7 Reasons to Start Painting by Numbers Right Now!
When we were children, we were fond of coloring pages: cars, dolls and even castles!
Time passed, we grew up and got steeped in problems and concerns. But each time we look at a child coloring a picture, we have that warm feeling and a desire to take a brush again and immerse ourselves in the world of coloring pages. Fortunately, today it is quite easy to find pictures to color for adults. Painting by numbers is not only a hobby; it also offers a lot of benefits! What are they? See below:
1. The process of coloring gives rise to creative abilities
Creativity is a successful flight of thought beyond the unknown.
Coloring numbered areas which may seem a very simple process at first sight, promotes development of creative thinking. And as we all know, creativity is a person’s specific features and capabilities demonstrated as an ability to use knowledge and skills under extraordinary circumstances.
2. Repelling negative thoughts
Learning to think positively is like doing sports. It requires daily practicing, will power, self-confidence, a desire to overcome low spirits and redirect your thoughts into a positive channel.
In this case, coloring pictures by numbers can be compared with meditation: when painting, you fully concentrate and focus on the painting process, your mind is busy trying to achieve the goal which relieves any stress and negative thoughts.
3. Improving concentration
Reduced ability to focus attention affects the person’s performance and efficiency of his or her activities. After all, when working or studying, we often notice that we have been thinking about something else instead of what we are supposed to for a half of the lecture or meeting.
Besides, we live in tumultuous times and our attention is torn between work, home and other things. If you sit down and concentrate on a single thing, such as painting, you can improve your concentration skills.
4. Relaxation for your tired brain
Every day, when you are busy with a particular activity, fatigue and annoyance build up inside you and you want to get rid of them. We all have our own relaxation methods. Painting is one of them.
We have already drawn a parallel between painting and meditation. So, painting is a good way to let your mind relax! When you are absorbed in the process, fully captivated and devoted to it, you forget about any concerns and worries.
5. Painting is relaxation at any time and in any place!
Bored on a plane? You can paint. Stressed at work? You can paint (but better use your lunch break instead of working hours). Nothing to do at home? Tired of your daily routine? Just paint! It is wonderful! You can do it anywhere.
A good thing about painting by numbers is that you do not have to make a drawing of your own: you only have to color the pattern. You will not be upset about an unsuccessful painting, you will just enjoy the process.
6. Your motor skills will improve greatly
A human hand as a working member starts developing early and gradually improves in the course of different activities. The skills and abilities forming the painting technique are motorial in their nature. And when coloring drawings inside their numbered areas, you uplevel your hand-eye coordination and motor skills.
7. You feel less anxious and stressed
Coloring is the most efficient way to relieve your stress. Feeling skeptical about it? Just choose any painting by numbers picture and spend at least half an hour painting. You will be surprised at the result.