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Top Health Benefits of Painting

Traditionally known as the most enjoyable hobby of our time, painting has long been associated with many health and therapeutic benefits that has encouraged a great number of us from generations past and present to pick up a brush and explore the great wonders this ageless hobby has to offer. In this article, we will examine the well-known and most talked about benefits associated with painting and the impact they have on unlocking our bodies other attributes in which we use in our daily social and working environments.

The most common benefits with painting are: -

Improves concentration - when painting, regardless of the size and complexity of the project, it will require a great level of concentration, this is known to help build vital focus and concentration skills, studies have shown that those students who participate in painting session are more likely to remember and observe more information than those who do not participate in any painting sessions.

Enhance communication skills - many artists use painting as a way of conveying their message across, a brush can be as effective if not greater than a written script, a painting goes further than words, it is an alternative release of emotion in a form understood by the masses, and it is an inspiration to be able to express feelings that no other platform can accommodate.

Improves problem solving and motor skills - by simply picking up a brush the body will immediately enhance the mobility in your hands and fingers, a mobility which can be transferred into other walks of life such as writing or typing skills. Furthermore, a painter is often required to think outside the box, the project that they imagined often requires adaptations, and it is the artist's job to bring the pieces together and overcome such challenges through problem solving, such skills can be transferred in countless situations during one's life.

Relaxation and stress release - when painting, a painters mind is solely on the task at hand, this will prevent the mind from drifting to anything else, this allows the mind to rest from any stress previously endured, and the stimulation gained from producing a piece of art and a sense of accomplishment offers the painter a sense of pride and joy in the task they have performed. The benefits gained through these events have long been associated with having a positive impact on our mental health and can even decrease the risk of mental illness.

Positive energy - when considering the above-mentioned benefits, it is no surprise that those who take up painting have experienced a new wave of positive energy, and energy that has been transferred to those around them.

Enhance creativity - practice and focus, the two key elements associated with left-brained individuals can be transferred into their painting project, which allow not only those right-brained artistic people, but also to those left-brained who through patience and practice can develop their creative mind at their own pace, pathing a way for creative development.