Painting For Stress Management

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Most people believe that to be into arts, one has to be a professional artist, otherwise, that won’t count. For this reason, lots of people deprive themselves of the relaxation and joy that simple creativity can offer. They feel too clumsy and lacking skills to do any arts, while it has been proven that creativity helps manage stress and relax after a hard working day.

Painting is one of the best ways to manage stress. The effect of painting can be compared with spending a good time chatting with an attractive stranger on this hook up website – the person becomes relaxed, calm, cheerful, and energetically charged. This happens because painting combines several aspects having a soothing effect on the mind and body. So to become more relaxed, try to paint for an hour, even if you believe your paintings are awful and not beautiful. You will be surprised how well you will feel afterward.

Painting allows to make small movements that require concentration, but the concentration of a different kind than that we need when sitting in front of the computer. First of all, the person can also sit or stand, but they make small unnoticeable movements and the body relaxes more. Then, the type of concentration used is not reading or writing, that is, recognizing the text. The main point is lines, shapes, hues, and colors.

Next, merely drawing and making smooth movements with a pencil creating various shapes soothes the mind. You may be thinking about anything, even about your job and current problems, but at the same time, your drawing activity distracts your attention, and you do not become negatively emotional.

If you do, though, you are able to actually demonstrate it in the painting. This is only your creation, and hopefully, you do not plan to show it somewhere in the art gallery. Therefore, nothing prevents you from drawing and painting furiously, splashing the paint here and there, making large strokes and rough lines. Many people discover this method works as good psychotherapy.

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You can even try finger painting if you believe working with a brush is too clumsy. Using fingers will make your creation even more emotional, and individualistic at the same time. Some people find they paint with their fingers much better than with brushes.

Eventually, color is a powerful stress reliever. All psychologists of the world are aware of it; style experts can tell a lot about a person depending on the colors the person wears, and interior designers devote months to learn the nuances of influence colors have on people. So, do not be afraid to use bright tones, put thick layers of paint, mix the hues, even make it look dirty and messy if you feel like it. This activity is not intended to make a “pretty” product. you need means to express yourself, so do that in free painting.

Shaun Greaves

Blogger of arts and liver of life. Singaporean at heart, but living in the UK. Life is art, appreciate it.

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