Life can be stressful.
That being said, it is important to try and have a hobby. Mine was writing short stories and any other form of creative writing, but it takes me a while before I get into the groove of writing. And with my rambunctious toddler, I can typically only dedicate 30 min or so to free writing.
We all know that its the last 5 minutes of free writing when you finally start getting into the real story. So I have sought out other hobbies to relax me and I believe I have finally found one. I will get back to writing soon though, but it is nice to have options.
What is this new hobby? I thought you would never ask. It’s painting!
Unlike most children who get to enjoy art classes in school, I never really got into it. I attribute most of this to going to a private school who was limited on their art teacher choices, and the fact that I suck at drawing.
Oh well, I have discovered it now, and man does it feel great!
I am still extremely new to painting with acrylics, and just completed my fourth painting, thanks to the use of Youtube tutorials. 🙂
I know I still have a lot to learn, but that is why I am so excited about this new hobby. I will be sure to post new images when I have them.
Here is my progress thus far (from oldest to newest):
This is what I have been doing to keep my stress levels down. What do you do to handle stress?