Nobody has to convince you to do a certain activity just because you have nothing better to do with your time or because other people enjoy it. There are activities that for others may be wonderful but that for you do not mean anything. But what is a good idea is always to try an activity because it has mental health benefits , at least try if it may be a good idea for you.

Do not limit yourself to watching Netflix or using social networks is to think while you look at your social networks. There are many ways to relax after a long day and it can also be healthy for your mind. One hobby that most people don’t really know about and can benefit your health is painting . Canvases, brushes, oil paints, acrylic paints … whatever! When you put it all together, along with an hour or two every now and then, your life can change for the better. We tell you why!

It relax you

Being able to sit back, recover, and do something really simple and pointless is the perfect way to unwind after a long day. Since painting is so easy and there is not much concentration involved, there really is no reason to be stressed about it. In fact, painting has been shown to relax you even more than watching your favorite movie. Since you don’t have to pay attention to a story and the stress of the characters is not present in your paintings, you can really relax.

Allows you to be creative

How often do you get a chance to be really creative in your life? Most people are not fortunate enough to have a job that allows creativity to flow freely. If you’re stuck dialing numbers all day or interacting with other people on an intellectual level, you can never be creative.

Painting allows you to get in touch with that side of you. Creativity is a very important aspect of a truly happy and healthy mind. Not only can painting benefit your creativity outside of work, it can even improve your job performance by opening your mind to greater creativity and finding alternative ways of doing things.

Silence your overthinking

This has to be the best of the painting. For some reason, the second you pick up a brush, soak it in paint, and touch it with a canvas, everything that causes your thoughts to burn out disappears. There are not many things you can do, apart from perhaps meditation, that can really silence your mind like painting.

Balances brain activity

A healthy mind means that both sides of your brain are connected. When you have one side of your brain working more often than the other, you run into some problems with your happiness. You need both your creative side and your analytical side working in equal proportions.

Painting has the ability not only to make the creative and correct side of your brain work harder, but also the ability to keep your left side working at the same time. You may not realize the effects of this specific benefit right away, but it will change your usual way of thinking.

It puts you in touch with your emotional side

Painting is an emotional hobby. When you paint, you are disclosing your current emotional state, even if you don’t want to.  The colors you choose, the patterns, and even what you specifically paint can show you a lot about how you feel.

It’s an emotional outlet that allows you to do it all without really thinking about it, talking to anyone else, or having to relive whatever stressful and emotional issues you are currently dealing with.

It’s fun

Have a glass of wine, some friends, amazing music, and have fun! Painting is not only really beneficial to relax and calm your mind, but it is also a lot of fun. You don’t have to be good at painting, in fact being bad is a lot more fun!

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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