As I sit up in the middle of the night not able to sleep, I think about why sewing is so important to me. When my foot is on the pedal and the needle is moving up and down, I find it to be calming. Concentrating on a sewing project allows for all your other worries to be put aside for a moment or two. You can lose yourself in making something that was brought about from your own creative thoughts.
Choosing a project, various fabrics, threads and notions makes the process of sewing fun and enjoyable. The hum of the machine and passing of time soothe the mind. All of these things bring great joy as a project is completed.
Do something fun for yourself and smile. Everyone can find something that is relaxing and joyful. It is contagious.