Can Crafting Help With Anxiety?

 

We all face times of great stress, depression and anxiety, maybe it’s a family crisis, maybe it’s financial troubles, whatever causes these feelings, they feel as though they’ll never go away.

If you’ve been feeling prone to a certain deep state of depression, there can be alternative ways to treat these feelings without medication.

What does crafting do for anxiety?

Not only is crafting a soothing hobby, it has been a proven method of anxiety relief and reduction, it can also help fight memory problems.

Crafting can create a mental “flow” which is calming to the brain and creates an almost meditative state of calm.

Also keeping our minds preoccupied with an time consuming and creative activity such as crafting, we are distracted from our problems for awhile.

What kinds of crafting are there?

  • Gardening
  • Photography
  • Scrap-booking
  • Knitting
  • Crocheting
  • Cross Stitch
  • Quilt Making
  • Jewelry Making
  • Sewing
  • Embroidery

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