5 Ways Arts, Crafts and DIY Enrich Your Life
No matter what our occupation, whether it be writing, accounting, nursing, homemaking or anything else, we all need a way to unwind and give our mind a break. Doing something crafty with your hands is a fulfilling and productive way to do that. As a bookkeeper, I sometimes have days so stressful that I just HAVE to find something else to do for a while. That's when a good chalkboard artwork is fantastic.
- Stimulates Your Creativity
Most jobs require some level of creativity, and let's admit it, writer's aren't the only ones who encounter a "block" at some point. As a marketing director and a writer, I sometimes run dry on my creative ideas. Taking a break to dabble in some other form of creative activity gets those juices flowing again.
- It's Good for Your Brain
We all need to keep our brains active, even if we're giving our brain a break from the normal routine. The challenge of arts and crafts stimulates the brain while not exhausting it. In fact, some studies have shown that arts and crafts can aid in relieving depression, increase mental agility, and reduce stress.
- Develops Fine Motor Skills
When glueing a small piece in place, or painting a fine line, these tiny motions help to mold and develop your fine motor skills. That might even help improve your handwriting.
- Promotes Self Confidence and a Sense of Accomplishment
There's just something about looking at a tangible creation that you made with your own two hands. Even if it isn't perfect, it is your own creation. I think part of this feeling comes from being made in God's image, who is the ultimate Creator.