Knitting does have a very Calming Effect.
This is a good article on how knitting makes us feel. I know when the tension is high, knitting seems to make parts of the world go away.
In this day and age, it can be hard to find something to do while our attention is half given to our precious screens, be they big or tiny. That’s probably why knitting is becoming more and more popular. It’s the thing to do while you’re already doing something, and it can actually have mental health benefits.
But for the many knitters out there, it has been shown to increase calm and reduce negative thoughts. Knitters are more prepared for stressor’s when they come along. Even Russell Crowe uses it as an anger management technique.
Tasks that take a certain amount of brain energy can be somewhat meditative. Even washing the dishes can feel that way.
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