DE-STRESS IN 15 MINUTES
Use art to quickly relax – no training is needed, says Claudia Gonzalez, self-taught artist and the wife of the former Mexican Ambassador to Singapore. Claudia discovered art therapy as a means of healing after her first marriage broke down.
Play with colours. Colours are not only associated with different emotions, but each hue also means different things to different people. For example, red can be warm and cheerful for some, but may mean pain and anger to others.
Make time for it every day. Fifteen minutes is all you need for daily emotional “self-maintenance”, to connect with your feelings before they boil over. Think about something that makes you feel good – a happy memory or a funny incident. Then pick a colour to match this feeling, and use it to create shapes or paint freely.