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Family caregivers typically live with a considerable amount of stress. While the role can be rewarding and empowering, it can also leave the caregiver worn out and anxious. Unfortunately, caregivers sometimes use negative behaviors to cope, such as smoking, overeating, and even abusing alcohol.
Finding healthy ways to manage stress is important. Some people turn to exercise. Activities such as walking, swimming, and Pilates are great for mental and physical health.
Other caregivers find journaling to be a good stress reliever. Getting thoughts and fears down on paper is a therapeutic way to manage unspoken emotions.
If you are looking for other stress-busting options, art projects may be worth a try.
Art to Reduce Caregiver Stress
Don’t hesitate to explore your creative side, even if you’ve never taken an art class. Art can help you tap into unexpressed emotions while reducing stress.
The following resources offer a variety of art projects caregivers can choose from:
If you’d like to tackle a more formal online art class, there are a variety of options. A few popular ones are:
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