Playing the guitar is one of the most satisfying things to do. It is just so fun and fulfilling to play this beautiful instrument to your favorite tunes or just play your heart out to release some frustration. Whether you are a professional or just playing in your spare time, playing the guitar will definitely affect your life in different ways.
There is tons of research that has linked playing the guitar with your physical and mental health, so you should maybe try to reap all the benefits out of it. Especially in the mental health department.
I have to say that playing the guitar is one of the best forms of therapy, and more and more people are trying it out. Also, institutions like health organizations’ schools and different charities use music as a form of therapy. It will help you manage stress which is a big danger in this day and age since more people suffer from stress than anything else. Also, it will improve your memory, communication and motor skill, which will help you get more out of life, and have a more positive outlook.
Every guitarist knows that playing the guitar when you are feeling down really helps, make things feel better and whatnot, so why not use it in a form of therapy.
Playing the guitar or any other instrument improves your creativity skills. Regardless of if you are writing a new song or just trying out an old song in your style, guitar playing will really take your creativity of the chart.
In college, I have tried time and time again, when I was struggling writing an essay or something of the similar nature, I would just pick up the guitar and tried something new, it really boosts your mind. It definitely does a perfect job of connecting you with your creative thinking, it is a well known psychological fact and there is no denying it.
Also playing the guitar definitely will help you express your feelings and emotions. Whether you are really happy and excited, sad and down, or just downright angry and frustrated with something it will allow you to let it all out. Anger, anxiety, sadness will all leave your body when you are playing guitar. On top of all this playing, the guitar is a great way to boost your confidence and feel good about yourself.
Always play what you feel and what you want to. Like listening to metal music and playing metal songs? Grab yourself a metal pickup for your guitar and start playing. Do whatever makes you happy!