Does Painting Help Your Mental Wellbeing?

Guest post:Francesca Pavis

With the help of certified and trained art therapists, scientists have discovered that art therapy can help people with anxiety and depression by developing a greater sense of self.

What are the immediate benefits of painting?

Art therapy can not only help with self-care, but also help people with some learning difficulties to feel successful! Painting can help to create a greater sense of self-esteem, appreciation and a more positive state of mind. Painting can help to generate positive emotions such as joy, contentment and contentment with one’s own life.

It’s never too late to give painting a go!

It is never too late to start a new hobby, and learning a craft is a fantastic way to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Painting helps to build strong mental health at any age, so it is always worth starting and starting new hobbies.

There are so many benefits as a new artist… painting has helped to build a solid mentality at all ages. Painting helps build strong mental health at any age, but it’s never too late to kick off a new hobby like this.

Is it only painting?

Activities such as art, sculpting, drawing and photography are relaxing and rewarding hobbies that can relieve stress and leave a feeling of mental clarity and peace. Whether through a specially designed art therapy program or simply through creative activities such as journalism or daily drawing, repetitive creative expression brings many benefits to improve mental health.

Whether you choose to engage in physical activity or just look at the great works of others, art can go a long way to strengthening your mental health. Art can significantly benefit your mental wellbeing, this has been proven time and time again with links between mental health lows and lack of creative stimulation.

I would recommend painting to those who are struggling with mental health problems, particularly depression or anxiety disorders. Although not an instant cure or a quick fix, painting could play a part in recovering from this.

Painting is also an act of self-care.

Art and painting promote emotional well-being, as one learns to express oneself better through the medium of art. If you are struggling with mental illness, finding a medium in which to truly express yourself can lift your mood and improve your mental health.

Painting also helps to improve memory performance and is a great way to sharpen the mind not only in terms of creativity but also in terms of memory.

Art is a new way to engage the mind, to open up emotions in a healthy way and to create a good feeling. It has numerous other benefits for your well-being. Painting as a hobby not only makes us better, but also protects our health, awakens joy and secures our brain function for the future. The process of making art is an important part of the process for those who consider themselves artists.

In turn other health benefits can be seen.

Not surprisingly, low stress levels lead to happier and healthier lifestyles and help improve overall mental health. In addition, positive health also promotes creativity and makes the connection between art and mental well-being definitely correlated.

Given the positive qualities of artistic hobbies, it is clear that painting promotes greater mental health in old age. People with creative hobbies (writing, painting, drawing, etc.) have a lower risk of developing memory loss and disease in old age. They also have less chance of developing cognitive difficulties than those who don’t participate in more creative activities such as painting and drawing.

Final words on painting for mental wellbeing.

Art is particularly beneficial for mental health because it stimulates the mind and has a positive effect on the brain. It also has social and physical benefits that help promote your overall well being. On top of this, you may find you are a natural artist in the making! Happy painting.


About Author: Francesca Pavis

Hello, I’m Francesca, an acrylic painter based in Manchester, UK and the owner of Pavis Paints. Feel free to take a look around! I also run a shop and am open to commissions if you like my style of work ✯

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