Tension between the inner self and the outer self is common in the modern world we live in. Every one of us is often pulled in multiple directions each day and sometimes our actions and behaviours do not always match up with our core values as a result.
Becoming aware of your inner self and the differences between that and your outer self is the foundation for good mental health. This is why it is a vital aspect to consider when working on improving the balance in your life.
Problems often begin when the inner self and outer self are out of balance. This essentially means that you don’t quite match the two up.. you think one thing but do another.
So, this weeks ‘Art Wellness Activity’ focuses on creating a better understanding between your inner and outer self.
Decorate the outside of a cardboard box to represent the face you show the world. Then, decorate the inside to show the you that you hide from the world. It is important to note that it is okay if some of the elements on your box don’t feel positive, as it is all a self learning experience to better understand yourself. Even if you realise that you show the world a facade, it is more than fine. You are creating a safe space for yourself.
Once you have finished decorating, fill the box with words or images that showcase your positive traits.