Saturday, 16 June 2012

Making Time to Relax

Knitting is seen as something 'only old people do' or possibly a pastime for people who have nothing better to do.

I heard a comment by a radio announcer recently to the effect of 'whose got time to knit?'  I think it would be better to ask "Who makes time to knit" or you could read 'relax' in place of knit there.

We are living in a fast paced world which requires us to move, think and act quickly, to react rather than respond, and while I have no issue with moving forward or living full lives, we all need to take the time to slow down, time to stop and smell the roses.

Maybe for you it is not knitting but reading, sleeping, painting, gardening or some other hobby that relaxes you, helps you to slow down and re-centre yourself.  Whatever it is it should be regarded as an important part of your life, because without these things in our lives our health, work and relationships would all suffer.
A Sweater my mother-in-law knitted for my husband many many years ago that he still has today

"Knitting is the new yoga" - a favourite saying of mine lately and to those who participate in this hobby I'm sure you will agree that knitting is a relaxing way of unwinding from the stresses in life.  There is something very soothing about taking two sticks and some string and creating something beautiful and useful from these raw materials.

Spinners will tell you the same thing.  Spinning has a mystical quality about it that lures a savaged soul into a place of peace and tranquility.  It is almost hypnotic in its simplicity.

Take some time out to do something you love this weekend, something that will give you a few moments of relaxation and bringing you back to yourself.


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