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We all know about the benefits of doing exercise and leading a healthy life, but did you know that by taking up painting as a hobby you could also be improving your health? Let´s find out!
It is a natural stress reliever
Finding an emotional release is paramount to get rid of stress and anxiety, creative painting is surely one of the best ways to let go and relax.
When we create something that we like, we are stimulating creative thinking and relieving mental strain, which leads to a happier lifestyle.
Not only artistic people can profit from painting, but those who are analytical brainers can also stimulate their creativity by exercising their creative skills.
Creating something from scratch stimulates imagination. When you are about to paint or draw, you need to visualize and conceptualize in your brain first, and then translate it to your canvas. This enhances memory and you are less likely to develop memory loss illnesses.
Thinking outside the box and problem-solving skills
Artists conceptualize complex concepts and come up with multiple solutions to match their practical skills and limitations to the concept they are trying to represent. This involves a whole lot of critical thinking: choosing colors to represent a certain mood, space limitations, medium limitations and steps to follow must be taken into account while painting.
Most artists start painting as a way of expressing those feelings that are difficult to put in words. This is an extremely gratifying and powerful way to understand and pour out your feelings.
So, get yourself some brushes and paint and start profiting from these benefits!