Creativity can improve your wellbeing, helping you to feel good which in turn helps you be resilient to life's ups and downs, helping you function well. It doesn't take much either, even small improvements to your wellbeing helps you to flourish, as well as being beneficial for some mental health conditions.
Two of the Five Ways to Wellbeing are to Keep Learning and to Give - you can give your experience and knowledge to others, and they can learn from you; making you both feel good.
If crafting helps you feel good, if it helps you zone out and forget your troubles for a while, we would love to know about it so you can inspire others who might be feeling stressed, lonely, depressed - often seeing what others do in similar situations helps people to consider trying it themselves, see if it might work for them.
If you then use the fruits of your creative self-care to pay it forward and Give to others through volunteering your time or donating your handmade cards and crafts, we would love to know about that too.
Please share your story, and we will add it to our site as an example of how you can use your interest in art, creativity or crafting to improve your wellbeing.
We would love to hear about what you do, how you use your crafting for good.
Remember, this includes you too; share your story, does your crafting help with stress or a health issue for example (you can be anonymous, use initials etc) Help inspire others and promote the causes you care about.