Thursday, July 28, 2016

Crafting makes us happy

There are so many different aspects to crafting.  I think we all need some kind of creative outlet.  Whether we are good at something, or just enjoy the process.

Are you a sensitive person?  Do you notice fine scents, sounds, tastes or works of art? I tend to notice sensory changes.

 For so many years I would stuff it down, and try to conform to what everyone else was doing.

When I read an article on how crafting can actually advance healthy living along with  joy and creative satisfaction, I stopped to ponder about this.

Whether it is cooking, gardening, knitting or sewing, crafts have become a proven way to bring sanity and calmness in a sometimes hectic world. You see apparently the brain cannot dwell on stress when it is engaged by the repetitive movement of your chosen craft. 
 Sometimes you come up with a solution to a problem when you give your brain a break.

So is that the reason we should cook, garden, knit, or quilt??  No I think the reason is that we enjoy it. And in turn that becomes our "therapy".

Crafting makes us happy, and we can also make other people happy, by making gifts for our family, friends and charity.  
So let's think of it this way.  The quality may not be perfect, but in the end, you have gained a healthy attitude and you have not wasted your time :-)

To find out if you are a highly sensitive person, you can do the self test at this website Highly Sensitive Person.   

Enjoy, and Happy Quilting!


GO STARS! said...

So I went to the website and checked most of the boxes. I guess that's why I have to have my quiet sewing time, although I usually have a book on cd or music video playing. As I've aged crowds, bright lights, and many noises bother me more and more.

margaret said...

so true the quilting etc helps but at the moment cannot seem to stitch at all, hopefully things will lift soon and can get back to it if not maybe a few pills from the Dr will help but getting an appointment is more or less impossible

Jenny said...

I certainly enjoy y stitching time - and this is a certain therapy to sitting quietly and enjoying what we are doing.
I also did the test, and although I ticked quite a few boxes, am not "highly" sensitive, just as well perhaps!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I know sewing really helps my anxiety. It truly Is therapy for me!