Crafting and Mental Health
Posted by Alison Manning on
Mental Health is a hot topic right now, but it isn't new. In fact, Canada has observed a mental health week in the first full week of May since 1951. That's 72 years!
Need some reasons to make crafting a priority in your life. How about these:
Reducing Stress: Engaging in crafting activities can help reduce stress levels and promote relaxation. This is because crafting requires you to focus your attention on a task, which can help you enter a state of flow and forget about other worries.
Boosting Mood: Crafting can also boost mood and promote feelings of happiness and well-being. Creating something with your hands and seeing the finished product can provide a sense of accomplishment and pride.
Improving Cognitive Function: Crafting activities can help improve cognitive function and memory. This is because many crafts require problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and spatial reasoning.
Providing Social Connection: Crafting can be a social activity that allows you to connect with others. Joining a crafting group or attending a crafting class can provide opportunities to meet new people and build social connections.
Fostering Mindfulness: Crafting can be a form of mindfulness practice, which involves being fully present in the moment and focusing your attention on the task at hand. Engaging in mindful crafting can help reduce anxiety and promote a sense of calm.
Overall, crafting can provide a variety of mental health benefits and can be a useful tool for managing stress, improving mood, and promoting overall well-being.
Unraveled offers three different time slots during the week for social crafting:
Monday from 7 - 9pm, Thursday and Sunday from 1 - 3pm. We hope you'll join us.