Crafting: Should you engage yourself to this hobby?

Crafting is a form of hobby that has already both been done for centuries now and is also beneficial. The world of crafting has a wide range of interests that one can choose – drawing, painting, weaving, and others. A potential crafter can choose from different genres, with which one can suit his or her interests and innate skills. Because of this, more and more people are now engaging themselves with crafting. Should you be one of them? Here are some reasons to give you the motivation and go signal to try out at least one crafting form.

  1. Crafting is good for the soul.

With crafting, a person can have a way to relieve stress and distract his or her mind from the pressure that can be experienced everyday. Take at least 30 minutes to an hour of crafting each day, and you’ll see the difference. It is also seen as a form of self-discovery because with crafting, you only work on with yourself. Through this, you can see more of your strengths and weaknesses, both physical and emotional, while on the process of finishing a craft.

  1. Crafting can boost happiness and help promote a good brain.

As crafting distracts you, it can let you enter a different world in which you can focus more without feeling pressured around you. The activity can also help your memory and brain to be sharpen because you will be complied to strategize and analyze instructions while doing a craft project. Crafting can also be a source of happiness because it gives you the opportunity to grow more with yourself and at the same time, join a community that has the same interest as you do. Lastly, crafting can also relieve negative feelings like anger and anxiety because it helps you focus on something that is rewarding when finished.

  1. Crafting helps to develop a person’s creativity.

Being a crafter does not limit to people who were naturally born artistic. Creativity can be developed also with the help of crafting because it exposes a person to the world of colors and patterns. After all, crafting is a process which needs for the steps to be learned in creating a crafting product. Being exposed to crafting will also make you accustomed with art, which in return can hone your skills better.

  1. Crafting can also help the environment.

Crafting can also promote the recycling culture since most of the things that are used in certain crafts are either found at home or reusable, especially when paper is involved. Crafting products can also be an alternative for items at home.

  1. Crafting can reduce costs.

Since crafting promotes recycling, costs will be reduced. If you are into thrifting, then crafting is perfect for you because most materials needed are cheap, but you can make it look and feel expensive with personalization and creativity.

Crafting is indeed helpful for us in many ways. Hopefully, these reasons will get you to reach out for materials and motivate you to start creating.

About the Author

AJ is a Journalism graduate, a Social Media Assistant for The Philippine Star, a freelance online writer, an aspiring artist, and a planner and journal junkie who dedicates her life and her passions to her Savior, Jesus Christ. For more information, please browse on her blog ( and Instagram account (

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