Ever thought of becoming a painter? Well, if you haven’t, it is time to reconsider the decision because painting comes with numerous benefits. Whether it is a painting holiday, daily painting, or part of your training, painting brings numerous psychological benefits including the following.
It helps to promote creativity
Though promotion of creativity might sound obvious, what many people rarely understand is that it stimulates both sides of the brain. When doing painting, people use the left side to handle logical and rational challenges (structuring painting).
Then, the right side is used for more creative tasks that assist people to visualize their work before even setting the easel.
Therefore, painting is an all brain activity that helps to strengthen the mind while triggering dopamine activity. Well, think of it as the best aerobics for the brain.
Painting helps to nurture emotional growth
Just like they say that an image is worth a thousand words, painting can be a very cathartic experience. It allows the painter to retrieve and express feelings buried very deep in the subconscious being.
Being able to communicate with the subconscious makes it easy to remove anguish that comes with hidden feelings.
Because you can bring out emotions in a safe and non-threatening environment, some psychologists recommend art therapy for patients.
Helping to relief stress
One thing you need to know about painters is that they live in their own world. This helps them to stay free from strains and stresses of daily chores in life. Imagine getting to the balcony, climbing on the rooftop, or marching in the lawn to paint on plain paper.
By allowing people to escape the daily activities, painters undergo transfiguration of their common place (have meaning surpassing the literal worth). While the painting might not become the image you anticipated, the created image will lift your spirit with its beauty.
Enhancing personal problem-solving capabilities
No matter the way you try, painting will never become the image you anticipated. Light changes, palette limitations, and skills that you are trying to match means that what you are looking forward to will not be forthcoming. However, you end up with a different item altogether that yields several benefits.
One, the learner appreciates dealing with life and workplace disappointments. Second, the painter will learn that there is always several ways of achieving better results.
Therefore, when one painting does not yield the best, a new creative solution is developed. In life, this challenge will go a long way in helping to address issues that are complex and even dilemmas.
Painting is very meditative because it takes out one’s feelings that allow one to free from the common physical limitations.
By struggling to capture the beauty of a horizon, sunset on the beach, and other positive aspects, one gets relief that comes with unique healing capabilities.Painting has been associated with calming effects for various diseases like blood pressure and diabetes.
Painting has been associated with calming effects for various diseases like blood pressure and diabetes.
If you have not been painting, it has numerous benefits that are worth following. Note that it does not mean that you shift into a full-time painter to enjoy these benefits. Rather, getting into the balcony for an hour and focusing on the painting will yield numerous benefits.
You can never go wrong with painting.