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Revamp Your Self-Care Routine With These Creative And Relaxing Artistic Activities

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Dec. 26 2023, Published 8:10 a.m. ET

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Engaging in artsy self-care activities can be a delightful way to enhance fun and relaxation.This article is sponsored by Discover®, who believes everyone deserves to feel special and is proud to present accessible ways to experience self-care.

Feeling the weight of self-care routine fatigue, or perhaps itching for a fresh approach to nurturing your well-being? In a world that often moves at a relentless pace, self-care is an essential practice for maintaining one’s sanity. But sometimes, it’s easy to fall into the same old routine, leading to a lack of motivation — placing “self” on the back burner.

Luckily, there are plenty of fun, artistic self-care activities designed to put some pep into your self-care journey. Whether you’re a seasoned self-care enthusiast or just beginning your journey, these activities will infuse a little creativity and relaxation into your day — all while immersing in colors, words, crafts, or melodies. Keep scrolling for more details.

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Mandala Coloring: More of the meditative type? Try mandala coloring on for size. You don’t have to be an artist to enjoy this calming activity. Mandala coloring books are available in many popular storefronts and offer a variety of fun, intricate designs to fill with your choice of colors. As you focus on the task at hand, feel the stress melt away.

Art Journaling: The healing power of journaling? Check. Creative expression? Check. By creating an art journal — where you can draw, paint, collage, or even jot — you begin to explore your emotions and thoughts, all the while creating something really beautiful and unique in the process.

DIY Craft Projects: Unleash your inner Martha Stewart by embracing a bit of messiness with a do-it-yourself craft project. Whether you’re crafting personalized greeting cards, hand-painted planters, or experimenting with various DIY craft kits (check out the bargain bins at your favorite retail store), this creative option is a wonderful outlet to unwind. 

Musical Exploration: If you’ve ever considered picking up an instrument, exploring your pipes, or practicing mindful listening, there’s no better time than now! Immersing yourself in music — whether through playing, singing, or deep listening — can have a profound and rewarding impact on your perspective.

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Nature Walks: Take a walk on the wild side — or simply venture outdoors with your camera (or smartphone) in hand to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Whether you find yourself basking in sunny skies along a beach amidst urban landscapes or capturing candid moments of everyday life, these become your subjects.

The journey of self-care can be an easy lift with these creative and artistic activities. So the next time you’re looking to wind down, try to cultivate mindfulness and heighten your appreciation of things with these unique exercises designed to boost your overall mental health.

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