Different ways photography improves mental health: As the current pandemic continues to spread, communities are facing a variety of life-changing effects. While many people are concerned about physical health issues, it is also important to remember that there is an increase in psychological distress among those affected by the virus. Panic can lead to irrational behaviour, and one of the most common mental health consequences arising from the outbreak is stress.
1. Improvement of self habits
Taking pictures daily and sharing them with others has proven benefits. For example, doing something new and unique develops into a new habit. The process is therapeutic, making a person feel refreshed. It also keeps the brain busy, making it think for creative photos to take every day.
2. Encouraging community interactions
Taking pictures and sharing them in a photography-related social media group can help you meet new people with similar interests. Photography becomes the common ground that sparks conversations, making connections, and eventually finding support to fight loneliness. A good place for such meetings is a well prepared photography studio.
3. Remember the joys of life
Photographs capture moments. Pictures can help people recall memories from the past and all the positive thoughts that come with them. This is the reason why some people feel happier when they look at old photographs.
4. Photography help keeping the brain in a good shape
Research conducted by Professor Denise C. Park from the University of Texas has shown that photography is a highly cognitive activity. In a study, participants who engaged in digital photography demonstrated improved episodic memory and reasoning skills.
5. Photography makes you move your body
Outdoor photography requires people to go outside, walk around and explore. This can burn calories, especially if you have to climb a tree, crouch down toward a subject or jog ahead. You also might need to carry a lot of camera gear with you on your walk.
6. Photography can show you the direction
Photography keeps you from getting caught up in the uncertainty of the pandemic. Instead of worrying, taking photos helps you enjoy each moment and look forward to what you will capture next. Instead of brooding, photography encourages positivity and makes you excited for each day that brings new photos.
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