THE WELLNESS BENEFITS OF PAINT BY NUMBERS

Just like physical exercise boosts endorphins, embarking on a creative activity such as painting by numbers, helps with the serotonin levels and your overall mood.

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Let’s face it: life is busier than ever, and it’s all too easy to get caught out in the rat race. Mental health management and taking time for your own mindful self-care go hand and hand. If painting is something you enjoy or you’re interested in pursuing, there’s much joy that can come from painting by numbers!

A good idea is to set one day aside each week or perhaps a few hours in the morning or evening where you can really dedicate yourself to your creative pursuit. Self Care Sunday is a popular approach, for example!

Painting by numbers is great for this practice for a few reasons:

1. TAKE TIME TO DISCONNECT

Disconnecting provides an opportunity to focus on something for yourself and to reframe your energy. Turn off from a busy work day or any stress in your life and separate the working week from the weekend. We suggest setting up your Paint and Flow art space somewhere quiet and airy, with natural light if possible. Layout your materials (paints, brushes, easel and your Paint and Flow canvas) and let yourself get lost in the moment - play your favourite music in the background and light a candle.

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2. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A PICASSO

It’s okay if you’ve never even held a paint brush before, paint by numbers is suitable for lots of ages, it really comes down to the difficulty of the painting you pick, as some number paintings are more intricate in detail than others. Keep it simple or aim for the sky, the choice is yours! The numbers on the painting will indicate the area you need to paint and with which colour. Work methodically through each one and by the time you’re finished you’ll have your own mini masterpiece.

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3. GET SOCIAL AND RECONNECT

Just as much as it can also be a great pastime and self-care activity solo, paint by numbers is also extremely enjoyable with a friend or in a group! You can all work independently or it’s also possible to work collaboratively on one painting together. The best part? You won’t even realise how good you feel until after you’re done simply because you’ll be lost in the moment with your nearest and dearest.

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4. TRY PAINT BY NUMBERS ART FOR YOURSELF

Don’t take our word for it, discover the benefits to keeping your brain active, connecting with your creative side and being mindful by undertaking a paint by numbers project at your own pace. Happy painting!

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