Crocheting The Stress Away… What crocheting has done for me and my physical and mental health (Part 1)

Hello All,

It’s been a while since I last posted here on my blog. As you have read the title, this will be 1 of 3 blog posts. In this first post I will be discussing how crocheting has helped me with the stress of everyday life.

So here we go…

My journey into crocheting may have started off as me rebelling against paying for overpriced decorative scarves, but it ended up turning into my form of therapy and somehow helped me become a little less introverted. The crochet community is beyond what I ever thought it would be and that also helps with the day to day stresses of life.

For me, when I crochet something it helps me compartmentalize my thoughts and evaluate my day. I can come home from a stressful day at work and completely lose myself in what I’m making. It also works for when home life gets stressful as well because being an adult in today’s society isn’t easy. From worrying about how bills are going to be paid, remembering to make time for family and friends, and most importantly yourself. Crocheting helps me with all of those things.

I have had people ask me why do I crochet because I’m not an old lady and I just stare at them. No, I’m not an old lady and even if I were that’s a very offensive statement to make ( at least I think so). I tell them that I do it because I love it and it’s a skill set that I’ll have for the rest of my life. It calms me to know that something that I’ve made will be cherished by someone I don’t know and even my loved ones.

Just sitting at my desk at work or at home and pulling out my hook and yarn just helps me keep calm. I also throw on my favorite music or binge watch Netflix and just go to town. My bedroom (which I’m still not done decorating since i moved into in November) is also one of my favorite places to crochet to relax and release from the day.

I don’t want to make this blog post super long so I’ll end it here. I love my craft and I love that I not only make beautiful things but I also get the mental clarity I need for when I’m feeling stressed and overwhelmed with life in general.

So I’ll talk to you all in my next post…



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