Can sewing play a role in improving our mental health? And if so, what are the key factors in sewing that can help us feel better?
And can sewing even be used as a preventive measure when it comes to mental health issues? In this video, I talk about my own mental health and struggles, and how I use sewing as one way of lessening the burdens of life.
I also think that hobbies as a part of an overall mental health program is really undervalued, and I still hear some stigma around spending time on “frivolous” activities. So I think it’s time to reframe that guilt, and instead see it as an investment in our well being!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic and if you too has found sewing and other creative pursuits being helpful when it comes to mental health.