At a time when we're immersed in the growing worlds of technology and all things virtual, it's rather refreshing, once in a while, to go back to basics.
ManoMano, online retailer of DIY and gardening products, say taking up DIY at home can actually relive stress in the workplace and reduce anxiety linked to the constant expectation to be connected to technology.
Here are 5 reasons why DIY is good for your wellbeing:
1. It encourages leaving technology alone for a period of time: We spend a substantial amount of time on phones, laptop, computers. Having to focus on a manual task means having to switch off from the madness of emails and social media for a while and take pleasure in the task ahead. Italian psychologist, Dr Migliaccio, calls this 'pulling the plug.' Why not try to pull the plug once a week in 2017 and see what difference it makes?
2. A manual DIY task that is completed gives enormous satisfaction, in a way that is unlike achieving a work task: Think of how good you felt when you finally got round to putting up that shelf, figuring out how to build that wardrobe or painting that wall that had been staring at you for months or pruning the garden… really good! The accomplishment factor is key.
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