Life is busy. We all get overwhelmed and feel like there's no time to do the things that nourish us. But indulging our creative impulses actually counteracts stress. Anxiety is often a result of having restricted our creativity. Why else are adults embracing coloring books and DIY projects more than ever before? Creative expression is as important to wellness as a healthy diet and moving your body.
In an article called "The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health," researchers analyzed more than 100 studies on the impact of art (including music, writing, dance, and visual arts) on health and healing, and the connection between creativity and health is made abundantly clear.
Whether you're a first-time artist or consider yourself an expert, these Instagram accounts can be counted upon as rich sources of inspiration — whatever your medium.