Are you stressed and need something better to kick start your relaxation time? Ditch the urge to kick back on the sofa and binge-watch a show, and instead, carve out some real you time with a fun hobby. Have no idea where to start? Here are some awesome hobbies for relaxation and stress relief!
We know what you’re thinking: Isn’t coloring for kids? Not at all! Adult coloring is a thing! In fact, coloring has been shown to reduce stress and encourage relaxation. Plus, the options are endless: Use crayons, colored pencils, or markers. Outline or shade in. Simple or complex.
Knitting involves repetitive motions that eases the mind. It can promote the feeling of being calm and can improve your ability to focus. The best part? By the end, you’ll have created a scarf, blanket, or clothing to gift or keep for yourself!
You don’t need an expensive SLR camera to get into photography as a hobby. You can start by using your phone’s camera! Play around with stills, candids, and landscapes to find your niche. Photography allows you to slow down and appreciate the smaller things in life.
We don’t mean go to an aquarium; we mean maintain an aquarium. Surprisingly, aquariums require a lot of creativity. Figure out what size tank you’ll need. Look into filtration systems. Buy the appropriate food. Learn what types of fish can coexist. Taking care of your fish friends can benefit both you and the little swimmers.
Puzzles distract you from stressful thoughts by focusing on what’s right in front of you. See the colors, feel the shapes, and place where needed. It’s good for relaxation, plus it’s super rewarding once you finish a time-consuming puzzle.
Learning may take time, but woodcarving has many therapeutic properties. And once you get this activity down to a science, you’ll probably be chipping away for hours and coming up with original designs.