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Creating Art Relieves Stress ...
Activities like painting, sculpting, drawing, and photography are relaxing and rewarding hobbies that can lower your stress levels and leave you feeling mentally clear and calm.
Creating art provides a distraction, giving your brain a break from your usual thoughts.
The average person has 60,000 thoughts per day and 95% of them are exactly the same day in, day out!
When you get totally immersed in a creative endeavor, you may find yourself in what’s known as “the zone” or in a state of “flow.”
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This meditative-like state focuses your mind and temporarily pushes aside all your worries.
Leonardo da Vinci said, “Painting embraces all the ten functions of the eye; that is to say, darkness, light, body and color, shape and location, distance and closeness, motion and rest.”
Creating art trains you to concentrate on details and pay more attention to your environment. In this way, it acts like meditation.
Creating art increases the “feel good” neurotransmitter dopamine.
Dopamine has been called the “motivation molecule.”
It boosts drive, focus, and concentration.
It enables you to plan ahead and resist impulses so you can achieve your goals.