We all know about the cost-saving and financial benefits of DIY. But it’s positive impact goes beyond that.
Involving yourself in a DIY project means you will have to ‘think’ and ‘plan’ and ‘rethink’. These steps have a powerful impact on your brain health.
And a lot of scientific studies have proven that taking care of your mind has tremendous health benefits.
It can help improve your confidence, self-respect, self-esteem and focus. Also, when you get into the habit of completing goals and connecting with other people when you start ‘doing things yourself’, it helps to reduce risks for heart disease, high blood pressure, and other stress-related issues.
So, overall a DIY lifestyle can actually improve your health.
Whether you’re a DIY person or not, I’m sure at some stage or the other, you’d have considered making a minor repair or undertaking a small construction project to save the cost of hiring a professional.
You may not officially be a DIYer, but you already do things in your life and at home that can be counted as a Do-It-Yourself activity.
While you may argue and it may seem a little counter-intuitive to think of DIY as stress reducing, trust me it has that added benefit.
Sometimes in the middle of a DIY project, people might find themselves cursing about a part or stressing about something that’s not working out well. Also, depending on the project people may actually experience small injuries like scratches, bruises or cuts. But, if you successfully complete a DIY project, you experience a sense of fulfilment and pride that contributes to stress reduction.
Now, neuroscience tells us that this sense of accomplishment creates physical changes in the body. It helps release endorphins that increase your happiness levels.
Having able to resolve little challenges that are part of any DIY project helps your brain to create new pathways of learning and boosts your confidence to take on any challenge in other areas of life.
As you think of it and realise these benefits, I’m sure you’ve already started to plan your next DIY project that you want to accomplish this weekend!