What are the best hobbies one can adopt to get their minds off things?
Last Updated: 05/24/2021 at 12:37pm
Jackie Dross, M.S. Community Counseling
I have a passion for working with people from a non-judgmental, strengths based approach to meet their goals for personal growth.
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Any thing that you like to do is a good thing to get your mind off things. There iare no rules when it comes to that.
There are many hobbies you can do to distract yourself! Some great ones that I enjoy the most are meditation, art, playing instruments, and watching movies
There are several activities one can take up to rejuvenate and unwind after a long day of work or school or just as means of distraction. Reading books (especially fiction) can be a great form of escape as well as cycling, knitting, painting, cooking, etc. The options are endless and the world is your oyster, it all depends on what YOU want to do. Anything that makes you happy (and is even mildly productive) counts as a hobby. I hope you find something that works for you real soon!
I believe investing in personal development. What is it you like to achieve in life or what you still would like to do or see? There are so many things in this world that can be studied or seen. So many exciting things! There's a lot what can keep your mind of things - like learning another language, study another subject, travel, work towards your dream job. Sometimes things seem far out of sight, but always dream big. You can focus on your next adventure or chapter in life to get your minds off things, while improving certain skills.
It is known that activities that require a certain amount of focus, will usually help you get your mind off things and help you relax. That's how and why mindfulness exercises work, because you're putting focus on the 'here and now'. Basically, if you can do it and are still able to brood about your worries, you might want to give something different a try. And sometimes it lies in something simple, like picking up coloring, baking or doing a puzzle. Specifically, it can be something different for everyone. Whatever it is, I think that being able to enjoy it, is important too.
The best hobbies to help get your mind off things need to be something you enjoy. When you enjoy doing something, time can feel like it is flying by, while making you happy. You can also find hobbies that need close attention and concentration to help your mind from wandering and thinking of other things, such as building out putting things together, like a puzzle or mini-figure. I personally enjoy doing puzzles because I like the challenge of putting it together, but also the gratifying feeling of completing it. Art and crafts, like painting, drawing, or even make-up, can also be fun hobbies to help get your mind off things.
Yoga, swimming and art are all favourites of mine. They say exercise is great. Art is also good as it allows you to really express yourself. Also, I just love using essential oils to mix together to create perfumes, massage oils, bath oils & mixtures for diffusing. The smells make me feel better instantly. I often use essential oils as its the most instant relief that I can think of. Some people enjoy cooking. There are loads of recipees you can find online or just have fun and get creative. If you have a well stocked cupboard of seasonings you can do anything. Oh and trampolining!!!! Now that is ever so much fun you can be unhappy whilst jumping. It just makes you smile. Trampolining is an amazing way to keep fit, have fun and get distracted. Candlemaking Playing with clay (very grounding) Or just getting out for a walk in the woods!
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