The term "mental wellness" was first used in 2001 by Dr. Jane Myers. It includes the ability to reduce stress, be curious, feel joy, and be grateful. It’s the person who finds opportunities for creativity and has a hobby. It’s having knowledge about emotions within oneself and others. It’s figuring out how to have a balanced life, even in a life filled with hurry and stress and anxiety.
Strategies for Calm
Look at art! Make art! Take a class! Start a hobby!
Learn to Calm Your Nervous System While Admiring Art!
Learn seven quick and easy tools to calm your nervous system and reduce anxiety and stress. This is not therapy but it might be therapeutic and improve your mental wellness. These are easy, based on neurobiology, and can be done at home or work. As you acquire new self-calming skills, you'll also look slowly and admire awe-inspiring art. Susan Ward, the instructor, is a psychotherapist and has an MA in museum studies and decorative arts.