Natural Ways To Relax: How Crafting Can Reduce Stress And Put Your Mind At Ease (PHOTOS)

10/29/2012 03:57 pm ET | Updated Oct 30, 2012

With so many stresses in our day-to-day, it's important to find time to enjoy a hobby that relaxes you. Some people build models, read or exercise. For us, we find solemn when crafting.

Now, we know what you're thinking: hot glue guns, feathers, tiny beads -- that sounds more like a big mess rather than a zen experience. But arts and crafts is becoming more and more popular as a form of therapeutic healing, especially for children and seniors. And studies have shown that crafting can enhance relaxation.

So, if you're looking for a natural way to de-stress and have fun, pick up a sewing kit or paint brush and get lost in the world of creativity.

Click through our slideshow to see how crafting can boost your mood.

Crafting Techniques

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