At SiliconeZone, we love any chance we can get to be a little crafty! Crafting can include things such as designing, painting, crocheting, drawing, and knitting. Studies show that crafting can improve your mental health.
One such benefit to mental health is improved self-esteem and confidence. When you learn a craft, it requires skills that you build up through dedication and hard work. As a result, this causes you to think of yourself as hardworking, patient, and tenacious. These are all wonderful traits that are heavily praised.
Another benefit is that it relieves stress. When you are focused on your crafting task, it means less focus is put on whatever is causing the anxiety. This helps to lower blood pressure as well.
One benefit that cannot be ignored is that you can have something of value afterwards, such as a crocheted hat to wear or a painting to hang up on your wall. This will remind you every day of the skills you worked so hard to improve.
Socially, crafting can benefit you as well. It provides a source of happiness that is shared among others. You could join clubs or groups associated with the craft and make so many friends. This may appeal to you if you are a highly social person who loves talking to others. Many crafting groups are solely online for those who don’t want to travel outside the home. For some crafts, there may even be websites where people share their creations with the public.
For the final benefit, crafting can be turned into a job as well. It can be a fun way to make some side cash or even replace a full-time income if you are willing to put in the work. Crafts such as paintings or crocheted hats can be sold online through various crafting websites. This means you could potentially start your own business and work from home doing what you love.
As a bonus benefit, you could donate your crafts online or in-person to nonprofit organizations or the less fortunate such as crocheting blankets for the homeless.
Crafting is an excellent way to help the less fortunate, improve physical and mental health, reduce stress, and make some extra cash. This is more reason to do what you love and follow your passion to craft. Continue to increase those skills and craft on!