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 Calm
Creating artwork slows down your nervous system and puts you into a relaxed state which can be very helpful to cultivate feelings of calm and managing difficult emotions.
3. Being Mindful
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 so you become more observant and mindful.
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.
What does art bring to your life? Comment below and share!