Feeling burnt out? Need a brain break? According to CNN, "Crafting can help those who suffer from anxiety, depression or chronic pain, experts say. It may also ease stress, increase happiness and protect the brain from damage caused by aging." A crafting session might be just the thing to help you relax.
Take a few minutes and learn a new craft or skill with CreativeBug (use your library card to get started). Here are some cozy crafts that will leave you feeling renewed and recharged.
- Weaving for Beginners: Basic Weaving Techniques
- Embroidered Constellations
- Arm Knitting: Make a Cowl
- Giving Plates
- Decoupaged Jewelry Holder
- Doodle and Paint an Animal Portrait
- Five-Strand Braid Crafts
Paper crafts are also a great choice as they usually don't require many supplies; you probably already have a few types of paper to use at home. Here are a few paper crafts to try today.
Take some time for yourself and try a new craft the next time you need to relax. You'll love the feeling of accomplishment that comes with creating something from scratch.