IN TIMES OF STRESS, CREATIVE ACTIVITIES HELP
- lessening anxiety
- keeping us grounded
- helping us reach a calmer state
- bringing out positive feelings
- lowering blood pressure
- reminding us to enjoy and laugh
- keeping our hands busy
- distracting us from stresses
- providing a sense of purpose or accomplishment
|Pretty fabric covers up several little holes|
Some have a practical side too, like sewing or learning to sew on a button or mending our clothes instead of going out to buy new clothes. Google "boro mending" to find some great ways to work around holes and tears in clothing while make some very creative designs.
As a local weaver said:
"I for one find my weaving to be a good antidote to everything I'm hearing on the news. I often nowadays feel a bit numb after hearing the news, and sitting down to weave keeps those numbed feelings and thoughts moving freely and gently in a safe space."Sharing what we're working on by uploading pictures, phoning a friend, emailing, helps to keep a sense of connection within a community.
The important thing is to try to do something creative every day. It really can be a good prescription to stay positive and enhance our well-being.