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Make More Art: The Health Benefits of Creativity

Make More Art: The Health Benefits of Creativity

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The impact of art on your health

The impact of art on your health

After studying the impact of art on our health, researches concluded that:.

  • "Art filled occupational voids, distracted thoughts of illness."
  • "Reductions in stress and anxiety; increases in positive emotions."

The studies included everything from music and writing to dance and the visual arts. The benefits were seen in the physical body as well. The act of writing impacted the cells inside the patients body and improved their immune system.

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Making art is good for you

Art offers an outlet from the consumption of television and social media. And it's important to take some time to produce something. Express yourself by contributing rather than consuming.

Open a blank document and start typing. Sketch a drawing. Take a picture. Build something. Share something. Make more art. Your health and well-being will improve because of it.

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  • Research reveals that people who journal have a 25% increase in performance when compared to people who do not journal.
  • Journaling helps improve well-being after traumatic and stressful events.
  • Journaling improves communication skills. Writing reflects clear thinking, and in turn, clear communication.
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  • You can bring your problems to a journal. Journaling is you figuring things out and clearing your head.
  • Leave your destructive thoughts in your journal. We all carry around destructive thoughts about the things that went wrong. Instead of holding our thoughts in our head, we can put it down on paper.
  • Keep a journal for your grandchildren. Fifty years from now, our own notebooks will be around to astonish and inspire our grandchildren, unlike our tweets and Facebook posts.
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Forget all the rules others impose about a journal. Do what works for you.

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Music improves your focus

This happens because music stimulates the entire brain and not just segments of it. Using this knowledge can help you in various ways.

  • Meditation. Some people use music to help them clear their minds.
  • Listening to music while studying or working can help you remember more of the information.
  • During exercise. It takes the mind’s focus off of fatigue.
  • Focus on sleep. Music calms the mind and causes you to focus on your rest.

Music increases your creativity

Ambient music at 70 decibels will increase specific creative tasks by activating the parts of the brain that think in abstract ways.