Anyways, we all need ways to combat stress, in a low-cost, little commitment needed way: introducing color meditations.
Before you click out of this post, because you’re “not at artist”, don’t worry, it’s all abstract, so you can pass off whatever doodles you make as “true art”, if that’s what you want.
Now, find a comfy spot, and take a deep breath. Press play.
You’re back? Good! How was it? Hopefully you’ll feel relaxed and loose, if not, continue to acknowledge the thoughts of your monkey mind, then put them away. You can get back to them when you’re done.
Take your watercolors (or your markers or pencil crayons) and your paper, and just paint what comes to mind. Keep your breathing even and deep. Put on whatever music calms you (I’ve found Spotify’s Focus playlists work well), or sit outside and listen to the sounds.
A list to start off
If that sounds vague and unhelpful, here’s a list to get you started. Deviation is lovely, and encouraged!
Pick a color you gravitate towards. Paint it over and over.
Take a shape that sticks out in your head, and make something off it.
What comes to mind when you hear the word “infinite”?
Create your happy place. What does it look like? What colors are in it?
Organize your colors by an order that make sense.
Whenever you’re ready, start wrapping things up. Clean off your brushes, turn off your music, and return to the real world.
How was this for you (if you tried it)? What are you planning to do with your meditations? Do you like these kinds of posts?