Give Artworks a New Place in Your Life

The Overlooked Value of Art

In today’s society, the relentless pace of life often leaves us preoccupied with work and daily stresses, sidelining the cultural and artistic elements that can enrich our lives. According to a study by the American Psychological Association, 77% of people regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress, and 73% experience psychological symptoms. Te constant state of stress can make it difficult to focus on activities that bring joy and fulfillment, such as engaging with art.


The Struggle to Quantify Enjoyment

One of the challenges in appreciating art is that its value is often hard to quantify. How do you measure the joy derived from gazing at a sculpture or painting? While this question may be difficult to answer, it doesn’t diminish the importance of these experiences. A report by the National Endowment for the Arts found that people who engage with art are more likely to report higher levels of happiness and life satisfaction.

Understanding the Root Cause

Is the lack of art in our lives due to a lack of understanding? Perhaps, but it’s more likely that many of us are aware of the issue but struggle to find the time and opportunity to make a change. According to a survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends only 19 minutes per day on arts and entertainment activities, compared to nearly three hours on watching TV.

Making a Commitment to Change

To integrate more art into your life, you need to start with a thorough assessment of your current situation. Ask yourself why you aren’t spending more time on activities you enjoy. Often, the answer lies in conflicting priorities and the demands of daily life. Financial pressures and the need to “get thin