During the pandemic a lot of us caught the crafting bug to keep ourselves occupied, but even crafting can feel overwhelming at times.
Crafts can, however, be some of the best forms of relaxation and anxiety relief. Come along as we look at some wonderful crafts...
During the pandemic a lot of us caught the crafting bug to keep ourselves occupied, but even crafting can feel overwhelming at times. Crafts can, however, be some of the best forms of relaxation and anxiety relief. Come along as we look at some wonderful crafts...
Diamond Painting is definitely one of the best relaxation crafts for a person who struggles to quiet their brain. The rhythm of sorting the diamonds, the soothing pluck of the wax pen as you place the diamonds and the sound of your roller gliding over the gems all create a soothing melody for your mind. Before you know it you're lulled into an almost meditative state created by repetition. If actively meditating isn't for you this craft is certainly the next best thing. Trust, you'll have a whole cupboard of diamond paintings before you even know it.
Our next pick is going to tap into your destructive side for sure. Not everyone is a traditional journaler. It could be because you may not have the right words to express those feelings or maybe you don't want to write those feelings out. Junk journaling is a great crafty alternative to traditional journaling. The sounds of ripping paper, the crunch of fabric in your fingers and the glide of glue is a soothing melody of creation and destruction with the added bonus of seeing your emotions come to life.
Crocheting as a craft and a form of mitigating stress has earned itself a place not only on this list but in its longevity in the crafting community. In our opinion, there's probably no craft that gets you into a decompressed state quicker than crocheting does. Watching each loop glide across your hook as each new link forms gives you a single point to focus on while simultaneously pushing the rest of the world out. Crocheting is a perfectly productive way to relieve stress and anxiety from the comfort of anywhere.
Combine the cognitive benefits of diamond painting with the creative freedom of crocheting! In Perler Beading, the deliberately repetitive placing of each bead lets your mind stray from all the to-do lists of life and focus on the beading process, while the creative freedom of the designs and watching it come to life gives a boost of dopamine after a rough day. Definitely an awesome craft with the multi-purpose benefit of being able to turn your designs into other crafts such as keychains & earrings.
Paint By Numbers
If these aren't your cup of tea because you think the beads and gems may end up everywhere, or maybe you've just always wanted to paint but don't have the knack for it, then paint by numbers is a wonderful alternative. Paint By Numbers takes the creative stress of painting from scratch out of the equation by allowing you to simply follow the numbered path laid out for you. Relax with the tv on as your paint brush caresses the numbered canvas and watch your image come to life.