Painting as a stress reliever


Painting reduces stress, even if you’re not any good at it.

Next time when you feel that familiar, overwhelming sensation of stress – when your anxiety turn from passing sensations in the brain to rude guests overstaying – I suggest you to find your paints, palettes and brushes.

‘’I cant paint’’ you might think, but it honestly does not matter. It’s proven by science.

More specifically, Girija Kaimal, assistant professor of creative arts therapies at Drexel University, says so. Kaimal recently led a study examining the effects of making art on stress-related hormones in your body.

The results, published in Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, titled “Reduction of Cortisol Levels and Participants’ Responses Following Art Making,” found that 45 minutes of creative activity significantly lessens stress in the body, regardless of artistic experience or talent.

We at Canvastly offer you a really nice way of relieving stress. Our Paint By Numbers kits are perfect stress relievers, you don’t have to know how to paint and you will still be successful in making your own art. And it improves your mood  at the same time!  All you have to do is paint inside the lines and also paint outside the lines, check out our guide here.


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