Crafting and Mental Health

Surprisingly, when the topic shifts to art, you can’t deny that it certainly has its share of misconceptions. For one, there are people who feel that if they want to be considered as real artists,  then they have to be able to create some noteworthy such as a sculpture or a painting. Others, on the other hand, believe that art is a matter of talent – either you’re born with it or not. However, everyone is born with the desire and ability to express ourselves, and art is a wonderful way to achieve this, especially in terms of mental health.

Top Benefits of Art to Mental Health

First benefit: Art Helps To Encourage Creative Thinking. As opposed to math, art doesn't require any kind of a correct answer. Instead, you can come up with your own type of solution and further stimulate your brain with this type of creative thinking. This is especially the case since you will be able to use both hemispheres of your brain.

Second benefit: Art offers a sense of accomplishment, thereby boosting your self-esteem. Similar to hanging a child's artwork somewhere can boost their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment, doing the same with your own artwork can create the same type of effect. Even better is the fact that you don't have to create something that looks absolutely perfect in order to obtain these feelings, and it doesn't even matter what type of art you create, whether its drawing, photography, or even knitting.

Third benefit: Art relieves stress. Drawing, sculpting, painting, etc. are great ways to lower your overall stress levels and make you feel much better mentally. Essentially, it provides a distraction that will give your brain a much-needed break from all of your usual ways of thinking. Perhaps one of the most popular artistic stress relievers, especially nowadays, is coloring books, many of which have been created specifically with stress relief in mind.

4 thoughts on “Crafting and Mental Health

  • Tommy K. Collins

    when doing some crafting, it really relax my brain from office work stress. so i agree to this article

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  • Jason M. James

    my gf and i like to do some scrap booking for our travels and it’s our one way to bond

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  • Laura

    I’ve always loved crafting. I don’t have much time as like 5 years ago but I still find time to do my knitting and stitching. 🙂

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