Posted on September 9, 2020

How Papercrafting is Saving My Sanity During This Period of Social Isolation


Hey Stampers! You are not alone if you have been feeling isolated during this pandemic. My friends and I have found papercrafting to be our saving grace during this time of “unknowns” and questions.

When will there be a vaccine? Will I or someone I love end up in the hospital with Covid? Do others feel this way?

Honestly, just about everyone with whom I chat these days has anxious, fearful thoughts and probably asks themselves these questions.

I have good news to share! Papercrafting can save your sanity and help alleviate your fearful moments. How?

Clinical neuropsychologist Katie Levisay in Colorado has explained that crafting can help as it requires sustained concentration. We are usually totally focused on the project of the moment. I know when I'm stamping or doing some other type of papercrafting, I completely lose track of time and my awareness of what's going on around me diminishes. (I forget I have a husband who wants to eat)!

When we create something for ourselves or others we usually feel satisfied and it is a rewarding experience. These feelings actually release dopamine and endorphins in the brain giving us a feeling of well-being. Sharing our creations with others also makes us feel connected and a part of something greater.

If you're looking for new project ideas and maybe some video tutorials, I invite you to check out a few of my social sites. Just click on one of the buttons at the very top of this post.

Remember, you're not alone, so if you need a “crafting buddy” please reach out to me and let's start chatting! If you know someone who is a papercrafter or maybe needs an outlet to save their sanity, feel free to forward this post to them!

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