“Making a song, or even making a drawing or anything out of some of this anxiety is the only thing that’s ever helped me really. Watching the news, talking about it, speculating and debating with friends, it never really makes me feel any better. It just gets me more riled up.
If you don’t write, Berninger reckons engaging with prose, music and art is a nourishing way to spend these anxious times.
“I have found art, listening to music, or just flipping through a book of paintings or photographs or reading an old book really changes your chemistry and is enlightening in a mental and a spiritual way,” he says.
Matt Berninger talks about art as an antidote for anxious times.📑