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Crochet For Your Sanity


Crochet is more than just a hobby - it can also be a powerful tool for improving mental health. The repetitive motion involved in crocheting has been shown to have a soothing effect on the mind, helping to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. This is definitely something I found true for myself. As a stay-at-home mum of two children with complex medical issues I have found myself beyond stressed on more than one occasion. My anxiety around their needs and the isolation and loneliness have, at times been more than a little challenging to cope with. On the days when I am completely overwhelmed and overstimulated, even just five minutes of crochet can help to calm my brain enough so that I can function again.


Discovering a love of crochet has been a beacon of light for me. I’ve been able to create beautiful toys for my children and others to enjoy while continuing to be a full-time mum. The sense of accomplishment that comes with completing a project also helps to boost my self-esteem and promote a sense of well-being. After so many years of working and contributing to the household financially, it was difficult for me to step back into a completely different role. Crochet has given me a sense that I am again contributing in more than one way and giving me a sense of accomplishment I felt I had lost. I am very aware of how important my job as mum is, but there are days where that knowledge gets lost among the chaos as it is much less tangible.


If you’re looking for a new way to improve your mental health, consider picking up a crochet hook and joining the growing community of crocheters who have discovered the benefits of this beautiful craft.

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