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Feeling Stressed and Anxious? Find Out How Diamond Painting Can Help

April 17, 2020 4 min read 7 Comments

Feeling Stressed and Anxious? Find Out How Diamond Painting Can Help

If you're feeling a little more stressed and anxious than normal lately, you're not alone. The worldwide pandemic has just about everyone feeling a little on edge. Many of us have had our regular routines interrupted. And, there are all kinds of things that are concerning us like finances, health, and loneliness.

It's easy to get caught up in worrying about all the unknowns. 😟 But doing that is bad for our mental health and that's where diamond painting can help.

Diamond Painting Rainbow Stroll Gif

Disclaimer: Before I jump into all the ways diamond painting is an anxiety-relieving activity, let me give a little disclaimer: No craft is a substitute for professional mental health services. If you're struggling with anxiety, don't be afraid to reach out to a licensed therapist for help. But, even if you're meeting with a therapist, diamond painting can be a great activity for you to engage in to help with anxiety.

Focus your attention on your diamond painting

Our minds are busy. And, we have a choice to either let our thoughts choose us or to choose what we're going to think about. When life is stressful, it's easy for your thoughts to be filled with all of the things that you are worried about. 🤔

That's why you need to actively choose what to focus your mind on. Working on a diamond painting project when you're feeling stressed does just that. Instead of being lost in your thoughts, you focus on your project.

You're focused on making sure you're using the right beads and that you're getting everything placed in exactly the right spot. While it may not seem like a LOT to think about, it's just enough to take your attention off your problems.

Have something to look forward to

Let's be honest, we're all looking forward to this pandemic being over and life returning to "normal". But we aren't sure exactly when to expect that which can make it tricky to plan things for the next month or longer. 📅

Pouring Crystal Diamonds Into Tray

But having something to look forward to is great at helping to fight stress and anxiety. Diamond painting can help fill that void. You most likely aren't going to sit down and complete the entire project at once. The kits are projects you can work on overtime.

It's exciting as you see your picture start to come together. 🤩 And, working on it can become addicting. I find myself looking forward to completing the other household or work projects I have, so I can get back to my diamond painting kit.

You don't have to "figure it out"

It can be exhausting to have issues in life that you can't figure out. It's stressful as you try to run through the options to find an answer. And, that's what a lot of things feel like for us right now.

A diamond painting kit is a perfect project to work on because it's something to enjoy that you don't have to solve. You can work on it for any amount of time that you want. And, every time you walk away, you feel good that you made progress and accomplished something. ✅

It's the perfect way to give your brain a break.

Use up some of that nervous fidgeting

When I'm stressed or anxious, I tend to get fidgety. As my mind races, it makes my body want to move as well. And, if I just sit and worry, I can feel the tension building up in my body.

Diamond Painting In Progress - Butterflies At Midnight

Diamond painting helps me use some of this energy. Even though it's a simple movement that I can do from sitting in a chair, it's enough to give my body something productive to focus my nervous energy on.

And, there are a few ways that I can alter this to switch it up from time to time. Sometimes, I'll work on my kitchen island so I can stand as I work on a kit. Sometimes I put it at the dining room table where I can sit. And, if I want to get a little extra moving in, I keep my supply of beads 💎 away from where I'm working. Then, when I need to switch colors it forces me to get up and do a little moving as I walk to get my next batch of beads.

And, it's just fun!

When you struggle with anxiety, it's helpful to do activities you enjoy. Diamond painting is fun!! I love seeing the picture come together as I make progress. And, I love having something that I can sit and work on without having to overly think about it.

If you're feeling stressed and anxious in the midst of life right now, choose a kit that represents something you love or are passionate about and get to work. You'll feel a little stress melt away as your focus shifts and you'll end up with a beautiful piece of art for your wall. It's a win-win!! 😃


7 Responses

Debra Shaw
Debra Shaw

December 16, 2020

Do they make the jewels in different sizes. Was looking for older people. Bigger jewels

carol l martin
carol l martin

December 16, 2020

And this is my first time buying the kit does everything come with it

Cathy Perkins
Cathy Perkins

December 16, 2020

I love doing them, after a bad mood all Day, I am Disabled, so they help real quick.

Ken S.
Ken S.

December 16, 2020

…are there NO guys out there doing Diamond painting?? I’m retired and working very part time…but,keeping track of life in general can be hectic enough. I’ve been diamond painting for somewhere over a year now. Sometimes its a struggle/challenge to find a picture I really want to do. Especially finding one where the picture is not over exposed and ends up coming out over exposed to the point that all definition of the subject is a blur and no definition/clarity. I really like working with square cut diamonds but a well defined picture is usually formed with round diamonds in my experience. I feel cheated when I finish and the clarity of the subject is so blurred that it doesn’t look like the photo!! BUT, all that to say this…
It is where I go to relax and rest my mind from all the craziness of the day…to leave it all behind. If you haven’t done the Noah’s Ark painting I would have trouble recommending it for the reason I just mentioned above. Have a great weekend, stay inside and stay safe!

anita fitzsimmons
anita fitzsimmons

April 18, 2020

Hi,being on Oxygen 24/7 and now this Virus is making my Stress level go through the Roof.We don’t have a store here in Moncton New Brunswick Canada.There are a few people that are selling them but are charging ridiculous prices any wheres from $30-$80 which i can not afford.I tried the coloring book but that just made me more stressed.I can’t afford a lot i am on a fixed income because i am on a total Disability because i am on a machine.One of my friends bought hers on line,hers is 2 Baby Angels and it is so Beautiful and so Soothing.She let me try putting the diamonds in the picture and it was exhilarating and So Relaxing.So could you please let me know the cost and shipping &handling .look forward to haring from you

Sophia Alcock
Sophia Alcock

April 18, 2020

I love diamond painting panic when I don’t have a project. Love you❤️❤️❤️

Melissa Quaigg
Melissa Quaigg

April 18, 2020

Love P.W.D & have been hooked since my first kit. Thanks for such an awesome product! I’ve gotten my kids & son-in-law to be hooked now as well. Keep up the great work u guys. The kits are such a great stress & anxiety reliever I just go into another world when I work on one…hahaha! Need more give aways & contest’s I never when tho…hahaha!
Warmest Regards,
Melissa Q.

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