DIY projects do help you with your spending because you don’t need to worry about spending your money too much or about making a calculation to save your financials. However, not many people realize that you can actually gain social benefits from doing DIY works. Not only you are able to create your own stuff, you can also develop social networking and meet new people – even better, they share a similar interest like yours!
Of course, being able to DIY allows you many possibilities: you get to develop ingenuity, you learn from your mistakes, you dedicate your time and energy, you can have financial savings, you develop your skills, you are able to customize stuff, and you can really have fun doing all of these! And with social benefits added into the list, you definitely need to start thinking about implementing the work soon enough.
The first benefit to your social life is the ability to connect to simple stuffs around you and dedicate yourself in making things better. Not many people realize that the human world consists of things that are mostly beyond our wildest imagination of comprehension. When you grow your own veggies or raise chickens (and you show examples to your kids), you indirectly teach them about self-support. Not only it is healthy, it is also environmentally friendly. When you make your own clothes – or at least reuse or repurpose them – you are putting yourself in deeper touch and connection with nature and life. Can you imagine how full the world is (or the landfills are) when people buy new clothes and always discard the old clothes although they are still in good condition? DIY allows you to have special meaning as well as reflecting your personality in the most artistic way.
The second benefit is that you appreciate things more. When you make things on your own, you realize that the process can be time-consuming as well as challenging. You develop this sense of appreciation and not take everything for granted. When you know the details of each process, you will start learning to appreciate others – which is good for your social skills.
You can also benefit from using your brain and hands, and the appreciation that comes along the way. Making things aren’t always about the money – it is more about how personal they are to you and how priceless their value is. Not only you are able to develop your creativity and skills, you develop this sense of art and logic. People may appreciate you for the stuff you create and the dedication you put to the project.
The final benefit is the ability to connect to other people. When you are doing DIY projects, it is common to join in forums or to share an experience, tips, and methods with other people – especially the same DIY fellows. This allows you not only to meet new people and make new friends, but also share and learn with other people. This is definitely a good way to learn from others as well as expanding your social circle.