How The Arts Help With Stress


Christa Suchcicki, Staff Writer

Stress never goes away, and in times of the pandemic, people are under more stress and anxiety. Uncertain of the future, they can feel too anxious to do anything at all.

There are many ways to combat stress, from working out to meditation. But, there is one way that helps you and can create something new in the world.

Art can come in many different formats, from dancing to painting and even film making. Quarantine has made social media apps such as TikTok becoe more popular as more people create videos of themselves dancing, drawing, and even singing.

Studies have shown that drawing and painting can be used as stress relievers and also a form of self-care. Even if you have no skills in painting or drawing, it is a good idea to start to combat stress.

Any art can help you create something eye-catching or something that can be considered “interesting” in other’s eyes. It gives your brain a sense of flow and rhythm, and you might even find out that you like a certain art. It could turn into a personal hobby.

With people having more free time than usual, the arts have been used for all sorts of stress-relief. Many writers have written more scripts and books than ever before, even with popular apps such as Wattpad and Webnovel.

No experience is needed to create something beautiful and something new. All you need is a little bit of time and an idea in your head. Whatever you put your mind to, you can do.