Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Hobbies That Relax Part 2

by Marie Vonow (follow)
Blogs:https://minamaries.blogspot.com.au https://simpleselfimprovement.blogspot.com.au/
Writing (64)      Relaxation (51)      Gardening (10)      Hobbies (9)      Craft (3)      Baking (1)     


Garden Pots And Plants
Image: Marie Vonow

In part 1 I wrote about reading, knitting, music and walking a dog as examples of relaxing hobbies. Four other hobbies found to be relaxing are gardening, baking, craft and writing.

Gardening
Time spent gardening is relaxing. You are out in the fresh air and in touch with Nature. Various studies have shown Nature is relaxing and good for your health. If the sun is shining you will receive the benefits of Vitamin D. Sunlight has been found to calm the mind and lift the spirits. Research has shown bacteria in soil helps increase brain cell activity to produce serotonin which acts like an antidepressant.

A number of scents produced by garden plants are known to make people feel relaxed. These include lavender, jasmine, rose, lemon verbena and pine. The smell of a freshly mowed lawn promotes a relaxed feeling.

Concentrating on planting seeds or seedlings distracts from stressful events. It gives something positive to anticipate as one looks forward to beautiful flowers or vegetables. Digging, raking, planting and pruning are good exercise and encourage a good night’s sleep.

Baking
Spending time in the kitchen baking can be a relaxing hobby for some people. Baking cakes, biscuits and the like can allow one to be creative. It is more likely to be relaxing than cooking a meal for the family at the end of a stressful day. The actions of mixing, rolling out pastry and kneading dough are good for the soul. The smell of baking is comforting and the creativity builds self esteem.

Craft Work
Sewing, scrap booking, pottery and quilting are just a few of the many crafts people like to do for recreation. These activities keep the mind occupied so one can’t dwell on worries and fears. The repetitive actions involved in some crafts can be relaxing.

Some people attend craft groups. This may be specific such as a quilting group where people share information and help each other with their projects. It may be a general social group where people bring along whatever type of craft they are working on. Groups like this give the benefit of socialising as well as the opportunity to be creative.

Studies have shown craft work can help people who suffer depression. It can also help prevent the onset of dementia When a person is so involved in craft work that he or she is oblivious to everything else they relax instead of stressing.

Writing
Writing as a hobby can take various forms. Some people keep a journal in which they record their thoughts and feelings as well as events. They may write in a gratitude journal, concentrating on the positive things that have happened. This can be relaxing and uplifting. Some choose to combine the written word with sketches or photos. A journal can help to clarify a person’s thoughts.

Writing poetry allows the writer to express their feelings in a creative way. It can act as a type of therapy and the process of expressing feelings can allow the person to unwind and relax.

Some like to write short stories or a novel length work. The creativity can promote healing and relaxation.

Different people find different hobbies relaxing. Whatever an individual finds relaxing will be beneficial for that person. The important thing is to have a hobby and spend time on it regularly to give yourself a break from the things you consider ‘work’.

# Baking
# Craft
# Gardening
# Hobbies
# Relaxation
# Writing
I like this Article - 3
More Articles by Marie Vonow
Sometimes the negative can mount up
105 views
You have a million things to do and so little time
120 views
We have probably all come up against problems which revolve around not having enough of something...
154 views
As a writer you choose what you share with others
148 views
Often when we here the word 'alone' we think of someone who is lonely and has no family or friends...
134 views
I recently bought a new notebook
208 views
view all articles by Marie Vonow
Articles by Marie Vonow on Other Hubs
A friend may say the jacket you are wearing is too bright or has too much embellishment because sh...
286 views
Have you ever been in contact with an ex and had him ask you, totally clueless, 'Why did we break ...
149 views
ID: 36375
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
One day you are off to work in a busy office as you have been doing for the past five years or lon...
96 views
While researching tips for things that make people happier I came across the claim people who slee...
80 views
I don't recall hearing the term 'social distancing'
73 views
I love a bargain
126 views
Some of us grew up in households with strict rules and routines, and others in complete chaos, b...
213 views
Many of us fear to speak our mind because we care about what others might think of us or say abo...
6604 views
To attain any form of abundance in your life, you must feel good as much as possible
2175 views
If you do a Google search you will find plenty of quotes on the topic of happiness
80 views
Are you missing something in your life and you don’t know what you want? Are you lost and unsure...
1811 views
There are some interesting You Tube videos where people talk about things they have stopped buying...
106 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version