Woodworking: An Effective Detox Activity from Social Media

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Once in a while, you’ll need to pause from the social media life and evaluate if you’re becoming more addicted to it. If your day can’t survive without your phone or any other gadget, you might be addicted to the digital world. Good thing you can do woodworking while on social media detox!

Finding inspiration

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There are so many bloggers out there that can inspire you to be an artist. Woodooz, for example, is an informative blog that showcases various DIY crafts and educates the viewers about woodworking. You can find tons of videos on YouTube as well. Just learn the steps, list down everything you need and all you should do, turn your gadget off, and begin your woodworking journey! Of course, if you need to go back to the video, that’s fine. Just remember to stay away from social media apps and sites that could tempt you to stop woodworking.

Getting the right tools

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You’ll also need a few tools: a hammer, nails, a drill press, a corded or cordless drill, a planer, an oscillating tool, a jigsaw, a circular saw, and other tools you might need to complete a project. Depending on what you’re working on, you might need around five to fifteen tools per project. Getting a paint sprayer and some painter’s tape might even be necessary for decoration purposes. Just remember to read the instructions on how to properly use a tool if you haven’t had any experience using it before. It would be better if someone is there to guide you if it’s your first time to use a tool, especially if it’s a bit complicated or heavy like a table saw or log splitter.

Consistency

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It’s best if you also do some woodworking once in a while. Don’t let go of this fun and educational hobby. It can strengthen your muscles, improve your hand to eye coordination, enhance your memory skills, widen your knowledge about carpentry, improve your concentration, make you more creative, and a lot more. It can benefit you in so many ways that it actually gets better the more you do it. Don’t just do woodworking once; make it a habit. You’ll see, you’ll find it more interesting than scrolling up and down your Facebook or Instagram News Feed.

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