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The Mental Health Benefits of Crafting

Updated: Aug 24, 2021

Crafting and Mindfulness

Have you heard about the benefits of mindfulness?

Maybe you haven’t or maybe you have, but there might be some you haven’t considered before.

This blog will talk about mindfulness and how crafting has so many amazing benefits for your mental well-being.

It’s always important to think about ways to maintain good mental well-being, even more during the COVID-19.

How Are You Feeling Emotionally

Have a think to yourself as you read through this article about some of the thoughts, emotions and experiences you have been having.

Perhaps some may have been heightened by COVID-19.

Maybe feelings of stress and anxiety, maybe feeling lonely or isolated, maybe feel frustrated or overwhelmed.

Everyone will have their own personal experiences, particularly those which have occurred during COVID-19.

How Crafting Can Help You To Be Mindful

Focused Attention

  • Crafting allows you to become fully focused on something that you enjoy irrespective of what is happening around you. You can tune out and become focused on your task in hand.

  • What is your favourite part of crafting? Design, making, the resutls?

Acceptance and Letting Go

  • Engaging in something fun and creative releases dopamine - a natural antidepressant. So no matter what you are making or creating, the simple fact that you are engaging your brain in creativity is a natural de-stresser!

  • You do not need to be a genius on the sewing machine or a master using a glue gun, you simply need to get the creative juices flowing to improve how you are feeling.

  • No judgement on self, just simple creative fun - being kind to yourself

To Be At The Present Moment

  • Crafting is a fantastic way to learn and develop a new skill.

  • The ability to apply yourself to the task in hand and become fully engaged brings in a sense of peace and calm away from the noise of the external world.

  • When you learn to focus on a crafting task, you are also gaining an amazing mental skill of working towards a goal.

  • The sense of achievement at the end is an amazing reward for your focused, committed attention.

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