3 Reasons Why EVERYONE Should Paint
Why is it that so many of us enjoyed painting and art as kids, but have somehow lost that passion growing up? We don’t know the answer, but what we do know is that it’s never too late to start painting again. There are many health benefits to be gained from painting, even for those who haven’t done it in years. We’ve boiled these benefits down to our picks for the top 3.
- Therapeutic Benefits – Painting is incredibly relaxing and can help reduce your stress levels. While painting, you’ll be able to focus specifically on what you are creating and let everything else go. This has a similar effect on your body as meditation. The result is a positive mindset and a different outlook on the world around you.
- Unleashed Creativity – Believe it or not, we all have the makings of a creative genius inside us. Unleashing your creativity allows you to expand your abilities and gain self confidence. The joy of painting comes less from the quality of the painting and more from the satisfaction of creating something amazing yourself. After all, art is an expression of your personality and creativity, which is what makes each piece unique.
- Concentration & Perseverance – Creating a painting from start to finish takes time and dedication. During this process mistakes and challenges are constantly being made and overcome. Pushing through this helps improve your ability to concentrate and persevere through new challenges. Taking on a new painting can feel daunting at first, but it’s a highly gratifying experience that will have you wanting more.
There you have it, 3 of the top reasons to start painting more often. One of the best ways to get started is by attending a local painting class or event. This can help ease you into painting, rather than just gathering the supplies and doing everything on your own. For those of you in Utah, The Paint Mixer offers local instructed painting events in SLC and Park City. Not in Utah? Take a few minutes to find a local paint studio near you. You’ll be shocked by the positive impact painting will have on your life.