Creating Art Can Help with... EVERYTHING!
I've been thinking about how much better I feel physically and mentally when I am creating art. Some days I procrastinate making art, just like I procrastinate working out. Even though both are good for me and I always enjoy it! Why is that? The other night I was doing a live demonstrating the new IOD Transfer called Bungalow. That transfer did not want to transfer. But I burned a LOT of calories and got an arm work out.
And emotionally, creating art for 30 minutes can decompress your anxiety back into a small, manageable space.
Follow this link to a 30 second YT video from a retreat I was on back in October. Feel the bubbling energy from a retreat I went to in October. I can close my eyes on a disruptive day to go back to the positiveness and bliss I felt at the end of the retreat. Bucket list is to travel to Italy for a week long submersion in art and history. And wine.
As we age, it is important to foster meaningful activities that can help us stay mentally and physically active. Creative outlets, such as painting, drawing, and sculpting, have become increasingly popular among women over 50 as an enjoyable way to express their emotions and explore new ideas.
Scientific research has shown us how engaging in creative activities can provide multiple physical and psychological benefits. Such activities can reduce stress, alleviate depression and anxiety, and increase self-confidence. According to a study from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, creative activities can also slow down cognitive decline and reduce age-related memory loss in older adults.
Another study from The Arts Paper found that creating art can even help with physical ailments. Elderly people who painted and drew showed improved joint flexibility and mobility in their hands and wrists. Art therapy may also help to improve the immune system and reduce inflammation.
Creating art is not only for physical and psychological health; it can also be a great source of social interaction. An online art community can give you the opportunity to share ideas with other like-minded individuals, develop relationships, and find support when needed.
In conclusion, creating art can be an incredibly rewarding experience for women over 50. It can be an enjoyable way to express your feelings, explore new ideas, stay physically active, and connect with others. Research has shown that it can also improve cognitive skills and physical health, and can be a great source of social interaction. So go ahead and pick up that paintbrush – it’s never too late to embrace your creative side!