Very few things are better than seeing something you created come together successfully. Crafting is more than just a fun way to make something beautiful; it is a great way to relax, and it can have positive impacts on your mental and physical health. Even though it might seem like your jam-packed schedule can’t accommodate even one extra activity, you might want to get started today to start enjoying the positive side effects.
Here is why you should craft more:
Everyone needs a hobby. Studies have shown that people who have a hobby are generally happier. Having a hobby helps you have something to look forward to and adds some excitement to your life. Instead of binge-watching Netflix for six hours a day on the weekend, a hobby can activate your mind and get your moving. Next time you are thinking of having yet another Netflix and Chill session, try picking up a hobby instead to keep you entertained.
Your crafting time is also a great time to get away from your family. No matter how much you love them, you still need “me” time. Plus, it can help encourage your family members to be more creative themselves!
To improve your focus. When you are crafting, you have to dedicate all of your mental focus on just one task, and this over time will help you with your overall ability to concentration. By honing your mental energy and creative juices on your hobby, the benefits can actually spill over to your job and help improve your work performance. Because you can focus for more extended periods of time, you are more productive and hopefully will be motivated to take on more complex projects.
To calm down. Because crafting does require such intense focus, it can even help decompress you after a tough day at the office, making you feel so much better. It enables you to forget about the stress and worries you have been carrying throughout the day. Crafting can even help remove physical and mental tension. After a session of crafting, you leave feeling recharged, refreshed and ready to take on the world again.
To feel more creative. Even if you don’t feel creative, crafting regularly can help bring out your inner artist. Before you overly doubt yourself and stop before you begin, consider when was the last time you even did something creative. If you can’t remember, that’s all the more reason to get started! You might surprise yourself with how creative you are. And even if you still feel like the creative juices aren’t flowing, that’s okay! You can still have fun crafting.
To give a handcrafted gift. It doesn’t matter what it is; a handmade gift always means a little bit more than a store-bought present. It shows a little extra thought and care. As an added bonus, the pride you will feel when your gift is finished successfully is a great feeling. It doesn’t matter what you decide to create, just as long as you get started on crafting for your loved ones today.
Here at Rujo Handmade, we love crafting too, and that’s why we started our own line of handmade gifts for Scrabble lovers. Check out our favorites here.