we all have been exposed to different stages of depression, and know it is hard to overcome it unless you have something or someone help you through it. Handicrafts with all its types could be your way out of depression.
What is a handicraft?
A handicraft is a handmade object or by using simple tools. It includes many different things using paper, rigid materials, plant fibers, textiles or moldable materials.
Handicrafts usually serve and meet with the people’s needs in a certain area, for instance, the Egyptian people in Sinai usually make handmade clothes and Shawls beautifully decorated by hand and other artistic things that reflect their habits.
In simple areas of the country, you will find the Egyptian women don’t use a vacuum cleaner but a broom made by their hand from the dry plants’ branches.
Old is gold, people back then didn’t need to buy many things because they were productive. That is why “we are proud to show our ancestors productivity” in our museums.
Now, we all depend on technology and look what we get, “depressed people” instead of happy ones.
People with handicraft, I see them very rich. They can make money out of simple materials. I encourage each one who has a hobby to develop it.
How will handicraft take out of depression?
Depression is not a defect in your personality or mentality, it reflects how much you think in everything in your life deeply, it shows that you seek contentment in your life but don’t know how.
Productivity and creation can be your way to contentment, the feeling that your existence has a meaning. You were not created by the Lord vainly! We have been created to Worship The lord and inhibit the Earth, to produce not to set useless.
So, finding a craft or a hobby to indulge in will save you, will give you a good feeling about yourself. I myself was saved once from depression by Crochet. I find it my sanctuary, my savior, my companion.
Like many people, I found myself in crochet. Search the web for success stories of people and search for survivors of depression too. You will be amazed!
Types of Handicrafts
They are numerous types of Handicrafts, we will mention some like pottery, crochet, weaving, basket weaving, tatting, Macramé, tapestry, mosaic, collage, calligraphy, carving on wood, felting, patchwork, lapidary.
Many handicrafters use natural, even entirely indigenous, materials while others may prefer modern, non-traditional materials, and even upcycle industrial materials.
Are you Still setting! Go search in YOURSELF for productivity!