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3 Ways Crafting Brings Joy To Our Lives

Creativity is something that all humans have within them. It doesn’t mean you have to be an artist to be creative either. It comes in all forms and brings various emotions for everyone. I believe using creative skills for work and play is a part of living a fulfilling life. Furthermore, engaging in things like crafting can bring joy an peace as we are so bombarded by stress and demands.

I recommend taking time every day to do something creative or crafty for greater well-being and mental health. It can be something small like decorating a birthday card for your best friend or something big like making your daughter’s wedding dress. Believe in yourself and your special creativity to allow happy feelings to come from whatever you do. Here are several ways crafting brings joy to our lives.

Gets Us Away from Screens

According to Scrapbook.com, a craft site dedicated to inspiring ideas and supplies, the act of crafting can have a remarkable effect on your mood. Indeed, in a society where everybody lives with a screen in their hands, the dangers of excessive screen time on our brains’ structures, metabolism, eyesight, posture, sleep, weight, and even mental health don’t need to be demonstrated.

The human mind and body were not made to stare at a screen all day. Ultimately, the mind is programmed to experience a satisfying sensation after a meaningful and manual effort. Engaging the areas of your brain that control creativity by using your hands could, in fact, directly address a depressive malaise. In other words, making things is critical to your emotional health. 

Sharing what You’ve Made with Others

Handcrafted items have a special quality to them. Whether you’re upcycling vintage items that everybody has forgotten or sewing toddler’s clothes, your handmade items have a personal value that appeals to many people. You’d be surprised to know that some talented crafters have managed to replace their income with their craft businesses completely.

While opening a physical shop can seem like a valuable option, you are more likely to build a profitable venture if you choose an online presence. You can pack small items in colorful poly mailers along with a thank you note to wow your buyers. Etsy or eBay are popular platforms among customers! 

Connecting with Others

Craft content is hugely popular on social media. Whether it’s on Instagram or YouTube, a broad audience enjoys the creative craft. Indeed, for crafters, social media platforms give an opportunity to share their inspiration and take viewers on a journey through their original work. Not to mention you have a unique opportunity to meet interesting people who share your talent or interests.

Your creative and crafting skills are precious. They are a part of who you are and how you relate to the world. People connect through creative arts and find much fulfillment in making, selling, and sharing their ideas and creations. If you ever feel a little stuck or down, try digging out an old crafty hobby and give it a go. Remember to not judge what you create. Let it be what it is! Happy crafting!

 

About Madeline

Madeline is a mid-west mom of three who spends most of her time refilling ice trays and changing toilet paper...just kidding. She is a high school guidance counselor, all around funny gal, and a writer. Her first book, Be Happy Already!", is in the works.

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