Picasso said "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life", and on the lids of the Fusion mineral paint that I use to upcycle furniture, you can see the words "Paint is good for the soul" and "a pot of inspiration".
I've always been crafty, and I can attest that if I feel stressed the best cure is to go and paint.
It has been proved that art relieves stress, encourages creative thinking, increases brain plasticity and brings other mental health benefits, as it reduces cortisol, the "stress hormone" and releases endorphins, the feel good chemicals that combat stress and reduce pain.
For other signs from around the world follow this link to Tom's blog.
I've just finished painting two old kid stools I bought second-hand, and they will be given to my grandchildren at Christmas.