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4 Mental Health Benefits of String Art

September 04, 2017

It is all too easy to get caught up in the activities of the day and ignore your well-being. Between running errands, job duties, kids, cooking, and financial responsibilities, the weight of daily duties can overwhelm your mind and body. Luckily, there are creative outlets available that can help you get away and recover from stress.

Have you ever caught yourself getting lost in the moment while writing, drawing, sewing, or gardening? It’s because activities like these are therapeutic. They help relax the mind and put you in a tranquil state. Hobbies such as string art are calming as well and provide numerous mental health benefits.

Relieves Stress

Producing artistic work is mentally soothing. So much so that people consider it yoga for the brain. Low stress levels are essential for a healthy lifestyle. High levels of stress can contribute to high blood pressure, mental health issues, skin problems, and obesity. Other factors such as diet and exercise play a significant role, but less stress equates to better health.

Increases Brain Function

Completing a string art project stimulates the mind. The origins of string art lie in teaching children geometry, but the effects of such artistic endeavors benefit the old and young alike.

According to a study published in the American Academy of Neurology, artistic projects help aging individuals combat cognitive issues.

CNN reports that “...people who engaged in artistic activities, such as painting, drawing, and sculpting, in both middle and old age were 73% less likely to have memory and thinking problems, such as mild cognitive impairment, that lead to dementia.”

Improves Mood

Your mood affects everything you do for better or for worse. Persistent low mood can easily arise from stress and leave you in an uninterested, unhappy state. By weaving string between hammered nails, you can help relieve stress and improve your mood. An AJPH study found that through creative ventures, you can better manage emotional pain and depression. This is known to be a result of the self-reflection that occurs during the creative process which can help build “psychological resilience.”

Cultivates Social Life

Having an active and prolific social life is essential to your well-being. Spending time with friends and family is a joyous activity and benefits the mind more than you know. By socializing, you build and strengthen relationships through shared experiences. Socializing over string art projects is the perfect way to improve your mental health while enjoying the company of loved ones.

Allow string art to change your life for the better. String of the Art has taken the hassle out of DIY string art by providing you with everything you need to complete your design. We include embroidery floss, nails, a wooden plank, and even step-by-step instructions in your string art kit. All you need to do is open it and get to crafting! Browse our many kits and place your order today!

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