Sometimes, the solution to your problem just won’t come into your head, yet your thoughts are spinning at a 100 kilometres an hour, and you feel like your brain is going to explode.

It’s times like this that you could do with trying some ’art therapy’ as promoted by Viktoria Nazarevich. At its most basic, the only preparation you need to carry out for this is to grab a pencil and a sheet of paper. Then, just start drawing. It doesn’t even matter what you draw. Within a certain amount of time, your thoughts will become more harmonious and you’ll calm down.

To help you get started, here’s what to do if you’re feeling…

1. Tired: draw flowers
2. Angry: draw lines
3. In pain: build a model
4. Bored: colour in a sheet of paper in various colours
5.Sad: paint a rainbow
6. Scared: knit something
7. Worried: make a doll
8. Indignant: tear a piece of paper into small pieces and arrange it into a pattern
9. Anxious: do some origami
10. Tense: draw patterns
11. Nostalgic: draw a maze
12. Disappointed: copy a portrait or painting
13. In despair: draw your way out
14. Confused: draw an Indian mandala
15. That you need to restore your strength: make a landscape painting
16. That you can’t make sense of your feelings: paint a self-portrait
17. That you need to remember this moment: draw some coloured patterns
18. That you need to put your thoughts in order: draw honeycombs or squares
19. That you need to take the time to make the right choice: draw waves and circles
20. That you’re stuck in a rut: draw spirals
21. That you need to make sense of your most important goal: draw target symbols.
Source: Viktoria Nazarevich