Yes: the number of different types of art/craft I'm doing/got planned ideas for.
And YES: GREAT for brain = NO words, no thinking, just DO.
Had the BEST day yesterday: 2 hours of clay modelling (time flew), really liked it.
Then after a sleep (disturbed by noisy garages rented out below me) did about 5 or 6 hours art at home alone. Felt driven,my therapy: finally expressing how I feel = TRAPPED, prisoner in BAD home. (Yes, I know 'lucky' not to be homeless and have food to eat etc.).
But can't pay rent, bills, transport, phone etc. with art, can you?
People say 'soothe yourself' = this is it but it doesn't remove the stress except while doing it = blanking all the other stuff out then BAM, stop doing art and all the awful stuff floods back and get sick, anxious, stressed and cry.
And (think not a coincidence?) slept best in AGES last night. The meds don't work but the art does.
Others get art therapy why not EVERYONE with ABI = if they want? Others prefer sports. Why can't we CHOOSE our 'treatments'? Oh, meds are cheaper? Not a good enough reason!
And did potato-printing this eve, PLAY! Wish I could do this ALL the time!