Saturday, December 29, 2012

Quick Tips: Managing Stress Levels

You might want to be more productive, but remember not to run yourself down. Here are a few things that will help keep your energy up, and anxiety levels low:
  • Drink little to no coffee and limit yourself to certain kinds of tea (switch to camomille for example)
  • Exercise for 20 mins in the morning. Try a minimum of three times a week.
  • Have a carrot orange cucumber shake or other vegetable mix instead of twinkies
  • Limit your intake in high fructose corn syrup
  • Sit for five minutes and do nothing (fine, 'meditation' sounds fancier)
  • Go swimming
  • Drink lots of water
  • Plant something
  • Adopt a snail
  • Make a toothpick sculpture
  • Make a card sculpture
  • Go for a ride in the middle of nowhere
  • Go for a walk in the middle of somewhere
  • Obtain one of these weird therapy lamps
  • Read a book
  • Turn off the news
  • Make a fort out of pillows and blankets, then sit under it at night with a flashlight. If anyone asks about the makeshift hideout in the middle of your living room, don't explain.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Write and Receive Critiques

Would you like to get your artwork critiqued? Comment on the main Stick Men Creation website, and have your work appear on the critique blog, so that viewers, artists and the website may give you constructive criticism. Every first week of the month, anyone is free to 'sign up' (by simply providing Stick Men with a link to their work) for one piece to be critiqued. This new functionality is designed to give all creators access to information, personal assistance and progress. We hope you enjoy writing, and receiving.