The last few months have been incredibly intense for me as I go through my healing journey. I’ve been dealing with Postnatal Depression and Anxiety, along with PTSD symptoms from past trauma. I’ve found these symptoms are worst in the evening. As you might imagine, sleep has been quite evasive.
In order to combat this I decided to try and introduce a bedtime routine that would feel safe and gently wind me down after busy days with my young son.
On 1st January I started my 365 project to create one mandala each evening. I listen to music and just go with the flow. As you can see in the image above, the results can be very different each day. I’m fasinated by the way my moods are captured in the mandalas. I find it’s a great tool to process my emotions from the day.
I would like to share the technique here so that others can try it out too.
I usually do mine with a ballpoint pen in black and white but for the purposes of this tutorial I’ll do one in colour. This will make it easy to see how the mandala builds up in stages.
Don’t worry about perfection. This is just for you, a simple, yet amazing process to get in a mindful state and explore your creativity.
The possibilities are endless. Try not to think of the end product and let your mind guide you. You might be amazed with the results.
If you have any questions, or if something isn’t clear, please leave a comment.