When people think of knitting, they might be drawn to the design and the creative aspects of it, but what they may not know about is the health benefits that knitting can also provide.
Concentrating on this timeless craft can help you in so many ways after a long day of work or when you need to wind down and relax. Let's take a deeper look at why knitting is so enjoyable and how it can help you live a healthy lifestyle.
Stress-Free and Filled with Glee
When you ask someone if they've ever knit before, they may look at you like you're crazy or wonder why anyone would knit. In this fast-paced, industrial world we live in, everyone is too wrapped up in their own life and has no time to do such a meaningless hobby like knitting right?
Here at Third Piece, we're aiming to change that mindset. Knitting is an incredible hobby to have not only for its creative aspects, but also for its mind and wellness health benefits.
Learning to knit is the first step in the right direction, sign up for a Learn to Knit Class at Third Piece below!
Concentrate on Knitting, Worry Less About Meaningless Stress
With technology surrounding us, it can get hard to not be involved in something all the time. It's too easy to not drop everything when someone calls you or texts your phone, and it leads to stress over time whether you know it or not. Which is why we always try to set aside our phone for at least an hour or two per day and knit. Leaving this technology behind, taking deep breaths, and worrying only about the knitting project you are working on has proven to lower blood pressure and lower your heart rate!
Find out more on the mental health benefits of knitting as seen on the Today Show with Sophie Thimmonier!
Be Mindful, Be Present
Now that you can take your mind off of other unnecessary stressors, you are able to be more mindful. This brings all of your energy and focus to one point which helps to calm your mind and once you get into a rhythm, the repetitive motion will induce a relaxing state.
Stay Focused and Keep Your Mind on What Matters
At Third Piece, we always aim to stay focused on our projects and not on the external obstructions that we can't change. With knitting, you are in control. You have the ability to create anything you put your mind to.
We hope that once you learn to knit you stay focused and you always remember why you started in the first place!