Art making has been shown to reduce stress levels, even if you don't think you are good at it. So go make some!
Research has shown:
- Music and art may have a positive effect on physiological states.
Art can improve the well-being of breast cancer patients. In a study, art reduced negative emotions and improved positive ones.
- Art can improve overall health and well-being, by offering a form of distraction, improving self-identity and providing a social network to those with chronic illness.
- And a recent study in 2016, by Kaimal et al, entitled: Reduction of Cortisol Levels and Participants’ Responses Following Art Making found that making art can significantly reduce stress levels, regardless of artistic talent or experience.