Feeling Zen or Relaxed, calm, mindful whatever term you like to use, is important for good mental health and well-being.
There are a variety of things we can do to find focus and calm from reading to going for a walk. Another way to practice mindfulness is to sketch, an activity that helps to slow the mind down and focus on what is present in the moment.
Drawing has been linked to a variety of both mental and physical benefits, and can be a helpful, meditative practice for those both young and old. I know that my almost 93 year old MIL has attended drawing and art classes at her aged care home. A new hobby and therapy for her which she enjoys.
Finding Focus through Sketching
There are several ways in which sketching can be a viable exercise for the hand, mind, and eyes:
- Enhanced creativity
- A strengthening of focus and strategic thinking
- Improved holistic health
- Developed communication skills
- Improved coordination
Invaluable created a visual that goes through the benefits of sketching, and what we should sketch to help ease certain common emotions present in everyone. Whether you have a big decision to make or need to flush out feelings of sadness and despair, look to the below infographic for inspiration and ideas.
I’m sharing below a great Infographic designed by Invaluable which details the benefits of sketching and 8 ways to improve your mood.
Do you draw or sketch or even doodle? Let’s all try to bring out creative side and also improve our mood.
Linking up with Min from Write of the Middle for Zen Tip Tuesday.