Benefits of having art as a hobby could greatly help teens


Art is everywhere nowadays and it can be very interesting and appealing to all types of people. The wonderful thing about art is that it comes in many different styles and forms that anyone can pick up and learn. From drawing to painting, glass to ceramics, and even music. There are a multitude of fun and exciting art forms that are just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed. The best part about art is that it comes with many benefits that can have a large positive impact on everybody’s lives. 

Art can be a very relaxing, peaceful, and fun way to release a multitude of emotions in however much time is needed. Choosing the right art form is what makes art an enjoyable and quick hobby that can be very beneficial. 

“Music has been something I use daily that has really helped me relieve my stress and help me be more patient,” said sophomore Jordi Perea. “It’s something that has really helped me and I know I can recommend it.”  

Having a hobby that relaxes the mind, relieves stress, and allows people to loosen up is very beneficial and important for anyone undergoing any kind of stress. 

Art, as pictured above, can come in a variety of forms, all of which have proven to help teens in many ways.

There are many other benefits to having art as a hobby in your life including regulating your mood and self esteem. 

Creative activity promotes the growth of neurons and boosts the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine,” says Americans for the Arts. 

The release of dopamine in the brain brings a feeling of relaxation and happiness. The release of dopamine into the brain also has the added benefits of increasing one’s self esteem and easing depression.  

Art From The Street said “Positive accomplishments… can release the neurotransmitter dopamine into your system, which not only stimulates the creation of new neurons that can help keep the brain active, but can also combat depression and increase self-esteem.” 

Another benefit that comes with having art as a hobby is the lowering of stress levels and less distractions when dopamine is released into the brain. 

“When you are totally immersed in a creative endeavor, you may find yourself in what’s known as ‘the zone’ or a state of ‘flow’” says Be Brain Fit. “This meditative-like state focuses your mind and temporarily pushes aside all your worries.” Being able to distract yourself and be in your own world is beneficial because it can remove stress, negative thoughts, and unpleasant distractions. 

Observation skills are very important and having art as a hobby can be very beneficial in developing these skills. Improved observation skills can lead to many different benefits, such as “our observation, motor, and problem-solving skills, as well as memory retention and hand-eye coordination.” says Artsy. 

The ability to see the world in a different perspective and having more creativity are more benefits that come with having art as a hobby. Art is a very observant hobby and helps people see a lot more of the detail in their environment, as well as perceive the world in a much more imaginative and creative way.

 “Art opens the heart and mind to possibilities and fuels the imagination. Art is a process of learning to create ourselves and experience the world in new ways” says ArtLoft Asia.

Art is a very powerful and simple to use tool that anyone can use to express their thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Art can be very beneficial and should be considered by everyone as a new hobby in order to positively impact their everyday lives.