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Benefits Of Sewing To Your Mental Health

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Sewing brings forth several benefits not only to the operator but the general population using the sewed products like blankets, sweaters, trench-coats, et cetera. However, the mental health benefit, which ranges from emotional to psychological, has been the most important benefits offered by sewing to the operators.

Sewinglist.com created a beautiful infographics about health benefits of sewing.

Sewing is beneficial to your mental health in the following ways

Sewing lowers cognitive disorders: Neuropsychiatry journal outline that sewing has the potential of decreasing the risk of cognitive disorders by a whopping fifty percent.

It lowers the risk of depression: Sewing keeps you more invested in the sewing process which helps distract your attention from stress-related problems like financial problems. Sewing also stimulates the release of pleasure related hormone dopamine which counteracts your stress hormone.

Sewing is more like meditation: The brain is made in a way that it can only process a lot of information at one particular time. When you are sewing, you tend to lose much focus on the negative things that you may have encountered as your focus will be on the thing you are creating. This makes it feel like time ceases to exist. Also, less attention will be devoted to monitoring your body changes in times of stress. Hence you feel exactly like someone who is meditating.

Sewing improves the quality of your life: Sewing keeps you relax by removing you from stressful situations. It also brings loved ones together which is very important for your mental health.

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