Art therapy is an up-and-coming method of relaxation that has been receiving a lot of buzz in recent years. Painting, sketching, and other forms of artwork can be very therapeutic for a number of reasons. Art can be enjoyed by both beginners and experienced painters alike, and no matter how advanced you are, its therapeutic properties do not go away! Check out these reasons that painting will help you relax.
Painting stops you dwelling on your work day
Everybody has relished in a healthy rant to their family or partner after a bad day at work, but this energy can be draining and focusing on the negatives of your day may end up making you feel worse. Painting gives you something entirely different to focus on that prevents you from dwelling on the events of the workplace and can put you in a much more positive mood. Unless you happen to work in an art-based industry, then a hobby like painting is a great way to create a distinctive work/life separation that can restore your sanity and prevent workplace matters from affecting your personal life.
Art therapy is said to help relieve stress
Art therapy is a practice that focuses on the simplicity of art and encourages people to use their creativity in whatever way feels most natural. Art therapy is all about self-expression through art, which can help us interpret and understand our feelings as we put them on the canvas. Painting is entirely open to interpretation and the practice is said to be incredibly relaxing due to the concentration that is required from the get-go.
You can add a social aspect
If you don’t have a painting set-up at home, or prefer to enjoy your art therapy in a social setting, then events like sip and paint evenings can be the perfect way to unwind after a long day (or week) at work! You could even consider a corporate team-building event if you’d like to bring your co-workers along, our painting for corporate events services help promote a positive workplace and can improve communication between employees. This means that painting covers every avenue as it is a hobby that can help workers relax outside of work whilst also improving productivity in the workplace too. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the Paint Away Events team today.