The repetitive motion of knitting has a calming influence on our nervous system and can help settle anxiety. Our general sense of well being can improve when we do crafts like knitting and/or crocheting.
Doing something creative may slow down aging.
A study published in The British Journal of Occupational Therapy involving 3500 people showed that people with depression felt happier after knitting.
Seeing the results of our effort and getting people’s appreciation for our creations.
Knowing that our time was spend to contribute to someone else’s well being, like those who knit for Operation Cover up(OCU), produces a good feeling
If it makes you feel good it contributes to producing dopamine.
Read more at This is your Brain on Knitting
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