Posted by Aston Avery

DIY jobs can boost our mental & physical wellbeing

New research suggests DIY can boost mental and physical wellbeing.

The study found that most Brits say watching paint dry isn’t actually boring at all, with 58% saying they enjoy watching and checking on it.

In fact, the majority (86%) believe doing DIY, such as upcycling, putting up a shelf or laying tiles, has been previously beneficial to their wellbeing and eased their anxieties.

According to the study by Wickes, three quarters (72%) of Brits say carrying out a DIY task gives them a sense of accomplishment, while over half (52%) say it helps them step away from their phone or laptop (52%).

Aston spoke to neuroscientist Dr Jack Lewis.

Photo by Eugen Str on Unsplash

Ads help us keep this site online