Neuroscientist Dr Jack Lewis said: “Various pieces of evidence suggest that both undertaking and watching DIY is a relaxing experience. Meditation in its purest form is about living in the moment, being present and focusing on the task in hand - and DIY allows exactly that."
We conducted a survey and asked 1,500 participants how they felt about DIY. The results of our survey revealed:
86% of participants said doing some form of DIY has been beneficial to their well-being and eased anxieties.
DIY or home improvement topped the poll for most satisfying activities at 51% of the vote. This came above yoga (30%) and playing sport (26%).
82% of those surveyed revealed that saving money by undertaking DIY tasks themselves improved their sense of well-being.
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