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10 Craft Kits for Adults That Will Help Beat the Winter Blues

If the darker, colder months leave you drained, you’re not alone — approximately 15 per cent of Canadians will experience at least a mild case of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in their lifetime, according to the Canadian Psychological Association. And although experts still debate on the true cause of SAD, the type of depression related to the changing seasons, most agree its a combination of lack of natural daylight and less time spent outdoors. When the weather is against us for the latter, we often turn to screens and social media for entertainment, which has been proven to increase levels of stress, anxiety and depression. Instead, we can reap the many health benefits of crafting if we choose to get creative with our own two hands via a DIY hobby kit.

If you think you’re not much of an artist, know that talent doesn’t impact the psychological benefits of creativity. According to a Journal of the American Art Therapy Association study, just 45 minutes of creativity can significantly reduce cortisol levels (markers for stress) and induce a positive mental state. Plus, your new crafting hobbies will inject the hygge decor touches your home craves this season.

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