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Creating With Your Hands May Offset Worries

By Tom Herrin

For just about everyone who goes to any kind of job every day, the constant demands of keeping up with information can seem like a beating.  When this is paired with going to and from work in traffic, it can leave people with a feeling that there is never any reprieve.  The stress itself can lead to more stress as it intensifies.  Finding something that can take those worries away could make life a lot easier.  An activity in which people are able to determine their own course of action is good for anybody.  Working with the hands to create can provide a great relief from stress as well as serve a few other purposes.

It Can Act Similar To Meditation

Many people use meditation as a form of getting away from everything and finding something peaceful and relaxing.  When people work with their hands, they may be able to become so involved in their work that they are able to shut off everything else from their minds.  As they work with their hands, their minds may intensely focus on the creation itself.  This can virtually lull the mind into a sense of separation from the environment around them.  It has the effect of reducing stress and improving relaxation.

The Nature of Creating May Help to Deter Aging

For those who may be concerned about things such as dementia, finding ways to protect the mind from this common and devastating problem is a high priority.  When people create with their hands, which is referred to as crafting, they are using several cognitive skills.  This challenges the brain much as exercise does the physical boy.  The activity can provide a boost to brain development.  Even better news is that it is believed that such activity can have lingering effects that may help the brain for several years after.

The Choices Are Wide Open

If you think you might consider taking up something in which you create with your hands, it is not as difficult as you may think.  There are plenty of places where you can get a good start or the necessary information.  Craft stores or fairs have an abundance of things to choose from.  All you need to do is find something and give it a try.  Once you get a feel for whatever you choose, motivation often comes quickly in the form of personal challenge.  It can be a great way to put some of your worries behind you.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tucson, Ariz.


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