The other day I was feeling anxious and stressed. My temper was short and I found myself snapping unnecessarily at my kids. It was raining and, although I knew I needed a good walk to shake the bad mood, I couldn’t face putting on my coat and braving the cold. So, instead, I nestled into a comfy spot in front of the fire and took up my knitting needles. After a few minutes of knitting, I felt my stress melt away and a calm and peacefulness descend upon my spirits. Aaaaah! Handwork can be so therapeutic.
Here is a short video on the spiritual benefits of handwork by the beautiful Renate Hiller. I bet you’ll be looking for your knitting needles after watching this.
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