Saturday, February 6, 2010
The ART of Staying Healthy
For me it's also very therapeutic. No matter how stressed I can become with the day to day of being on a project far away from home, (hey, if I'm not sleeping in my own bed at night it's considered far! ; ) as soon as I bring out my art supplies the tension starts to fade and my world is immediately that much calmer.
The report goes on to state that those who make art a part of their lives have fewer doctor visits and health-care costs, use less medication and have lower rates of depression. Expressing yourself through art may also help boost your immune system (or maybe it's that glass of red.... er,no, that keeps me HEART healthy...lol)
And the good news, at least for me, is you don't have to be great at it... you just have to Do IT! Any creative act such as arranging flowers, journaling, decorating your house (or even making ATCs).... are forms of art.
What are some things you do to keep healthy?