It’s 1:00 PM, the clock seems to stop, the caffeine from the morning has worn off, and you’re wondering how you’ll possibly make it four more hours. We’ve all been there!
Thankfully, your favorite at-home activity is here to the rescue! If you haven’t already tried bringing your needle felting project to the office, we highly recommend it! Grab your project, take it to the break room or a sunny bench outside, and get to work.
Here are just a few reasons why your felting project should become your newest work buddy…
1. It’s important to take a break!
Let’s face it, whether you love or hate your job, we aren’t meant to sit in an office for 8 hours, doing the same old routine. It’s important to take breaks — both mental and physical — throughout the day to keep your mind awake and your spirits high. While we all know how key it is to take breaks, we often either forget to take them or simply don’t know what we would do during them. Along with taking breaks to get up and move around, needle felting is a great way to escape mentally, even if just for a few minutes.
2. Needle felting can reduce stress
Stress is one of the leading causes of our health issues in our world. From migraines to serious health conditions like heart failure, unchecked stress can take a toll on your work and your life as a whole. By taking a moment out of your work routine to pick up your needle felting project, your mind will receive a much-needed break from the chaos of your work duties, allowing you to reduce stress and its negative impact on your body.
3. You’ll be able to invite your coworkers into your passion!
Are you struggling to develop relationships at work? What better way to connect with your coworkers than discovering or igniting a shared hobby? Time spent with others needle felting is an amazing way to deepen current relationships or make new friends. Whether your coworkers are new to needle felting or are seasoned felters, invite them to join you over lunch for a needle felting club!
4. Needle felting breaks will give you something to look forward to throughout your workday.
Struggling through that midday slump? Not feeling motivated to get your work done? What if you knew your favorite hobby was waiting for you at your next break! By creating rewards for yourself (like getting to work on your project) throughout your day, you’ll be more excited to go to work and your days will start to fly by.
5. Your needle felting projects will brighten up your office
Is your office a bit drab? Does your desk need a bit of sprucing up? Make your next at-work needle felting project something you’d be proud to display, like these adorable needle felted animals!
If you’re looking to make the most out of your lunch breaks, especially while you’re working from home, consider joining our Needle Felting Academy! This online membership program is full of resources, classes, and ways for you to connect with others over your favorite hobby!