Self-isolation has motivated people to pick up new hobbies in quarantine such as sewing. Retailers have reported a sudden boom in sewing machines, directly correlated with the CDC’s announcement that everyone needs to wear face masks. Other than a necessity, sewing has many benefits:
- Stress relief: sewing reduces stress and anxiety, promoting mindful thinking.
- Improved life satisfaction: crafting increases dopamine levels in the brain, leading to happiness.
- Improved hand-eye coordination: sewing requires both focus and attention to detail. A person’s motor skills will improve with activities that exercise the brain and attention to detail.