How do you act when you are feeling tense?
I’ve recently started to crochet 🧶 and what I’ve learned is the most important thing is the tension. What you’ll see above is two projects I’ve given up on, you might think they look neat, which they do, but the tension is so tight that it’s really difficult to move on and the ends are just a mess. By keeping the tension looser you’re able to move through the pattern quicker and it’s generally just easier. I’ve mastered mini Christmas trees but bigger projects – not so much!
When I first started crocheting I was told to hold my hook like a pen. Problem is I never held a pen properly, and I’ve always written quite slowly because I hold so tight. I guess it was slightly inevitable that I would crochet tightly!
When I have a tonic chlonic (grand-mal) seizure my body goes really tense. After the seizure I am well and truly confused, absolutely exhausted, but mostly my body hurts. Even if I haven’t injured myself, my muscles will be aching for days, and after that happening numerous times it takes a toll on the body.
I guess, whether it’s crochet or seizures, the tension isn’t just a one off thing it has an impact so it is something we need to be aware of. So it is in life, it’s something that happens, but we need to be aware of it so we don’t get taken over.
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Really relating to today’s post, Helen, with the emotional tension surrounding my parents at present. God bless you. 🕊🙏💕