I babysitting a 3year old and 1year old child. When the 1year old is napping, the 3year old and I do something together like cook, baking, and now sewing.
I am basically hand sewing placements and realizing that hand sewing slows my breath, and relaxes all of my muscles especially when I have piano music playing (like The Piano Guys).
I seem to go into a sort of zen mode.
Try it sometime and tell me if you find the same results!!