Art Activity #4: Create a drawing or collage of silly images (see this gecko and cat on date night). If you need some help getting started, look for silly or funny images in a magazine or online. Then add onto these images with your own marks, shapes, or colors (you can use collage, markers, crayons, pencils, or any materials you can find).
Art Challenge #3: Create artwork, such as a rock collage, that lists positive qualities you have noticed in others (perhaps in the past few days). Either write or find words in magazine, and glue them to the rock. If you can't find a rock, use paper.
Art Challenge #2: Gratitude Mandala
In a time of uncertainty and crisis, we tend to forget about some of the things we have in our lives that bring us joy. That’s not to say that we are not experiencing crisis and feeling anxious, but an effective way to combat the anxiety is to practice gratitude.
Gratitude is the ability to identify and give thanks for the things within your life that bring you happiness, even in a scary time. It promotes positive mindset, compassion, an
The spread of Coronavirus has created a surge in anxiety in most of us. Right now, it is common to be consumed with fear and anxiety about our current situations, obsession over news reports, and worry about the negative impacts to come. However, positive thinking and optimism are proven to improve our ability to endure stressful, anxiety-provoking situations. Optimism includes challenging our automatic negative thoughts, intentionally focusing on positives, helping others
Emotional self-regulation is the ability to monitor and manage your own emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that produce positive results. Self-regulation takes a lot of self-awareness and practice. It can be especially difficult to practice such self-control during moments of heightened emotion or increased demands.
We are learning to recognize our own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. We are also working to regain control of our brains and our bodies as we learn