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3 Crafts That Will Keep Your Mind Occupied


By Linda Mills

There are a few crafts that are going to help to keep your mind occupied. In this piece we will go over a few of the crafts that will help you get your mind off things that are bothering you. In addition to this list we know there are many more that could be listed as well.


The first craft is to do something that is repetitive. This is one of the best ways that you will be able to distract yourself from any of the anxiety that you are feeling along with the triggers that will give you anxiety. A lot of times, when you have anxiety, it will fill up your mind with all of the different possibilities that can be very terrifying. You also have memories that can be very painful and you will have a hard time knowing what to do with yourself.

Therefore, it might be a good idea to do something like coloring or knitting with fleece fabric since they are so repetitive. It is the actions that you are going to be doing by the strokes of the crayons or the movement of the yarn that will help with your anxiety. This means that you will have a very calming feeling when you are done with your craft. It will require you to have a little bit of concentration but you will not need a lot of brain work in order to do these crafts.


The second craft is to figure out if you are any good at painting. But you really don’t have to be good at it in order to enjoy doing it. Plus you will not need a lot of tools in order to do the painting. You will only need the paper, crayons, pencil, or whatever you choose to draw or paint on the paper with. It is a great way that you will be able to express some of the feelings that you have going on inside of your head even if you can't express them to other people about what you are feeling.

The paintings can be in the form of many things like shapes, stains, or lines. It is going to depend on what your painting skill level is. The best thing is that you just need to let everything just flow without even thinking about if the colors are going to match or if the lines on the pages are perfect. The best thing is to just draw the shapes that might be going on inside of your head. You would be surprised how the drawing is going to help you through the crisis. This will be especially true if you are able to mix it with some deep breaths. This is because it is going to help you to relax.


The third craft is to take up gardening. You will be able to establish a good relationship with nature when you are able to plant some seeds and take care of the plants and flowers that you have planted inside of the garden. This is because of the concentration that it is going to take in order to keep the garden growing like you want it to. If you have a lot of mind, being out in nature is going to cause you to forget some of the things that you might have on your mind since you mind will be occupied by the things that are going on in the garden.

Plus when you are planting the seeds and the flowers, then you are going to be moving around in nature. This is good for your body and soul no matter what is going on in your life. More than likely, when you are planting the garden, you are going to be doing it alone so you are not going to be interrupted in the things that you want to think about. Basically, this is going to be time that you will have in nature and all of the thoughts that you have. These are just some of the crafts that you can do to keep your mind occupied when it wonders.

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