Do You Have A Hobby?
With many of us today riding on the roller coaster of life, it is incredibly important to have activities that help to slow the pace, regulate our rhythm in life and add a sense of fun.
Hobbies Can Relieve Your Stress
Hobbies can provide many hours of relief from stress and worry. A hobby can boost creativity, self esteem, passion, pleasure and accomplishments. Hobbies have no deadlines, no rules and no pressure to be successful.
Beverly’s Hot Tip For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Hobby Month:
Adopt a hobby that you can have fun at and that you look forward to doing. You don’t have to be great or perfect – you don’t even have to be good. The most important part is enjoying it just because.
Gardening can be a great stress reliever for many reasons, including getting you into the sunshine and fresh air and creating more beautiful surroundings to come home to.
Whether you take pictures of your friends, family, or nature, photography can be a great hobby. Seeing the world through the lens of a camera may help you to see things from an entirely different perspective.
Music has many health and stress relief benefits. Listening, dancing or creating music can be a powerful stress relieving hobby, as it can absorb your attention and become a vehicle for creative expression as well.
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Writing, whether in a personal journal or as an amateur author is a hobby that can be cathartic and relaxing.
Reading opens a window to the world; giving us a vision of things we never dreamed possible. When you curl up with a good book, you put the rest of the world at bay.
A craft can be any project that you take pleasure in doing – it could be painting, needle work, knitting, home decoration, wood work. Crafting provides a mean of distraction as you tend to be concentrating on it making you forget about your problems. In fact, medical studies have shown that there are physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits from having an active interest in crafting. One study of 30 female heart patients, as reported in the American Journal Medical Association, showed a significant decrease in heart rate, blood pressure, and perspiration rate while the subjects completed a simple craft project.
It always good to be involved in some fun, thrilling sports activities like hockey or soccer. Even as a hockey mom it allows me to get outside of myself and allows me to mingle with friends.
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