Today, I have read an interesting article about creative hobbies. Recent studies show that the process of creating something with your hands, which is also called “crafting,” is useful for mental health.
The condition that a person enters while crafting is compared to meditation. Many people take up work specifically to relax and relieve stress. Those who engage in creative hobbies more often get significant mental and emotional relief.
Neurobiologists study various forms of creativity and believe that any creative activity (for example, cooking, painting, photography, music and even solving crosswords) is useful.
When we take a creative approach, our brain begins to produce dopamine, a natural antidepressant. The creativity that helps to focus attention is a non-medicinal way to always have a good mood. Scientists are sure that if you are looking for a way to improve your mental health, then a creative lesson can help you with this.
Personally, I rarely have time for crafting, but my wife loves knitting, especially crochet.
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Do you have a creative hobby?
Do you have enough time for it?
Yes, I have always read that knitting or any creative activity is therapeutic. I started to learn how to knit, crochet, sew and sometimes doodle after I became a mom. Though I feel overwhelmed with things I need to do everyday, I can still find time to do some handwork as it really helps to calm down myself, feel good and it’s good to make some toys or tools for the kids as well. 🙂
Agree, knitting is your active hobby?
Yes, it is my wife’s favourite thing 🙂
I like to restore old furniture, but unfortunately I don’t have time for this hobby.
I have way too many hobbies for any good. I focus on one and neglect the other LOL
Yes, hobbies always click on heart
I cannot agree more. Our heart would love the time spent on hobbies.
I love to knit, crochet, cross stitch, needlepoint, tatting and I want to learn to do needle lace. When I work with my needle or hook with thread or wool, I feel the load coming off my back. I relax, enjoy what I am creating and then either use my creation to wear or hang on a pole (like curtains), or on a wall as a picture. I also used to draw and paint and just might that activity again at some point…
I know I need a break from writing on the Internet and I am going to try doing some rock painting. When I go walking I enjoy taking photos of nature.
I don’t know if my hobbies are creative because gardening is productive but not really creative.
Besides photography, I like knitting and sewing.
Photography is my favorite hobby, then bird watching I suppose.