Morgan Metraw

Did you know that crafting has been known to have similar effects to medication and that it is a natural anti-depressant? Crafting is popular among men and women and is evident everywhere—whether we realize it or not. I like to think that crafting can be merely anything that requires repetitive motions without multitasking. Multitasking is such a big part of our workdays. It’s exhausting doing 12 things at once—which also makes crafting that much more appealing! Could crafting even help protect against aging? Much like reading or other leisure activities, crafting tends to require only one thing at a time, which triggers a different part of the brain. Although I’m on the account team at Frederick Swanston, I enjoy being creative—this is how I solve many work problems that arise throughout the day. In many different forms, crafting should play a role in each of our lives every day. Take the time to sit back and focus only on the clicking of knitting needles or swipes of a paintbrush—it’s truly therapeutic!