A Journalist Reveals continues with the second part of the Krupa Shah authored article, Art and Wellbeing: Toward a culture of Healthy Life – Art Eases the Burden of Chronic Health Conditions.
By Krupa Shah
How Art Enhances the Brain: Improved Connectivity and Plasticity:
Every time you engage in a new or complex activity, your brain creates new connections between brain cells. Your brain’s ability to grow connections and be flexible enough to produce new thought cells is called brain plasticity. Indulging and inculcating art in your everyday life, creates a flow of communication between various parts of the brain and surrounds it with positivity.
Art’s Contribution in Making Children better Students:
Professors and parents both have observed and agreed to the fact that any form of art makes better and smarter students. There’s a thin line between working hard and working smart. With the help of musical training and various other activities, it has been noticed that children perform better in math, reading, and languages.
Art Eases the Burden of Chronic Health Conditions:
Millions of people deal with chronic health conditions and the stress, anxiety, and depression that accompany them. Studies show that music and visual arts affected patients in these positive ways:
Art let patients forget about their illness for a while, allowing them to focus on positive life experiences. Indulging in artistic activities distracted them from the pain or side-effects and helped them feel the way they were before being diagnosed with chronic conditions. Spilling their creativity out there gave them a sense of achievement and helped them lower their stress levels.
Art used as therapy has successfully helped people with anxiety, depression, addictions, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), chronic pain, cancer, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, dementia and Alzheimer’s and other serious physical and mental health conditions.
Art acts as a medium of eradicating the negative thoughts and lets you flush out the confusion. Create something. Don’t deprive yourself of expressing anything. Remove the fear of you being judged because every form of art is unique in its own way. Share your thoughts in the form of art if you cannot speak what’s going on in your mind. Craft something. The graph of your health and well-being will gradually move upward and your journey to contentment will be more creative, artistic and smooth.
Let’s promise ourselves to inculcate art in our daily lives and slacken all the negativity around us.
About Krupa Shah:
Krupa Shah is an abstract artist.