I have made it through a lot of things in the past couple of years, my mom's Alzheimer's disease has been the number one stressor, but you can add to that working, raising teenagers, health problems, having to sell the house I grew up in (not to mention cleaning it out!) losing my job, having surgery ... it goes on and on. I can't focus on it. I just can't. I try to do one thing at a time throughout the day until dinnertime and after dinner I try and recharge myself. One of the ways I am able to cope is because I have started art journaling. I draw flowers and trees and I don't actually draw all that well, but it helps me, it refuels me for the next day of coping with one thing after the other. Art has been proven to help with stress, anxiety and mental health.
Doodling Your Way to a More Mindful Life
Happiest Activities are Art Related.
The Power of Pottery
Art As Therapy
You can do art therapy with a therapist, or just do it at home. It might not be as helpful, but it can't hurt and it might help. Give it a try. It has saved my life.
Art Therapy Prompts.
Expressive Art Workshop
Art Therapy Exercises to Try at Home.
10 Easy Art Therapy Exercises to Help You Destress.