We love making, and to make it even better, it also has lots of amazing effects on our mind and bodies! Here are the top 5 benefits of making, which you can enjoy and share with friends and family.
- Lowers Stress Levels
Making is known to reduce stress and anxiety, encouraging you to focus on the task at hand and in turn helping you to enter a meditative state. There’s nothing better than getting lost in the make and forgetting all about our daily struggles! We love the mental clarity we get when we enter our creative spaces, increasing our positive emotions for the rest of the day!
- Improves Confidence and Happiness
The sense of achievement you get after producing an amazing make to be proud of is the best self-esteem boost. Creative activities such as making actually increases dopamine levels, which is known as the feel-good hormone. This chemical communicates with the part of your brain that is associated with pleasure and reward, and so can reduce feelings of depression and increase confidence which naturally promotes happiness.
- Increases Brain Productivity
As well as the emotional benefits, making also enhances the brain’s productivity through the increase in dopamine. Your brain will be ready for learning due to the creation of new neurons which promote concentration and focus!
- Great Social Activity
One of the most special gifts making has to offer is the opportunity to make with others. If you are lucky enough to have friends who also love to make or whether you join a local group, making together is the perfect answer to increased social engagement. Why not hold your own making parties with like-minded people who all love making as much as you do!
- Improves Your Quality of Life
After experiencing all these benefits, it’s no surprise that arts and crafts has been found to improve your quality of life. This pleasurable and social activity has been scientifically proven to lower stress levels and allows people to express their feelings, both mentally and emotionally benefiting makers!
Making has so many benefits to enjoy, whether it’s your quiet retreat or an opportunity for socializing with friends. Explore the benefits throughout your making story.
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