Art Journal Therapy Activity #7 - Collage Your Emotional Set-Point

Collage by Shelley Klammer
Collage by Shelley Klammer

  

This art journal directive invites you to reflect upon your current emotional set-point, and using the principles of positive psychology, expand your feelings of well-being.

 

Materials:

 

- Colored papers

 

- Magazine clippings

 

- Scissors

 

- Glue Stick

 

Method:

 

Our emotional set-point is the habitual background feeling that we carry all through our lives, often without really recognizing that it is there. We all have varying degrees of happiness and self-love that are our "normal."  Until we become aware of it, our "normal" is usually similar to the emotional climate that we grew up in. 

 

Take five minutes to close your eyes and go within. Our "normal" is often a hum of anxiety that covers up predominant feelings of fear, anger, or sadness. Feel into the emotional state that is your unquestioned "normal."  What is the ever-present emotional hum that runs under your days? 

 

Creating Your Collage...