I follow the Veggies, Yarns & Tails blog where I found this post and just had to blog about it.
It’s true! I definitely need knitting and crochet to help me with anxiety and stress. If I don’t get some crafting into my day, I can tell a difference in my mood.
I read an article last year that talked about the brain and how it’s unable to focus on worry or stress when you’re involved in repetitive motions, like with knitting or crochet. Your blood pressure decreases and your breathing has a regular pattern about it (which helps with anxiety).
For me, not only is the act of knitting and crocheting fun and satisfying, but I also enjoy making items for others. The benefit of having something tangible that someone can use, and making them happy too, releases dopamine. Everyone feels good!
I came across a very interesting article today, at the Tree Hugger site re: the many benefits of knitting.
Not only is it great for stress relief which I did know about, it actually helps in a lot of other ways, to keep us healthy.
**Click to read the post here.**
So, the next time you are trying to justify another trip to your LYS or an online yarn splurge, remember it’s not just fun, it’s so good for your health too.
That’s certainly enough of a reason for me! 😉