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  • Mom Copes With Anxiety By Making Tiny Dollhouses: Nakakalimutan Mo ‘Yung Negative Thoughts

    It also became a profitable business!
    by Kitty Elicay .
Mom Copes With Anxiety By Making Tiny Dollhouses: Nakakalimutan Mo ‘Yung Negative Thoughts
PHOTO BY Courtesy of Juliet Meneses-Balahibo
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us in different ways, from our finances to our mental well-being. To cope with the changes, a lot of parents took this as an opportunity to start their own small business, from opening a mobile café and other food businesses, becoming resellers, and more.

    For mom Juliet Meneses-Balahibo, 41, her hobby of making miniature art became a surprisingly profitable venture. After her daughter asked her to make a miniature dollhouse and she posted the progress on social media, the mom started getting inquiries for commissions. 

    “Doon sa financial [part], nakatulong siya sa akin — sa pamilya namin,” she shares in an interview with Summit Original Videos.

    Making miniature art requires time, patience, and effort, according to Julie. Since she is so focused on the project, it helped her cope with the anxiety she was feeling because of the pandemic.

    “Aside from nalilibang ka doon sa paggawa… nakakalimutan mo ‘yung negative thoughts mo. Na-e-ease ‘yung feeling ko ng anxiety; nakakalimutan ko, nama-manage ko,” she says.

    “Dahil nauubos nga ‘yung oras ko sa paggawa ng miniature art, na-di-divert ‘yung atensyon mo sa isang bagay na mas kapaki-pakinabang,” the mom adds.

    Love arts and crafts? Watch Juliet’s video below and find out how you can also tap your creative juices and make a business out of it:

    How to cope with quarantine-related anxiety? A top Pinoy psychiatrist shares his tips here.

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