and only give your attention to what really matters is to be aware of yourself.
Meditation might not be your cup of tea, but mindful art is more interactive and engaging.
Mindfulness based art therapy is also a form of self-care. Self-care is often neglegted by people who are stressed out such as new mothers
, students, and people in high stress jobs such as health care workers.
Mindful art therapy is a simple low time cost investment in yourself that will yeild amazing results.
Additionally, when you are taking care of yourself well, you will find that you sleep better at night.The Connection Between Mindful Art And Appreciation
By being more mindful, you can focus on what connects you to your art. If you are just trying to clear your mind, move the pen/pencil across the page in a way that calms you.
Most of the time, it would be in straightish, wavy patterns. But if you prefer other shapes, lines, or patterns, use them instead.
Additionally, mindfulness will increase your empathy and emotional intelligence.