Saturday, 30 April 2016

A-Z challenge Z

Z is for Zen
There have been numerous studies on knitting (and one can assume crochet or cross stitch might get the same results) and the health benefits of that. Mindfulness and Zen is all the rage at the moment in our busy life and crafting seems to be an outlet to lower ones shoulders and relax.

Although I think it might not be so beneficial if you have a deadline or get too frustrated with your project.  

If you would like to read some of the articles I found on the matter I will provide you with some links. 
The Washington Post
British Journal of Occupational Therapy
The New York Times
Lifehack 6 benefits of knitting

And remember, tomorrow is bunday, my giveaway and also I will talk about this months books so please check back, I hope you have enjoyed my A-Z challenge, I have, even if I did write most posts the same day and probably not got health benefits with me stressing about.

I think the meditation-like mode I fall into is very good for me because I am super good at stressing, but I also think one of the reasons I craft is the sense of accomplishment I get when I finishing something and it looks good and I mastered a new technique. And it gives me a creative outlet.  The finished project isn't bad to have either.

Why do you craft? And do you think it helps you to stress down? 
What is your favourite thing about your craft?

Hope to see you tomorrow, now I am off to another z, the zzz kind, good night.


abetterjulie said...

Congratulations on the end of the challenge! :)

Tami Von Zalez said...

When I work on any creative project, I lose track of time and get so involved it must be moments of Zen.

Vilje Vanilje said...

abetterjulie: Thank you, and congratulations to you too!

Tami Von Zalez: It must be, I frequently forget to eat or change position or even change channel and suddenly finding myself watching something I have no recollection of starting to see.

Roslyn Core said...

Yay for an OT link! (I'm an occupational therapist). Congrats on surviving the A-Z challenge :)