What do you do to relieve stress or decompress from the day?
For me so many things I do to decompress really depends on my mood and what I feel like doing. I have been known to read a book for a few hours to spending time listening to music. Other times I find myself cleaning or throwing myself into a project to tackle.
But, in the last few months I decided to take up the art of painting. Now, I am no Rembrant or Picasso just me, a person who has never taken an art class to learn the mastery of it. I took an art class in college and began to learn to have a greater appreciation for placement and color structure, that it opened my eyes when I take photos. Especially now as I am playing with some paints.
I have found it to be so relaxing just me, a blank canvas, some paints and some music to immerse myself into and forget the days troubles. Even if my art is just for my relaxation I have found it to be right up in my list of things I like to do as well as my writing.