Getting into a making project creates an almost meditative sense of immersion and encourages general wellbeing. This immersion has been proven to help stave off dangerous addictions and increase serotonin levels. The practice quite literally lifts your mood, much like exercise or eating a bar of chocolate. Craft also plays an important role in communities and gives people the opportunity to bond and form relationships.
Despite advancements in technology and the ever-increasing pace of modern life, there is still plenty of space for crafting in our lives. In fact, with the ever-growing number of things that we have to worry about — money, social media, climate change, politics, to name but a few — the role of crafting and the benefits it offers are crucial now more than ever.
Three in four people in the UK believe crafting can have a positive impact on your wellbeing, with a quarter of crafters saying it had helped them deal with a mental health issue such as depression or anxiety.
With the undeniable link between health and making, you may be wondering how you can pass this benefit on to your team or staff.
Contact us to find out more about how we can bring the well-doing revolution into your business.
"Everyone appreciates learning a new skill and the (Yodomo) activity we chose provided a great way to engage the group, give them a joint focus and create an environment where team building naturally happens rather than being forced. The team learned something new they could take away as individuals but with a shared sense of achievement.”