Today’s generation is consumed by the overwhelming innovation of technology. It’s good to unplug once in a while, and go back to the basics. Ironically, DIY has become more popular because of the videos posted online. Many of us want to try doing things on our own – somehow, it feels refreshing and even reduces stress and anxiety.
Here are some reasons why DIY is a good thing for you, and me.
First things first, most people who work on their gardens or crafts tend to use this time to relax and unwind. By giving in to your hobbies and interests, you feel relaxed and less anxious about things. Your time spent doing something you like, be it gardening, or crafting, gives you a sense of satisfaction and even happiness.
Indeed, simple things bring so much pleasure. Just think of how good it feels to finish that DIY bookshelf you’ve been putting on hold for a while, or finally putting together DIY decors for your living room, or even creating that homemade scrub you have been dying to try.
Most DIY tutorials make use of stuff that you already have at home, which means you don’t necessarily have to splurge or spend too much for that make up organizer that you want to make. You can use what you already have, or what’s even better, you can upcycle your clothes and other stuff to make them look like brand new or just give them a fresh new look.
DIY encourages you to recycle and upcycle stuff, which eventually makes you appreciate the practical side of life. It’s a definite win-win if you ask me. It’s important to be practical nowadays, especially that our economy is not what it used to be. Saving extra bucks every now and then seems like a good idea.
New Ideas + Creativity
Giving yourself time to focus on something through a practical activity is a good exercise for the brain because it allows you to come up with new ideas, and bring out your creative streak. So, DIY activities and projects basically inspire you to become creative.