|"Secret Wonder" collage by Lani, face from ArtTeaLife and textures by FlyPaper.|
But when a person receives a compliment, or when their work is recognized and appreciated, it feels good, and the serotonin levels are balanced. The person giving the compliment also has a serotonin related positive feeling. When we are in an encouraging and positive environment we are generally more satisfied and happy than when we are in a neutral environment.
So try a daily dose of recognition and appreciation for all you do for yourself. This is where an art journal comes in handy, you can always review the pages you have finished and find something to compliment yourself on. This is always possible even if it's some small aspect of a piece. Try it out!
For this challenge, review the pieces you have done so far with these challenges or as part of your daily practice, and zoom in on a particular aspect you really like. Give yourself a complement or two and as always have fun with this and feel free to share your work or play and complements on Instagram by adding #14SecretsChallenge to your description, or by adding your photo to our Flickr pool. (With the above collage, I was so delighted with the glasses and party hat and overall happy expression that I can feel the serotonin balancing every time I look at it!)