Art Journaling for Overcoming Addiction
There are many people all around the world who have an addiction. For the majority of addicts, their addiction is alcohol and/or drugs. These addictions can completely destroy someone’s life and the addiction even affects the family members of the addict as well. If you or someone that you know has an addiction it is very important to learn all that you can about that addiction, how to overcome that addiction and the recovery process that is associated with that addiction as well. While it has not been as widely studies as some of the other holistic treatment methods for overcoming an addiction, art journaling has benefits many addicts while they were in recovery from their addiction and even when they were working on overcoming their addiction as well. There are so many ways that art journaling can help you or someone that you know to overcome an addiction.
Journaling in Art Form Can Help You to Express Your Feelings, Emotions and Thoughts
For most people, when they think of coloring and using markers or other writing utensils to create art they often think of children. However, there are many adults who benefit greatly from creating art to express their feelings, emotions and thoughts. When you create art there really are no rules. This gives you the option to create whatever it is that is on your mind. You can paint or color. You can even close your eyes and draw. You can use colors that help you to express your feelings too. Oftentimes, when a recovering addict art journals they find that they feel better emotionally afterwards.
Art Journaling Can Help You to Understand Your Emotions or Situations Better
Many recovering addicts have stated that art journaling helps them to understand their emotions or certain situations that they are going through at the time much better. When you create art you are creating something that comes from your heart and your mind. When you are finished and you look at it, many times it doesn’t look like what you thought it would. You may be surprised to see certain things that you wrote down or drew. Assess your piece of art when you are done with it and think about what it really means to you. Then think about why you may have drew what you did. This can bring you greater understanding.
Journaling in Art Form Can Help You to Progress in Your Recovery
When you are working on overcoming your addiction it is important that you make progress in your recovery. If you are not working on your recovery from addiction then you aren’t going to have a great likelihood of staying clean and sober. However, if you can find ways to make more progress in your recovery then you will find that your chances of staying clean and sober longer increases. When you art journal through the processes of your recovery then you will find out more about your addiction and your recovery. This helps you to piece things together in your recovery and in other aspects of your life. If you want to make more progress in your recovery from addiction then you may want to try to art journal while you are working the Twelve Steps.
When someone is trying to overcome an addiction it can be very tough. There are many obstacles that might seem to get in the way and there are many factors that can affect the chances of staying clean and sober. There are also many factors that are involved in making progress in recovery as well. If you or someone that you know is an addict and would like to overcome an addiction there are many things that you can do. There are many benefits of art journaling that you may want to consider as one of your options. Art journaling can help you to express yourself much better, it can help you to understand your feelings and emotions more and it can help you to make more progress in recovery from an addiction as well. Don’t let addiction or addictive behaviors control your life any longer. You deserve to be free from that control. Overcome your addiction and allow art journaling to help.
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