Sometimes I simply want to sit and knit. When I have too much to do at work, I’ll spend five minutes, and knit a couple of rows and my workday stress’ disappear. But sshhh…don’t tell my co-workers.
Knitting’s benefits have been all over the news this past year. It turns out the rhythmic, repetitive motion has the same benefits to your mind and body as one meditation session. In 2012 Jill Riley, Betsan Corkhill and Clare Morris conducted an experiment. They created an online survey and sent it out to 3,545 knitters worldwide. They wanted to identify the benefits of knitting for individuals’ personal and social wellbeing as a prerequisite to investigating its therapeutic use. (http://bit.ly/2gaGjSA)
The result, knitting has therapeutic potential, as well as significant psychological and social benefit which can contribute to one’s well-being and quality of life.
So see, I’m not just putting off that report I need to write, I’m relaxing my mind, preparing it for the hour long session of report writing!