Feeling Stressed? Wind-down with a Hobby!

Stop letting stress take away from the little pleasures in life. Many people are afraid to pick up a hobby due to lack of time, lack of priority and too much stress in other aspects of their life. In reality, these are exactly the reasons some people should -need a hobby!

6 reasons a hobby reduces stress and leads to a happier and healthier life!

  1. Hobbies Create a Distraction
    • Forget about all your worries! Having a hobby gives you a distraction from anything that may be stress-provoking. It causes you to focus on something you love doing!
  2. Allow You To Refresh
    • Hobbies give you the chance to actually step away from situations that bring negative emotions: stressful work situations, family or friend conflicts, etc. When you return to the issue refreshed, you will be able to complete it faster and save time!
  3. Boost Self-Esteem
    • Having a hobby allows you to uncover hidden talents. Finishing a paint by number, a beautiful garden, or a tricky puzzle generates amazing feelings of accomplishment. It can even earn appreciation from fellow hobby enthusiasts!
  4. Lower Blood Pressure
    • It is well known that having a hobby reduces blood pressure. This has a direct link to stress and health. Lower blood pressure means lower stress which reduces risk of heart disease!
  5. Increase Companionship
    • You will be surprised at how many other people enjoy your hobby! Finding local groups who share your interest gives you the chance to socialize and enjoy new friendships.
  6. Bring Joy
    • The hobby you choose must be something you enjoy. Pick a hobby you cannot wait to start!

It is really important to find the hobby that is right for you! Different people find joy in different activities.

If you want wind-down by stimulating your mind try a puzzle, learn a new instrument, join a book club or writing. If you prefer to relax using your creative side try any of these ideas:

    • pottery or sculpting classes
    • a paint by number
    • gardening
    • baking
    • sewing or scrapbooking

If your type of hobby is one that requires physical activity try picking up a new sport, swimming with a friend, rock climbing, or hiking. You could even become a community dog walker!

No matter what your interest, the options are endless and the rewards of stress-free downtime are priceless.

Written By: Cheryl Flood
Cheryl Flood

After 10 years as a hobby wholesaler, Cheryl decided to open Hobby and Toy Central to engage closer with the kid in all of us, developing minds, talent and promoting some good old fashion fun! Cheryl is known for finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list in minutes. 

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