Learn how to improve your mental health with crafting, how art-making reduces stress and anxiety, and helped many of us cope during the global lockdown.
If we understand that like physical health, we all have mental health; we also appreciate it requires maintenance. Just like eating well and regular exercise helps us stay physically healthy, there are accessible ways to stay mentally healthy.
Stress levels continue to rise globally, making mental health maintenance even more critical. People consciously or unconsciously respond to this need by seeking ways to kick back, unwind, and recover from stressful situations. Yoga, mindfulness, exercise, and laughter are all brilliant ways to achieve this.
But have you also considered accessing your creative side? Studies show an art-making activity like crafting reduces stress and improves mental wellbeing: an area we explore below. We also share a case study highlighting how crafting helped many to cope during the global lockdown.