My brain hasn't been the best lately so I need to draw. I want to share a list of reasons why drawing is good for your brain. I got them from the Lederman Studio blog. Check it out to read the whole post. It is good. The entire blue part is from this site. Here is the list:
The act of drawing effects your brain in a way like nothing can. Check out the benefits that drawing has on your brain.
- Improves hand-eye coordination
- It can actually add synapses to your neurotransmitters This means that memories and experiences stored in your brain can become stronger, more vivid, and easier to access.
- Drawing helps your access the right side of your brain. Most people wind up as 80% analytical left brained problem solvers. More right brained activity allows for greater creative problem solving.
- Intuition increases.
- Produces positive brain chemistry like Serotonin, Endorphins, Dopamine, and Norepinephrine.
- Your brain stem can actually get thicker.
- Your awareness of your surroundings can get sharper.
- Your memory can improve.
- It produces an overall state of alertness that all of your other brain functions can use for improvement.
I don't know about you but my brain needs some strengthening. This is definitely something I'm going to get back to doing. You could doodle at work while talking on the phone. You could draw while you eat. It doesn't have to take a long time.