Do you think that art is something sublime that we got used to contemplating in art galleries, museums, theatres and opera houses? Of course, it is. But nowadays art has become closer to our everyday life. It literally penetrates every sphere of our existence and surrounds us: cinema, fashion, street art and even music in your headphones that you usually listen to while going to school. Have you ever thought why you are doing this? Probably, you just want to brighten up the daily grind, even without noticing it. How many times have you caught yourself doodling in the corner of your textbook while listening to another boring lecture at the university? More than once, we bet. All this proves that art can be an effective stress relief tool that is able to cheer you up quickly.
Gallery or Theatre Instead of Pills
When you are not just bored or tired, but your mind is really obsessed with problems, no matter what they are (studying, family, friends, relationships, etc.), only the music in your headphones can be not enough. You should find a real distraction! Take your friend and go to an art gallery or museum. Well, do not start protesting. It is not necessary to go to these “dull” museums of natural history that you had to visit during your school biology classes (but do not be biased, they can be fun for those who are interested in science). You cannot even imagine how many brand-new awesome museums of modern art are there in your city. Just check the list of some spectacular theaters! Would you like to visit hem? Such places are created to distract you from the stressful routine and nourish your mind with outstanding out-of-box ideas! How about The International Spy Museum where you can imagine yourself as a spy on an important mission or the Museum Of Questionable Medical Devices that will definitely blow your mind? A traditional art gallery is also an option. Sometimes, nothing calms better, then an impressionistic painting by Monet.
Defeating Stress with the Help of a Paintbrush
Sometimes, the only thing we need is to express our emotions and feelings. Art is the best way to manage it. Even if you think that you have no talent for this, you should keep trying. Do not give up and you will definitely find the field of activity where you can apply your imagination, express your emotions and feelings. Do not forget that there is an infinity of options. Do not limit yourself to just one of the options: if you paint, try watercolors, gouache, oils, crayon, colored pencils (or maybe you are good at black and white painting?), if you sculpt, try clay or dough. Photography is extremely popular nowadays. Even so-called Instagramming with a smartphone is considered to be highly competitive with professional photography. People who are into dancing claim that dancing is the best way to overcome stress. It helps you relax your body and clear your mind. Do not forget about fashion and design. It can also be useful. Also, do not you think that writing essays is art as well? Therefore, there is no place for stress in the variety of options. Arm yourself with a paintbrush and defeat your stress!