Happiness Happens months August 05, 2018 08:31
Sometimes it’s good to take a moment to remind yourself of all the things that make you happiest - plus who doesn’t love a good list?!
We've made a list of some of the things that make us happiest! What makes you happy? Try our free printable Happiness List for yourself so you can make your own version too. We recommend sticking it somewhere you can see it every day, and if you’re feeling in need of a boost try doing something off of your list.
There is actually quite a lot of scientific evidence to support the idea that crafting does in fact make you happier, as well as reducing anxiety and stress. When you get absorbed in a craft your mind goes into an almost meditative state, which in turn helps improve your mental wellbeing. So there you go, it's as good as a mindfulness app and keeps you off your phone.
The social element of crafting is also excellent for boosting happiness. Not all of us like to craft in company, but it can be a lovely way to meet people you share an interest with.
Plus you get to make something you can use/wear/have in your home, which will then bring you happiness every time you see it. There’s nothing more satisfying than being able to reply ‘I made it’ when someone compliments something of yours. That first thing you made that you're super proud of can be a real milestone in your life, whether you're aged 4 or 84.
My newest thing is drop-spinning, and honestly a bit like catnip to me! The spin, pinch, draft, release rhythm is an additive and utterly absorbing thing! And I am so incredibly proud of my bit of spun yarn, even if it is only a few tens of metres...
So get some craft on your list and make August a really good one.