Art is a very special kind of medium. It can change the way people think and what they are feeling. Specifically, it can make them feel happy, whether they are creating the art themselves or observing it. Happiness is hugely important in life; it’s what everything else that happens can be built from. Read on to discover the ways that art can truly make you happy.


Sometimes it can be hard to focus on anything when you are worried about something. That one thought can be all-consuming, taking up all of your time and energy, causing you to feel upset and anxious.

If you are creating art, or even if you go to a gallery or – perhaps easier – browse through a site such as this, you will be distracted from your problems, at least for a short while. Not thinking about whatever it is that is concerning you and focusing instead on the art in front of you will help immensely. Art has the power to keep you in the present and stop you from worrying.

Stress Reduction

Cortisol is a hormone that your body produces when it is stressed. In fact, it is nicknamed the ‘stress hormone.’ Some cortisol is good for you; it keeps you alert and ready to move away from or confront whatever issue is ahead of you. Too much cortisol, however, is dangerous, and can lead to heart problems, ulcers, and high blood pressure to name just a few health issues.

Reducing the stress in your life will reduce the amount of cortisol you are producing, keeping you healthier. Art can be that stress reducer. Engaging in an activity that you enjoy such as creating art or looking at what someone else has created produces endorphins, and these ‘feel-good’ chemicals counteract the cortisol, reducing the levels in your body.

You Can Do It

Anyone can enjoy art. It might be a challenge, but that’s part of the fun, and it is open to everyone to try it. You can head to to help you find the tools to hang up your masterpiece once you’ve finished. If you don’t want to buy the ‘proper’ equipment, the great thing about art is that there are no rules as such, so you don’t have to do anything in any particular way, and you can work in your own style, creating anything you want.

Once you get started, you will find that your confidence and self-esteem grow too. You will know you can create something out of nothing and that gives you a great sense of achievement which helps you to achieve even more in other aspects of your life.

Better Mental Health

Creating art can have a significantly positive result when it comes to your mental health as well. Studies have shown that enjoying art in any way creates a better level of psychological resilience, meaning that you are less likely to suffer from some kind of mental illness. Plus, art has been shown to increase activity in the parts of the brain that are responsible for memory and introspection.