A little bit of what you fancy does you good, so they say.
Well, yes. In my case, it’s often chocolate, but that’s a separate matter.
Seriously though, taking one’s mind away from the stresses and strains of the real world is hugely important for our mental health. We live in a world where we’re bombarded 24/7 by advertisers, family, friends, businesses – often via the phenomenon that is social media. Sometimes we need a break.
And for many people, that break can be found in writing, walking in nature, baking, meditating. But have you ever thought of turning to crafts to escape the hustle and bustle of today’s busy world? Crafting, while it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, is a great way to escape and become engrossed in something soothing, cathartic, creative.
Don’t forget that ‘crafting’ covers a plethora of options – from scrapbooking and cross-stitch to pom-pom making and wood sculpting.
What is mindfulness?
According to the dictionary definition, ‘mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique’.
But why stop there? Why not extend our mindfulness state to expressing our imagination, inspiration or creativity?
That’s where a relaxing hobby like crafting comes in.