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Making Art Is Good For Your Health. Here's How To Start A Habit
subscribe to Life Kit podcast subscribe to Life Kit podcast Whether it's woodworking, sewing or sculpting teeny cupcakes out of bright purple clay, making art is good for your mind and body. The act of creation can reduce stress and anxiety and improve your mood, says Girija Kaimal, a professor at Drexel University and a leading researcher in art therapy.

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Getting artistic is good for health, and your mental well-being. The creation process helps you:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Improves your mood.
  • It helps...

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Everyone can be an Artist

When we think of 'art' we normally think of a painter, applying the brush on a canvas. But any person, having a creative skill in any activity, can be an artist.

The way ...

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Focus on The Act of Creation

Find out what you enjoy, what you loved as a kid, or what engages you, and do that. It can be finger painting, baking, cooking, collaging, oil painting, weaving, writing screenplays, any...

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Art is Therapy

  • Any kind of creation is an act of God, and the creator feels better after the creation has been completed.
  • Art is Therapy, and is healthy for you, just like eating well, or regular exe...

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Artists Block

Checking your mood, if you are unable to do creative work on some days, makes you understand yourself better. 

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