Do you love to build dollhouses? Do you spend hours putting together a glass chandelier for your tiny living room, or carefully gluing vintage wallpaper on to all of the walls of your miniature house? Do you love the thrill of ordering dollhouse furniture and unwrapping them from their packaging? Is your idea of the perfect Sunday afternoon spent adding special touches and details to your beautiful dollhouse?
If so, you are not alone. Building dollhouses is a popular hobby, and there are many people around the world who really enjoy it. It’s a very challenging and creative activity and it allows for total freedom of creative expression – anything is possible when creating a beautiful original home on a miniature scale. The only limit to what you can build is your imagination!
But building dollhouses as a hobby is not only fun, it’s also very good for you. Many studies have shown that creative hobbies help to reduce stress, improve mental health and benefit memory function. This means that making time for your hobby and to work on your dollhouse is an important part of your psychological and physiological well-being.
So what are some of the many positive benefits of pursuing dollhouse building as a hobby? There are too many to list in one article, but here are a few of the main perks:
Working on your dollhouse building hobby is a great source of stress relief. Studies have shown than engaging in creative projects helps to calm down your body and lower your blood pressure.
Challenging yourself with a new and complex dollhouse building project will help your brain to develop. Your mind will have to build new electrical connections between neurons, called synapses, which will improve your mental functioning.
Also, when you have a hobby or an interest of your own, it can give you more confidence in social situations because you have something to talk about. You can tell others about dollhouse building and why you love it. Perhaps, you might even get them interested as well!
Building dollhouses can also give you an opportunity for social interaction. You can join a group with others who enjoy the hobby or participate in online discussion groups. Social interaction is very healthy and improves your mental well-being.
The psychological gratification that you get when you complete a dollhouse building project and when you are happy with it is very valuable. It can give meaning to your life and make you feel very proud of what you have done, which will boost your confidence.
Having something productive to do in your down time means that you will not spend several hours every evening or weekend sitting on the sofa and vegetating to very bad television. It’s easy to turn off your brain and let the hours go by, but engaging in a creative hobby is so much more fun, energizing and rewarding.
Setting an Example
Also, if you have children, they will benefit from seeing their parent pursuing and always learning a creative activity. You will be setting a great example for them and encouraging them to use their minds and to always challenge themselves with new creative projects.
Escape From Work
If you have a stressful job, working on your dollhouse building hobby can give you a great outlet that will allow you to totally switch off your “work brain” and focus completely on something else.
You just might find that, after working on your dollhouse, you are energized and more productive in all other aspects of your daily life.
Building dollhouses can also help you to develop your problem solving skills. When you are faced with a problem, such as how to install the flower pots onto the windowsills or how to hook up the electricity, your brain must work over-time to figure out a solution. Problem solving skills are very valuable in many other areas of your life and career.
These are just a few of the great benefits that you can enjoy from pursuing building dollhouses as a hobby. Now you know that when you are working on your dollhouse project, you are not wasting time at all! You are, in fact, engaged in a very important activity that has numerous positive effects on your health and well-being!