Not sure if you should take up art? There are lots of benefits in taking up art, some of which you probably hadn’t considered:
1. Develops your Creativity
Creativity is a basic human trait that needs to be expressed, some of us cook, garden, sew but we all need something. Not expressing our creativity is to deny an important part of ourselves.
2. Being Successful
Being more creative will have an impact on all areas of your life, in business and at home. Artists are resourceful problem-solvers who think ‘outside of the box’ these qualities are useful in all areas of life and are becoming more important traits in a fast-moving, changing modern world.
3. Observational Skills
Art asks you to stop, look and listen to the world before you. The skill of observing is one that many of us haven’t developed when we are rushing around in the modern world. When you are drawing or painting, you stop look and really see what is in front of you.
Learning to draw is like learning an instrument it is not easy, it takes practice and discipline to develop the craft. Anyone who has trained in a sport knows that it is the discipline of training that wins the races. Art is much the same, developing this type of discipline to overcome obstacles and keep going is a quality that is beneficial in all areas of life.
5. Art is Therapy
Being completely engrossed in creating art empties your mind of all your worries and concerns. This state of being lost in the moment is know as ‘flow’ and is completely liberating. Of course art can’t solve your problems but it can provide a calm space, free of anxiety and negativity where you can let go.
What does art bring to your life? Comment below and share!