How Mindful Calligraphy Works As a Stress Reliever

Last Update on November 6, 2020 : Published on November 8, 2020
How to use calligraphy for mindfulness

Every weekend I try something new and last weekend I didn’t find anything attractive to do. Therefore, I simply took a piece of paper and started writing a few phrases with calligraphy. While doing it, I observed that calligraphy helps in combating stress.  Mindful calligraphy has the power to change distress into eustress.

Mindfulness with calligraphy makes us feel more balanced. And the great thing about practicing calligraphy with mindfulness is that you can practice it anywhere and anytime you want. You can practice it near the seashore, beach, workplace, in the mountains, or anywhere you want.

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What is Calligraphy?

Calligraphy is an art of handwriting in a more traditional way. Artists use bold style pens to get brilliant dense stroke and characteristics. Calligraphy makes words look more amazing and attractive.


Do you know that the art of calligraphy comes with natural mindful qualities that do not need to require any extra qualification or expert? Calligraphy helps us in focusing, slowing down our breathing, and in return provides self-satisfaction.

It allows us to focus more on ourselves, our creative thinking, and our thoughts. Taking it to a different level of positivity, mindful calligraphy writing helps us in achieving those dense, super satisfying, and consistent strokes on the page. Our hand gets into the rhythm of our thoughts which helps in decreasing stress.

With writing, we learn to let go of negative thoughts and begin to focus one thing at a time. While practicing mindfulness and calligraphy make sure you’re going smooth and slow and let the ink flow naturally on the page. Mindfulness when combined with calligraphy helps us to slow down our whole body. It brings us into a relaxed state wherein everything happens organically. This eventually leads to self-satisfaction with positivity.

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What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a practice to acknowledge yourself, to slow down, to show kindness to yourself without any judgments. Mindfulness provides peace, positivity, and inner happiness to soul, mind and body.


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Stress and Mindful Calligraphy

Mindfulness is a proven way to reduce the levels of stress. When I started researching how mindful calligraphy works for combating stress I found that it reduces stress because with the strokes of the pen and bold writing we intend to get lost in our thoughts which in return reduces stress and maintains the equilibrium of mindfulness.

Dedicating sometime towards self-care is not selfish. Self-care helps us in improving mental, spiritual, and physical health. And mindful calligraphy is the most attractive way towards self-care and self-satisfaction.

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Brownie Tip for Mindful Calligraphy

For effective results, try to create your own writing style while practicing mindful calligraphy.

Practicing calligraphy for mindfulness

practicing calligraphy

The best way to practice calligraphy for mindfulness is to write everything running in your mind and getting more creative day by day. So, whenever I practice mindful calligraphy I try to create my own writing style, I do not like to copy styles from somewhere else.

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Here are some ways to practice calligraphy for mindfulness in a better way:

1. Begin with writing your notes. In this way, you can complete your assignment and practice mindfulness at the same time.

2. Before buying expensive writing paper and pens, try to practice the art on rough paper. Whenever you feel like I am ready for it, you can opt for expert paper and pen.

3. Remember, calligraphy is not about having a perfect writing style. You can also begin with graffiti styles.

4. If you love to write on walls or doors, make sure you can wipe them off. So that you can put up a new mantra or quote whenever you want.

I hope this blog helps you to learn about how mindful calligraphy works a stress reliever. Comment down and let us know about your favorite calligraphy style. For more such inspiring content, follow Calm Sage on all social media platforms.

Thanks for reading.

More power to you.

About The Author

Aayushi Kapoor
Aayushi Kapoor

Aayushi is a Content Creator at Calm Sage. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology and a Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition. Her constant interest in the improvement of mental health, nutrition, and overall wellness embarked upon her career as a “full-time educational writer.” She likes to make an asynchronous connection with her readers. Her mantra for living life is "What you seek is seeking you".


  1. Forb

    Art especially calligraphy has always been my go-to stressbuster and I'm definitely trying mindful calligraphy..

  2. Akanksha

    i did not know about this. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Rashmi Kandhil
    Rashmi Kandhil

    Nice article. I am simply amazed by the fact that mindful calligraphy lays out an innovative method that makes it a tool for meditation.

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