Why crafting is good for you

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If you ever need an excuse to take up a new hobby, then crafting has long been considered a therapeutic activity as well as helping cognitive function and brain function. Whether you’re into sewing, painting, or card making to name a few, engaging in creative activities can help to reduce stress, boost your mood, and improve overall health. Here is a few other health benefits:  

Stress reduction          

Engaging in crafting activities can help reduce stress and anxiety. Focusing on creative tasks allows your mind to relax and shift away from daily worries.  

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Crafting often involves being fully present in the moment, leading to a state of mindfulness. During the creative process can induce a flow state, promoting a sense of fulfilment and happiness.  

Cognitive function  

Crafting requires problem solving, decision making and hand eye coordination. These mental challenges help keep your brain active and can improve cognitive function.  

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Boosts creativity  

Crafting encourages creative thinking and allows you to explore new ideas, and possibilities.

Sense of accomplishment  

Completing a crafting project can give you a sense of achievement and pride, boosting self esteem and confidence.

Motor skills  

Many crafts involve intricate movements that can enhance fine motor skills and hand dexterity.  

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Emotional expression  

Crafting can serve as a form of emotional expression, allowing you to process feelings and experience through art.  

Mindful distraction  

Engaging in crafting can be a healthy distraction from negative thoughts or chronic pain, promoting a more positive outlook.  


The act of creating can be meditative and calming, promoting relaxation and sense of serenity.    

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Therapeutic benefits  

Crafting is sometimes used as a therapeutic intervention to help individuals cope with stress, trauma, or emotional challenges.  

Brain health  

Studies suggest that engaging in creative activities may be linked to improved brain health and reduced risk of cognitive decline.  

Social interactions  

Joining crafting groups or workshops can provide opportunities for socializing and connecting with others who share similar interests.  

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Whether it’s painting, knitting, woodworking, or any other craft, the act of creating something with your hands can have a positive impact on your overall well-being. Not sure where to start? We have free online courses dedicated for beginners. So, don’t hesitate to pick up a craft that interests you and experience the benefits it can bring to your life.