I have a dilemma!
Colouring is really good for my wellbeing and mental health, it makes me happy and relaxed and I really enjoy it. As you know I have severe eye pain and vision problems which quite often make doing day to day tasks difficult.
My problem is do I colour on my really bad eye days to make myself feel better and risk ruining a picture that I have put everything into and really like or not colour on those days and potentially feel bad.
Over the last couple of weeks I have ruined two beautiful pictures that I spent hours and hours colouring because my eyes were bad and I was in pain. The pics turned out so awful I didn’t finish them. Doing this seems a waste of my time,
colouring book pages and supplies. Or is it just good therapy, good practice and don’t worry about what I produce?
I don’t know, I’m in two minds really, I colour for my wellbeing mostly, but I also colour to show my friends because I love it and am quite good at it and produce some good work. Showing my friends and IG followers makes me proud as
though I have achieved something, and it makes me feel very good to get compliments and comments, which is also good for my wellbeing.
I guess I need to take it one day at a time and gauge how bad I feel and how much I need to colour for therapy. I could keep a separate book for days that I just need to colour for my wellbeing so that I don’t mess up any more of my favourites.
I dunno, it’s complicated being me!