5 Things You Can Do To Get Rid Of Your Mental Fog

Ever experienced that feeling of disorientation, forgetfulness and being unable to devote your full attention to the task at hand? Spending time in isolation due to the stringent regulations of lockdowns and quarantines have amplified such a sensation in many. This feeling of mental disorientation and an inability to focus is referred to as ‘mental fog’. 

Although this state is not a medically recognised disease, ‘mental fog’ is commonly associated with mental fatigue and stress. Constant exposure to digital screens may be one of the stress-inducing factors for this condition to occur. Other reasons revolve around the lack of socialisation, unhealthy eating habits and sleeping disorders caused due to the lockdown.  

Mental fog is frustrating as you know your abilities, and yet you’ve no control over the outcome. It’s like participating in a 100-metre dash, but you’re running in slow motion. You’re bound to get flustered at your inability to tackle the situation, and this, in turn, is detrimental to your recovery. 

Through this article, we’ll talk about some exciting leathercrafting DIY ideas that you can indulge in. This will help you regain your ability to focus and gain some clarity in thinking amidst the ‘mental fog’ that you’re subjected to. 

So without further ado, let’s get to it!

Innovative Leathercrafting DIY Ideas For You  

Leathercrafting provides an excellent creative outlet for you to indulge in and get away from the stress-inducing activities that’ve become a part of our daily routine. This holds true for all hobbies in general, be it any craft, reading, or painting. These activities stimulate your mind into a state of flow wherein you attain almost a subconscious level of connection with the task at hand.

The mentioned projects aim to establish a deeper level of connection with your mind and stimulate that state of flow. 

What’s better, after completing these leather DIY templates, you’ll have created a suave leather product you’ll be proud of, and it’ll keep reminding you of your ability to invest laser-sharp focus.

  1. DIY Leather Card Holder

If you’re looking for an authentic leather crafting experience, this DIY is your destination. Artisans has extended beginner kits for passionate leathercraft beginners. These kits take you on a raw and ancestral leathercraft journey from the comfort of your home.

Attempting to describe the joy of crafting something with your own hands would be unfair. You need to invest yourself to experience the fruition.

DIY Leather Card Holder Package includes – 

  • Pre-Cut Italian Vegetable Tanned Cowhide 
  • 2 Binder Clips
  • 4 Colour Options of Handmade Waxed Thread 
  • 2 Leather Stitching Needles 
  • 3 Canvas Cloths
  • 1 Silver Keyring Loop 
  • An Illustrated Learner Guide Booklet 

With this DIY template, the next time you hand out your business card, people will be drawn towards this magisterial leather card holder!

Artisans provides you with a hassle-free DIY leather cardholder kit that consists of all the materials required for you to indulge in this tutorial. 

The kit provides you multiple customising options- you get to choose from three colours of Italian vegetable tanned leather and pair it with the stitch colour of your choice to create a leather card holder as per your personal taste.

  1.  DIY Compact Leather Wallet

If you’re someone who likes to indulge in DIYs that are practical and functional rather than being more pompous, why not craft out an elegant leather wallet for your daily use? By following this leathercrafting tutorial, you can stitch a handy leather wallet. Don’t worry if you’ve no prior expertise in leathercrafting, as it’s an extremely wholesome tutorial and will walk you through all the steps you need to follow. 

Engaging yourself in such a practical and hands-on tutorial will stimulate your mind to gain some clarity and help you escape the clutches of your mental fog. 

  1.  DIY Leather Bow Cuff

With virtual meetings via online platforms becoming the new normal, why not indulge in a project that you can use regularly? This leather tutorial goes over simple steps to craft out a leather bow cuff that’s sure to complement your formal wear. 

If you’re trying to visualise the process, it may seem complicated, but once you start following this leathercrafting DIY, you’ll be through it even before you know! 

  1.  DIY Stamped Leather Tie Clip

Another commonly used accessory that’ll complement your formal wear is the leather tie clip. It’s the perfect accessory that imparts a sense of individuality to your clothing while maintaining professionalism in your attire. This DIY stamped leather tie clip tutorial helps you craft out just that.

Regardless of whether you’re crafting it out for yourself or as a gift to your loved one, this leathercrafting tutorial has all bases covered. You can even go the extra mile and customise your creation by imprinting your initials into the tie-clip.


While you’re engrossed in completing this tutorial, your mind rewires itself, and you’ll find it much easier to focus on your tasks. 

  1. DIY Leather Laptop Sleeve

With lockdowns in place, digital media has become the primary means of communication. Virtual online meetings through platforms like Zoom have become the new normal. Thus the laptop has become one of our most critical assets.

Why not indulge in a DIY that caters to the needs of your laptop? Follow this DIY laptop sleeve template and craft out an elegant leather sleeve to keep your laptop safe. You can indulge in creative customisations for your laptop sleeve ranging from base leather colour options to imprinting your initials into the sleeve. Let your creativity run wild with this hands-on leathercrafting DIY tutorial. 

So Enjoy The Process!

There’s nothing better for your confidence than finishing a project that you’ve made with your own hands. It further reinstates your belief and faith in your abilities, something that you’re unable to access due to the mental fog. 

Furthermore, the mental health benefits of indulging in crafts and other hobbies have been well documented. Working on a hands-on project can boost your mood, keep your brain sharp, and even help alleviate mental health conditions like depression, sleeplessness, and stress. These are the very factors that are believed to stimulate the state of a ‘mental fog’, and it’s no surprise that DIY and crafting can help tackle this state of mind. 

Try and immerse yourself in the leathercrafting experience, as it will stimulate a state of flow. The last thing you need is another task to strike off on your to-do list and the undue stress that comes with having to complete it. So keep in mind to enjoy the process!

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Cascade of Colour is a UK Male Lifestyle blog delving in to the world of Mens Fashion and Grooming, Food, Music, Design, Tech and Travel. Want to get in touch? Drop me an email at cascadeofcolour@gmail.com

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