I learned that today is referred to as Blue Monday and it is the most depressing day of the year. The reason why more people tend to feel blue and depressed on this day is three-fold. First, for many people it is the first day back to work after a long Christmas break. Second, the stress and anxiety of paying for Christmas gifts begins to mount as the bills start rolling in. And third, those holiday resolutions are already starting to wane and people realize that yet again they won’t keep their resolutions.
So what can one do to help fight off the winter blues and regain some happiness? Try a little crafting. I think if you ask crafters what they enjoy most about their preferred craft, the relaxing nature of crafts would be at the top of the list. It’s one of the reasons why I love knitting so much. I get into a rythm as I knit and it really does allow me to lose track of time and my problems. The calming and stress-relieving nature of crafts has gotten me through tough times. So if you’re feeling a little out of sorts, pick up those knitting needles, crochet hook, glue gun, paint brush, sewing machine, or whatever tool you need. Dive into a new project and see how quickly your spirits will soar.
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