|Me age 5 and my best friend ... in the middle of a mega fight. Not feeling too happy right there.|
Kids are great at doing this instinctually. Here is a drawing from a little buddy of mine that her mom sent to me in the mail. The girl was feeling a bit sad and so she made a drawing of her being sad. How clever is that? Take note adults, because just like it helped this girl feel better I bet it can do the same thing for you.
Here is a drawing I had made a while back of myself when I was having a bit of an 'un-great'day. Sort of the same concept, right? How does art do that you ask? Well, I think it's a bit of magic and a bit of common sense. The common sense part being that if you allow yourself to express something that is bugging you in one way or another you will find that this acknowledging of the problem will actually help you solve and the problem, and magic, because there is also that part of you that will be able to work through a problem in so many different types of creative ways. You don't even realize you are working through it. You could just be colouring-in a beautiful image and letting your mind relax. Art therapy anyone?