In normal times, it is not insignificant to know people in your entourage called "homebody". This desire to stay at home can have several reasons ranging from a simple desire to stay locked up to a real psychological disorder. Studies and phenomena have been perceived on this subject, thus putting words on behavioral disorders due to this constant confinement.
This is why in these very special times, we wish to highlight the consequences of this confinement on our well-being but also the solutions brought by the practice of beautiful creative activities , thus helping us to stay the course.
Staying at home doing nothing... What are the consequences?
Let's talk together about a phenomenon in its own right called "Hikikomori". This particularly harsh example in the notion of confinement and "I do nothing", was born in Japan and highlights certain individuals, and more particularly adolescents who lock themselves up for months and years without outside contact. apart from the internet. It is from these extreme cases that we have been able to observe and demonstrate the negative effects and risks of staying at home and doing nothing all day...
It would seem that staying at home would indeed have negative consequences on both our well-being and our psycho-physical aspect . According to a review in "Current Biology", this initially causes anxiety but also sleep disturbances .
But we're not there ! Because to overcome this and the current inability to go out as we would like, there are solutions . First, limit the use of social networks and the internet and go about more creative occupations alone or with others, if you live with family or friends... Because yes, we want to avoid meeting each other at all costs. in this situation. This is why we provide you with THE most effective solution: practicing creative activities !
How creative activities boost our self-esteem and well-being?
Sociologist Ronan Chastellier said "Designing objects is good for morale". And he's right !
Engaging in creative activities is above all very rewarding . It is good for your self- esteem and the realization of objects or products is comforting. To create with your own hands is to feel in control of your actions and happy at the idea of having done it yourself. This is why the activities of Do It Yourself are the best that are within the framework of this confinement. Fill up on creativity and let your ideas bubble up . Do things that make sense to you and that you may have left out: paint, cook, craft ... Have fun!
DIY activities, how are they good for morale?
Two-thirds of French people have started DIY and 93% say that " it's fun and boosts morale ", according to a study Opinion way.
When we talk about Do It Yourself activity, we obviously include homemade cosmetics but not only. These activities include jewelry making, sewing, DIY ... These creative hobbies have only benefits . Indeed, by realizing them we gain in confidence and a certain serenity rises in us. It helps us to empty our mind, evacuate bad thoughts, breathe for a moment ... Thus considerably reducing our stress , which is sometimes well rooted in us. These activities help us release tension.
In view of all the information we absorb on a daily basis, it is good to cut and say "stop!". Unconsciously we continue to cogitate. It has been proven that when doing crafts we focus on our creation and pause with the influx of negative thoughts and information. Time stops for a moment and our thought is only in the realization . We are focused on something else, and that reduces the tension of everyday life. So it's very liberating !
Through this type of activity, we can fully express our personality and our feelings . We are ourselves and our creations are the result. Sometimes our best communication is not that which we express by words but by our gestures. That's why drawing and writing are also our best ways to communicate what we feel.
The art therapist Marie-Laure Dubois confirms these words to us and shares with her Internet users that creative hobbies help us to "remove our stress, it is also to give it a positive outcome in the realization of an object that we like. We can then consider what weighed us down in another way and overcome it".
Doing it yourself, taking an interest, trying out new practices also means developing your skills and knowledge.
If we lack self-confidence and if we have the impression of feeling useless during this period, well we can find a use for our creations.
To create oneself is also to rediscover the meaning of the objects and things that one possesses. It is not only the fact of having purchased this product or, in the case of cosmetics, having in one's possession a cream with which one is satisfied. It is being able to affirm that it is we who made it, to be proud of it and to claim it . This gives meaning to its consumption and can even call into question our mode of consumption. Sometimes this creation does not require investing in equipment, one can find to be creative through a whole bunch of everyday objects and recovery. If you lack inspiration, draw this one from Youtube and Pinterest tutorials. Many magazines are also available and will guide you step by step!
A little creative and spring idea!
March 21 marked the beginning of spring! So to give balm to the heart and if you are lucky enough to have a garden, here is a little creative leisure tip that is good for morale!
Make daisy oil!
Pick some of its flowers, then macerate them in the vegetable oil of your choice for four weeks . We particularly recommend the'Sesame oil which is perfect for this maceration. In four weeks, follow the evolution of the production of your oil.
This oil is known for its firming and anti-wrinkle properties. You can use it around the eyes but also as a care for your chest .
If you make this oil with daisies or other flowers, don't hesitate to share your creations with us!