15 DIYs That Are Mentally Soothing

Coffee mug next to yarn and knitting project

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During distressing times, it can be challenging to restrain worry and rumination. When our problems seem out of our control, sometimes it's helpful to step away and task ourselves with something distracting. So what's one to do? Many crafters agree that DIY projects are mentally soothing for one reason or another.

Remember, any craft or hobby that you enjoy can provide stress relief. However, if you draw a blank, take a deep breath, and follow along with our favorite calming crafts. If a project speaks to you, tackle it mindfully. Hopefully, you'll feel some relief during the project and after you've made something beautiful.