You know you need it but it’s ever so easy to be “too busy”. Is your own physical and mental health always at the bottom of your to-do list?
Self-care promotes stress relief and, of course, reducing stress has many health benefits. There has been much research done about the health benefits of crafting. For example:
Crafting of any kind engages the mind and releases pent-up stress.
The CDC, State, and Local government guidelines and restrictions on gatherings and social interactions in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 have severely limited our opportunities for social interaction. Many have been deeply impacted by the lack of connection to other human beings. Now is a great time to enjoy the camaraderie of craft classes and other group events.
Many studies have shown that as little as 15 minutes of crafting “playtime” can provide significant health benefits. And well, it’s just plain fun! You deserve some of that. Here’s a suggestion to help you make the commitment to yourself.
Limit one or more aspects of your chosen craft. This reduces the number of choices your brain has to consider and make, which reduces the energy required while still providing the benefits. For example:
Even 15 minutes a day adds up to several hours over a month’s time, and one or more projects completed each month, quarter, or year!
Remember: creativity is when time falls away, pain disappears, and joy fills you!