Nothing is more fulfilling than creating something with your hands. Activities like knitting, woodwork or painting are great ways to get yourself out of your head.
Because of the focus and concentration these activities require, it takes your mind of other thoughts and worries and it taps in on your creative side. It has the ability to make you forget about time and your surroundings. There’s no greater sense of pleasure than finishing a project that’s a result of your creativity and skill. It’s working with natural materials, the quietness and the accomplishment that make arts & crafts activities very hygge on its own. On the other hand, they can add even more hygge to an already hygge setting: sitting by the fireplace, with a cup of tea, enjoying a bit of music or fine company.
Get a hobby that involves using your hands and your creativity. There are so many activities to choose from: knitting, sewing, woodworking, coloring, arranging flowers, crocheting, writing, crafting, pottery, painting, sculpting, quilting, etc. There’s bound to be something you like! And if you don’t know how to do it: take up a class, watch a tutorial or start a group.
Make a homemade gift for someone. It’s a great way to show your appreciation and love, as a homemade gift requires time and effort and might be just the perfect tailor made treasure. You can also get creative with a gift that’s usually not considered very creative, like money. This way you’ll allow someone to save for something they really love ánd make it fun to give and get.
Use arts & crafts as an exercise in mindfulness. Mindfulness and art making both use the right side of your brain. This is the side where all your creativity, intuition, visualization and emotion houses. Using this side of our brain gives you the ability to create and to be experiential. Immerse yourself in a creative project, and you’ll easily lose track of time.