What I’ve learned within the past 4 weeks of trying to “adult” is that the only characteristics shared between modern adults is stress and responsibility. I mean, by the hand fulls! And what room do we have for the daily burdens that come with our relationships, careers, or family? I’ve had to deal with the stresses of budgeting, school, work, and a relationship. And I’m sure you all can check at least two of those boxes down. So how do we relieve ourselves of the grown-up angst? There are multiple ways to lessen the weight of your worlds. Let me share with you, what I’ve researched and read. Finding these pages worth the eye-balling.
1) “But why “play” and not “explore?” Adult creativity is closer to childhood play than you might think and also “exploration” still uses our adult rules with built in mindsets.”
2) Though, this article has little to o with lessening stress, its content of art is related to de-stressing to the public. I think art is an must-have in one’s life no the matter the age or type of art you concern yourself in. It is art when it comes from all of you.
“A new study from Michigan State University found that childhood participation in arts and crafts leads to innovation, patents, and increases the odds of starting a business as an adult. The researchers found that people who own businesses or patents received up to eight times more exposure to the arts as children than the general public.”
3) “Self-care is less an organized industry than it is an emerging (and maddeningly vague) philosophy of life that is gaining ever larger numbers of devotees, especially online.”
4) “Coloring is an activity that we tend to associate with children. As we grow older, we put aside our crayons and colored pencils in favor of more respectable writing utensils like pens and highlighters. However, it turns out coloring can be beneficial for adults — namely for its de-stressing power.”
5) “Stress can be an awful, seemingly endless cycle. Too much work, not enough time, too many things to do, too much pressure. If stress seems like too much for you to handle on your own, you may want to seek additional help.”
6) “You’re an adult now, and the time for playing and having fun is over, right? Wrong! Adults can, and should, play and have fun. In fact, there are studies that show the many benefits of playing for adults, which include increased creativity, productivity, and feelings of well-being.”
7) “So many grown-ups have lost the ability to have fun and enjoy their lives, but with a few simple changes anyone can recreate their love of games, and rediscover their childhood happiness.”
8) “You can’t always control the circumstances that life throws your way, but you can control how well you take care of yourself. Taking proper care of your body, soul and mind can keep you in optimum shape for handling stress, which gives you as much resilience as possible to help you manage those uncontrollable things in life.”
9) “For healthy, consenting adults, sex can be great or even mind-blowing. But getting busy with a partner can also have some legit benefits beyond our brainwaves. Read on for more reasons to get it on (as if we needed ‘em)!”