It’s official: I MUST knit daily

Craft | Thursday July 23 2009 | 11:44 pm | Comments (2) | Tags: , |

A few weeks ago, in the midst of a period of anxiety and depression, I started knitting again (see socks in previous entries)!  Having not done so for a while I found it quite a relief and it was that week I felt I turned a corner in how i was feeling.  I’ve read many times that knitting, and other crafts, are well known to be a relief from mental health problems and maybe it was working for me too.

Since then I have started a series of 6 sessions of counselling and in the first yesterday we spoke about the little things that I like to do that I could achieve on a day to day basis to start working back towards what is ‘normal’ for me, particularly the things which I have not felt up to doing recently.  Of course knitting came up and had to be on the list.  I do find it rather strange to have an action plan / workbook which includes knitting, walking and keeping in touch with friends, but I guess it’s all steps along a path. 

So if my action plan says I should knit daily, then knit I will!

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  • jane wright

    Have just started some counselling so maybe need to knit or probs crochet too xx

  • Magpie

    Sounds like an excellent action plan to me. xx