Practicing simple creative acts on a regular basis can give you a psychological boost and allow you to de-stress. The COVID-19 quarantine has led to several interesting opportunities to learn various arts such as drawing and painting. At a time when a lot of people are worried about the future, it’s important to find a way to alleviate those worries, which can have positive effects on both mental and physical health. These at- home art activities help establish a positive well-being, and you may need it now more than ever:
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If you like puzzles, you’ll like this crafty at-home project that’s impossible to finish in just one setting. The revival of knitting is here, that’s for sure. And if you don’t know what macramé is—imagine knitting a dreamcatcher that can hold plants or act as wall décor. This activity is extremely relaxing and satisfying when looking to kill some time. Plus, upgrading your wall décor is fun.
Design your own tabletop zen garden
Can’t enjoy Minneapolis beaches this summer? Bring the shore to your home by creating your very own zen garden. This involves creating a small, stylized landscape composed of rocks, sand and foliage. This garden must be maintained; that’s the relaxing part of this whole thing. It’s believed that raking the sand of these desk zen gardens and creating swirling patterns help calm your mind. Miniature desktop zen gardens bring calmness and mindfulness to your home.
LEGOs or LESGO?
Every parent eventually realizes how expensive LEGO’s are. That’s why they seem nearly impossible to get rid of even after all these years. LEGO has released a new collection designed entirely with adults in mind intended to help grown-ups relax during this time. The LEGO FORMA can be taken apart and rebuilt over and over again. The skins come in various shapes and colors, including one that invites users to color in themselves, helping to further extend the creative experience.
Taking up a new and unique craft is often fun and offers plenty of benefits for the mind. These activities are helping people cope through quarantine by exploring creative ideas that also provide therapy.