In a published study it was found that people who engage regularly in “everyday creativity” report significantly higher ratings of “personal growth". 
MRI scans show that doing creative art changes the brain, increasing connectivity in the “Default Mode Network”, which is key to imaginative thought. 
Research shows that doing even a brief period of creative activity, like clay modelling or collage making, significantly decreases levels of anxiety. 
A large experiment discovered that doing everyday creative activities causes positive emotions the following day. 
Research at the Mayo Clinic has found that people who engage in artistic pursuits like drawing, painting and sculpting may delay cognitive decline in very old age. 
One published study found a strong correlation between the level of a person’s creative output and their reported level of self-esteem. 
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