4 Reasons Why DIY Is Good for You
Embrace the beauty of DIY!
DIY is more or less a recent practice simply because, in the past, people were actually forced by circumstances to make things themselves. As technology gets better and more pervasive ,there is a resurgence of people wanting to do and make for themselves. DIY is not only fun, it is good practice to actively incorporate it into our lives. At the very least, making sure we keep up with a variety of skills will ensure robots don't takeover the world. Still not sure about getting those creative juices flowing? Here are 4 reasons why DIY is good for you!
1. It gives you confidence.
Learning a new skill increases your self-reliance. It fills you with all sorts of good feelings to see something or gift something that you have put your hands on. Not to mention, it feels good to have money in your pocket that you would have used to pay someone else to make it, fix it or create it for you. Not to mention, certain DIY skills (the ones that don't involve glitter or stencils) will help you handle things better when something goes wrong around the house. Teaching your kids some of your tricks could also help them feel more independent.
2. It makes you more creative.
DIY activities are great for our brain because it stimulates it and helps it come up with fresh ideas faster. When you focus on an activity you enjoy, you forget about all your problems and this will make you less stressed. Even if you have a DIY fail...because let's face it, those happen too, there is a certain pride you can take in having had the confidence to try. Plus, you will have the chance to apply creative problem solving skills. So how do I remove glitter from my popcorn ceiling...
3. It gives you a chance to work with friends.
Whether you are doing DIY for a wedding, a party or even home maintanence, it provides an excuse to phone a friend. Maybe they have experience they can teach, or maybe you just want company while you glue moss to poster board.... Time spent gluing, sawing, cutting & pinning is also spent laughing, talking and bonding (pun intended). Not to mention, whenever you look at that freshly stenciled wall or beautifully crafted plant stand, you'll remember with gratitude the people that helped make it possible.
4. It encourages you to take a break from technology.
As long as you aren't using a YouTube tutorial ;) DIY gives you a chance to 'unplug'. We spend so very much time on our phones, tablets, laptops and screens. All this time on technology is linked to memory loss, sleep disturbance & even an increase in mental health issues! Spending a few hours without that glow reflecting back at us can feel downright refreshing.
So pull the plug and embrace DIY now! Need ideas for your next project? Come check us out on Pinterest here.