The Benefits of Painting for Brain & Mental Health

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Exercising frequently and dieting/eating healthy are popular ways to age youthfully and healthily. Blending this with a creative hobby helps to keep the mind strong and improves how you live generally. One of such hobbies to take into consideration is painting, surprised? Here are some of the best advantages that can help to improve your mental and physical health.

Fosters stress relief

Mental-health problems and stress or being overly anxious make the right disturbing combination. Working on an emotional painting lets your mind relax and stops thinking about your problems.

When people paint something appealing via painting, they trigger your creative mind and emotions while easing your general mental health.

Increase creative growth

Painting is more naturally appealing and artistic for people with a right-brain, but left-brainers need to be more logical thoughts to trigger and grow their creative sides and painting does a great job.

Working consistently and learning some new creative skills at your own pace helps to increase creative growth and is more relaxing and less pressurizing. What another type of hobbies can you indulge in? Read more at

Strengthens the memory

Painting is also a great way to make the mind sharp via conceptualization, mental picture, and drawing, it also helps to improve memory skills. People who have creative hobbies like; writing, painting, and drawing have lower chances of developing amplified memory loss illnesses when they get older.

Increase problem-solving and motor skills

Until the painting is brought to life, an artist idealizes and analyses different thoughts, which means they are making use of their critical thinking skills as seen in In the course of this process, what an artist thinks of may change because of color restrictions or unplanned outcomes that can happen during the drawing phase.

Looking for the best solution aids in building essential problem-solving skills; this makes thinking out of the box/creativity a great skill for a painter. More skills like using a painting brush help to increase the use of the hand and fingers. Good hand motion skills a painter learns aids in developmental shortcuts that the brain uses daily.

Cultivates emotional growth

Letting go of emotions via artwork is a great experience for several painters. As an artist releases their emotions via their artwork, they can equally assess and comprehend things that contribute to different moods.

Trying out different types of paintings will help you develop and experience different types of feelings like; happiness, sadness, love, or anger. Painting is always a kind of healing via conceptual emotional expression.

Triggers a cheerful attitude

Painting offers a soothing. In an open environment, where the artists feel safe, they discover their creativity and create room for a more optimistic approach to life.

The reward of developing visually attractive artwork that others have high regard for makes the painter feel proud and happy which aids in boosting one’s self-esteem and motivates people to attain a novel skill.


Painting aids in building solid mental health at every age and it is never too late to commence a new hobby. Painting can aid in creating a happy mood not only for the artist but also for everyone around them.


Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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