Updated: Apr 14
Hello There my name is Romeo and I am a Sketch and a Motivational Artist, I upload How to Draw videos and Art Therapy videos to my YouTube Channel.
I have recently begun a self publishing journey of creating my own books for Amazon KDP Publishing. So far up till now I have 10 published books, ranging from kids colouring books adult colouring books , notebooks and journals, sketch book, How to Draw a Mandala book and my Its Not Just Motivational On Mondays self help mood tracker diary.
My Mood Tracker diary is a very special book that I have created to me for you, especially for people who are suffering from mental health.
This book is great to help you, in to focus on yourself, and slowly progress forwards and hopefully give you a peace of mind and a better life. You will focus on by writing everyday your feelings, goals , achievements, have you slept well, and many other prompts for you to answer daily. In doing this and having a record of your thoughts you can go back to see how you were and make a change to your life for the better.
I have also placed throughout the book breathing exercises for you to focus and to concentrate on, These exercises help you to be relaxed , be calm , and bring you back down to earth when all is going a bit hectic. There are also positive words involved with this breathing exercise that you recite back to yourself while you do this.
Not only do you have this to help you but I have also placed my very own Art Therapy sessions for you to create yourself. These are in the forms of Zentangle Patterns. These are patterns that anyone can do , you don't need to be an expert in drawing to create these amazing patterns. If you can draw a straight line, a circle, square, write the alphabet then you can create these patterns. They help in being calm, relaxing, good for hand eye coordination, help you in your mistakes and many more benefits. You draw these patterns within a 3.5 inch square which is already made for you in the book plus examples for you to copy.
How they help in relaxing and your mistakes is by you draw repeated patterns which help stimulate the brain and the repetitive motion helps soothe and relax the mind. You draw the patterns in pen no pencils so you cant erase out your mistakes, as there are no erasers in life, you draw these in pen , and if you do make a mistake don't panic or start again, incorporate your mistake into your pattern and create something totally different to what you started off with. In doing this it helps you to confront any mistakes you make in life and if you do make any you will be able to get through and handle the mistake much more easier as you would have used the Zentangle approach and subconsciously be able to change your mistake and incorporate it to suit your situation.
There are reference sheets for you to copy and draw Zentangle patterns plus on my channel I have many Zentangle playlists that you can follow along to. Its a great way to unwind, get yourself nice and comfy, play relaxing music light a candle or incense stick , get into your own world and zone out treat this as your alone time turn off the phone keep all them distractions out of the way for at least 30 mins and have meditative relaxing moment to yourself.
I created this book as it was art and the art therapy that got me through my difficult and dark times and they helped me to get through it , my hoping is that I create the art therapy videos for someone to come across one day, and as it changed my life, in doing so will help and change someone else's too.
I like to teach positive and motivational mindsets and push people in the right directions, in which ever path they choose to walk, telling them that no matter what they are going through , its only for now and will soon pass , the problems don't last forever and eventually do go. Also what ever you put your mind to you can accomplish anything.
I keep myself constantly motivated by watching and reading something positive and motivational everyday. From videos by Les Brown, Eric Thomas, Earl Nightingale, Napoleon Hill and Bishop TD Jakes . Everyday watching their videos on repeat. Learning and creating a better life and future for myself and family.
I created this book with its unique title Its Not Just Motivational On Mondays as I didn't want to have Mental Health Mood Tracker written across the front cover of the book, as this would have drawn attention to yourself especially if you are going to be travelling with your book and write in it in public places. This way you can write in your book wherever and when ever you like without having people look at you and judge you.
Remember this " Someone's opinion of you does not need to be your reality. "
You can follow my journey through many of my social platforms and subscribe to my monthly newsletter. All links are below.
I have many other outlets too including a Redbubble store where I upload designs for many products and for many occasions. Products include T-shirts, mugs, pillow cases, stickers, hoodies, masks, duvets and much more. You can find the link to my store below.
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog , and if you have purchased my book I hope it brings you much joy and changes your life for the best. You have as much right as anybody else to be happy and to be successful.
You Can Do It !!
" I Can , I Will , I Must. "
Video of my Mood Tracker Diary.
YouTube Zentangle Playlists