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Reasons To Embrace Your Inner Crafter

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Growing up I was a huge crafter. Needlepoint, paint by numbers, DIY ornaments, you name it I did it. As I’ve grown older, I’ve slowly lost my crafty side. I’m not sure why. Maybe it was because I thought crafting wasn’t cool, so I lost touch with that side of myself. I don’t know. But recently, I’ve started to ease back into to crafts. I’m a full blown ‘Do It Yourselfer.’


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Reasons To Embrace Your Inner Crafter

Reasons To Embrace Your Inner Crafter

Growing up I was a huge crafter.

Needlepoint, paint by numbers, DIY ornaments, you name it I did it.

As I’ve grown older, I’ve slowly lost my crafty side. I’m not sure why. Maybe it was because I thought crafting wasn’t cool, so I lost touch with that side of myself. I don’t know. But recently, I’ve started to ease back into to crafts. I’m a full blown ‘Do It Yourselfer.’

Something’s Missing

Something’s Missing

New Project

I ordered a DIY advent calendar recently which requires a lot of embroidery, meticulous planning, and keen know how regarding what goes where exactly.

It’s opened myself up to the world of crafting again, and I love it. I can’t believe I haven’t crafted anything in so many years. It truly is eye opening, and you feel fulfilled!

Honest.

Stich by Stitch

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Stich by Stitch

With each stitch of the needle, I realize more and more that crafting is an art form that I have missed tremendously. I believe that everyone should get in touch with their crafty side and below are a few reasons why.

Discipline and Patience

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Discipline and Patience

Teaches You Discipline and Patience: Crafting is fun. It truly is. With that said, it can take a toll on your physically and mentally. Especially if your project is particularly difficult. Going through the motions and working through these obstacles, teaches you to slow down, take your time, and to not be temper headed.

One of a Kind

There’ s something about making things yourself: Making something with my bare hands, completely by myself, makes me feel accomplished. I take pride in displaying things I’ve created around the house and I love knowing that I have something that no one else has.

Boost Your Brain Power

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Boost Your Brain Power

Protects Your Brain: Doing activities like drawing, painting, needlepoint, woodworking, etc. has actually been proven to help protect the neurons in your brain. It is these neurons that help your brain think through the activities your participate in.

Focus

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Focus

Has effects similar to meditation: Crafting, whether it’s a little or lot, has the same effects as meditation does. It allows you to get lost for an extended period of time, able to focus on one sole activity. And when you stop for the day, this type of ‘meditation of sorts’ is known for making you feel a sense of true calm because you were able to decompress for a few minutes, a few hours, etc.

Turn Back The Clock

Turn Back The Clock

It helps with anti-aging: No, really, it does. Hear me out. Activities, like crafting, that are known to stimulate the brain and help prevent cerebral atrophy and delay dementia.

So doesn’t crafting sound like a great idea? With these benefits, and countless others, crafting is well worth the time and effort.

Are you guys crafters? What do you enjoy making?