50 Ways to Stay Well #5- Crocheting/Knitting

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.



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  • Catherine February 12, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I love crocheting, it really is relaxing.

    • Rachel February 13, 2017 at 6:39 am

      I think it would be good for me on the nights we’re just watching TV and I keep reaching for my phone for something to do. This would be way more productive.

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