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What kinds of art help you cope with anxiety?

Hi all! Hope your day's been well. I'm just putting this question out the community. Are there any books, paintings, shows, characters--basically any specific kind of art--that you've discovered is helping you through anxiety? For me, and very surprisingly, it's been anime. I've found learning about this new form of entertainment has helped give me some creative focus outside of myself, and specifically the "slice of life" genre shows deal heavily with relationships and psychological issues. It's been very therapeutic for me to dive into an unexplored art form. Does anyone else out there have similar experiences with "finding" a new art to help you through anxiety? I'd love to hear your stories and any recommendations. Maybe if we all share some art that's stirred us into feeling better, we can all find even more to help us. For anime so far, I'd recommend the film "The Garden of Words" and the show "Kids on the Slope." Beautiful animation and lovely messages about friendship, love, and connection. Thanks for reading, and here's to sharing our Recovery Art :)
Category: Anxiety 4 years ago
PanickedPat
Asked 4 years ago

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I've always been strong in dance and music but was the kid who couldn't color inside the lines. I bought my first paint by number kit a couple of years ago and when it was finished it was a rather abstract look at how the picture should have looked. I displayed it, anyway and I can't tell you how many compliments I've had. Also. I like the difficult coloring books, many of them where you duplicate a major artist using colored pencils. I've also become addicted to online jigsaw puzzles.
searching for peace
Answered 4 years ago
searching for peace

For me being male I like new age music like Enya and Loreena McKennitt. I have watched Anime and there are some good ones on Netflix. Once you exhaust those let me know and I know a free site with even more...
Answered 4 years ago

Thanks for the info Davinger. I'm glad music helps you out so much. And I'm definitely interested in finding more sources for anime online. Any suggestions would be stellar :)
PanickedPat
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