How does the Stress Less Pencil work?

I created this space to help you tap into your creativity to deal with the stress and emotional ups and downs we all face every day. We will work on themes such as self-confidence, stress management, resilience, defining and achieving goals, and more.

Each week, we will use a prompt to draw, journal, paint, collage, or write. Through these prompts, we will get to know ourselves better, and unlock all the benefits that the process of creating can bring to our lives.

Whether you think you can draw or not doesn't matter. Let's get over that pressure, give ourselves permission to make ugly art, and have fun!

All you need is a pen and some paper. If you like, a journal or sketchbook is great to work in and to keep everything together in one place. Or, if you end up like me, you're also welcome to bring out your entire arsenal of art supplies instead.

Whatever we create here doesn't have to be good or innovative. It is not meant to be shared or instagrammed. It is only for you. And I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me.

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Do I have to be able to draw?
Absolutely not! It's not about creating any type of result but the process of creation that is our focus.

Do I need a lot of fancy supplies?
No. You can use as many or as few supplies as you like. If you have a pencil and a piece of paper, you're good to go. However, I would recommend a journal, notebook, or sketchbook to keep everything in one place. It is also nice to be able to play with colours, whether those are coloured pencils, markers, watercolours, or a box of crayons.

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Creative prompts for happiness - your weekly guide to using art and creativity to manage the stress and emotional ups and downs of life. A bit like yoga or meditation, but with crayons 🌈✏


Stationary addict. Crafter. Arts and drawing for mental health. Creator of the Lorelsberg Creative Planner.