Creative Hobbies to try right now!
The past year has been a challenge to say the least. Especially being cooped up in our own homes for long periods of time without our normal routines to keep us going. Work has changed dramatically, social interactions and socialising in general has been drastically reduced. Our daily grind has changed in many ways.
Taking some time to disconnect from our current daily grind isn’t just beneficial, it’s essential. We can still so easily get burnout in these strange times, so it’s important to make sure you find the time to unwind. It is so easy just to reach for the remote and lose ourselves in the TV.
Help boost your brain power, and stimulate thoughts and actions
Engaging with new hobbies and interests bring additional benefits for your mental wellbeing. Discover new activities and hobbies that will help, hobbies that you can take part in on your own, or with others once lockdown has lifted, such as:
- Learning to play a musical instrument
- Exercising – have you thought about yoga or nordic walking perhaps
- Sewing or knitting crafts, such as embroidery, tapestry and crochet
- Writing, blogging, or journalling
- Reading or studying a new topic
- Meditating – either with an app such as Calm or Headspace or using a breathing technique
- Cooking – trying out new recipes and experimenting in the kitchen
- Gardening – you don’t have to have a large space, even a small herb garden, or kitchen window box would be a good start
Hobbies can be an all important lifeline when dealing with times of stress
As we focus on our particular choice of hobby, we are not thinking about the issues that worry us, and instead our minds are calmer, less anxious, as we are consciously engaged with what we are doing. Now is the time to get immersed in a new hobby with most of us spending our days cooped up inside. This is the time to prioritise your wellbeing and start your creative hobbies.
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