https://elemental.medium.com/the-soothing-power-of-jigsaw-puzzles-1155f33f0e61

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HOW TO CALM THE CHAOS (ON YOUR COFFEE TABLE). I’ m not entirely sure what goes on in my brain when I work on a jigsaw puzzle, but I do know there is something uniquely engrossing about it. As Marisa Evans reports for Elemental , the slow gathering and careful study of a pile of pieces serves as a form of “play therapy.” By creating order out of chaos, puzzlers arguably experience a mini triumph over (albeit manufactured) anxiety. Puzzling also reportedly delivers a tactile, focused lesson in patience . I realize this is old ews to anyone who has either been puzzling for years or reignited the instinct when social distancing kicked in last spring. I fall into neither camp. So now, in the se... Full story

21 January

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