How art can help anxiety

How Art Can Help Anxiety:

Anxiety has become a lot of more predominant in our young adults. According to Anxiety and Depression Association of America, more than forty million adults in America suffer from anxiety. That’s a very scary and jaw dropping statistic. But, wait! There is actually some things that we can do that have proven to be very cathartic and helps you sooth some of that anxiety away. Did you know…. That drawing and painting have proven to be very helpful to help alleviate anxiety? And it isn’t just that! Learning to pick up an instrument, crafting or just a hobby that you enjoy that can help with that! For myself personally, drawing has made me relax and enter flow in ways that other activities hasn’t! It makes me go to a great place and it helps me relax. So if anyone has ever told you, “You’re too old for that!” “You don’t have the talent for that” Don’t believe it, because you do! Remember: Art is subjective. Everything that you can do IS art. Don’t let anyone stop you from doing your thing. Pick up your hobby, and give it a go! Practice makes perfect.

Some Tips That Can Help You Create A New Hobby:

1.) Find something you have really enjoyed over the years.

2.) Don’t think too much about it! If painting is something you always wanted to dabble with, just do it!

3.) It’s supposed to be relaxing, so don’t make it a competition!

4.) Don’t let others get to you- if it’s something you enjoy, there is no shame!


About Finding your happiness

Diane Lang, practicing therapist, national speaker, educator, and certified positive psychology coach, has her master’s degree in counseling and is an adjunct in psychology at Montclair State University. She has written three books, and has been featured in various publications, and on TV and Internet shows. Diane speaks on various mental and emotional health topics including Happiness, Resiliency, Stress management, Parenting Positive Aging, Anxiety, and Depression in both teens and adults. Diane also specializes in Positive Psychology Positive Education and Positive Parenting. Thousands of individuals have benefited from Diane’s motivational and educational speaking, trainings, and coaching. Her Hands-on approach along with her background, education and experience has proven to be beneficial to all who attend her presentation. To learn more on how you could bring Diane to your organization please email
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