Crocheting and knitting has been proved as a great way to reduce stress and anxiety and improve mood. Your challenge is to pick up some needles and learn to knit or crochet.
In 2014 the Craft Yarn Council surveyed more than 3,100 crocheters and knitters and found that top benefits from the hobbies include:
- Feeling of accomplishment (93%)
- Reduced Stress (85%)
- Improved Mood (68%)
- Sense of confidence (56%)
90% of knitters and crocheters responded that the craft improves their mood and helps them to relax. For 81% it decreases stress and for 57% it decreases anxiety.
- The Health Benefits of Knitting (New York Times)
- Health Benefits of Crocheting and Knitting (Red Heart)