depression/anxiety

Posted by brit @brit, Feb 3, 2019

Today if feel so anxious and depressed. I say that because I feel that every day. Nothing changes and you know what because I am not doing anything for myself. Tomorrow I am starting a new yoga class it will be here at home alone. Its a start and I am tired of feeling this way and I must do something to
help myself instead of hoping the Lord will do it. I have to partisipate too. Wish me well and will keep you posted. God Bless Patti

@brit, yoga is a great idea. I'm hoping to start a new class soon. It's very relaxing and helpful for anxiety

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I just read an article in a Fabric Art magazine that was very good and I guess I was meant to read it today. Titled “ You Don’t have to Be Good at Art to Benefit from an Artistic Hobby” by Casey Lesser. It says everyone can benefit from the arts whether they’re talented or not. “A plethora of research studies have shown that expressing ourselves through art can help to ease a wide range of illnesses and afflictions, from anxiety and depression, to dementia and cancer. More broadly, making art—be that sketching, writing poetry, dancing or playing with clay—can make us feel happier and more relaxed, and can also help to improve our observation, motor and problem-solving skills.” How do we find the time? Set aside a portion of your time spent on electronics to doodling, knitting, painting, etc. Few people have hobbies because “we’re afraid of being bad at them.” As a result we’re missing out on the benefits that leisure activities can deliver—like making us creative, happy and calm.
So let’s get doodling, fishing, playing card, birdwatching, sewing, painting, gardening. Sure can’t hurt!
https://www.artsy.net

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@becsbuddy Thank you for sharing this.
My input-art helps keep me sane. When we doing creative things no matter what it is it is not bad. We all need to try not to compare ourselves to others and enjoy the process. Happy creating when you can. Doodling is good for the heart.

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@parus

@becsbuddy Thank you for sharing this.
My input-art helps keep me sane. When we doing creative things no matter what it is it is not bad. We all need to try not to compare ourselves to others and enjoy the process. Happy creating when you can. Doodling is good for the heart.

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@parus @becsbuddy Yep, I have maintained that idea for years. Losing yourself into some form of art helps balance out the crazy-making things that happen.
Ginger

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gingerw Tomorrow I'm going to share your Zentangle with our adult coloring group ,also I've got a couple more ladies interested in the art class I attended .I'm toying with the idea of starting a Art ,a nd poetry forum just thinking right now Are you froze from your outing haha

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@brit Good that you have decided to take some course of action. There is no “magic” that will accomplish the things you need to do to help yourself. Keep in mind the body is the temple.

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@parus

@brit Good that you have decided to take some course of action. There is no “magic” that will accomplish the things you need to do to help yourself. Keep in mind the body is the temple.

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@parus…..thank you so much for your encouragment. Makes me feel more determined God Bless Patti

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@lioness

gingerw Tomorrow I'm going to share your Zentangle with our adult coloring group ,also I've got a couple more ladies interested in the art class I attended .I'm toying with the idea of starting a Art ,a nd poetry forum just thinking right now Are you froze from your outing haha

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@lioness I am humbled by your sharing the picture. While making my flight plans for June's training in Rhode Island, I shared a couple pictures with the agent, as she wanted to see my work. It is not something I am comfortable doing. Tell me more about the art and poetry forum – very interested! I talked myself out of extending my outing, just came home.
Ginger

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@gingerw haven't thought how this would happen but I can see those who have written poetry, reading and having it opened to people who love to listen to poetry . Then those of us here that paint or whatever art form display there pictures . I have to talk to our manager here the women that taught the art that I went to Id like to see if he is willing to have her here . .We already have a lady that is from the theater that shows movies and has to critique them then vote on them she belongs to Sag. Ive been to busy but hopefully next week I can talk to Earl our manager about this.

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A few years ago I started painting. There are 3 different teachers on youtube that I watch. It's free. So nice to do in the comfort of your own home.I have learned so much and I love doing it. I've done a few originals but I love the tutorials. Keeps your mind busy. If painting is not your thing find something that is. I also love cross stitch. Simple projects. Crochet and knitting. I only know how to do one stitch in knitting and really have no desire to learn more but I can do it while I watch tv or a movie. When I was pregnant it was puzzles. I should have started with yoga! Exercise would be wonderful. At the moment I'm scared to hurt myself lol I'm pretty clumsy and re covering from surgery

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@julie1976 Welcome to Connect we have a great group of caring people we share or just to talk. Art is very rewarding and relaxing find what ever you niche is you like all of it helps yes if your recovering from surgery let your body heal . I live in a senior building and started at 76 a chair exercise program it makes you sweat without the heavy work of machines. People love it Tai Chi is good deep breathing is good I was told by my Dr. yesterday I need to lose weight ha ha that is so hard to do ,I like bread . Glad to hear from you. If you feel comfortable is posting some of you art work I would love to see it We have some good artist here also Parus,gingerw have posted and others. If I may ask what kind of surgery did you have ? you don't have to answer if your uncomfortable to do this .

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@brit

Thank you so much. I needed that this morning and just got back from my walk Patti

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@brit Glad you’re out walking and doing yoga. Just came in from a short walk. It’s only10’ outside, but the dog insisted. But she only wants to stay out for 5minutes and it takes me 15 to get all my gear on! I make her walk at least once around the park on cold days. And it feels good!

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