In our cultures, we are not encouraged to "take up arts" too much because "it will sideline our formal education", or in other words, affect our quality of acquiring knowledge. However, this is not true as some researchers have seen links on highly successful scientists/researchers and their exposures on their artistic pursuits as well. It is known that learning arts can help complement the research if done normally. Arts foster Scientific Success The Forgotten Half of Scientific Thinking Correlation Between Arts and a Nobel Prize Artistic pursuits does not mean it's limited to playing the piano only. It can be drawing, painting, making stuff at home and such.