Taking up one of these new hobbies to do at home will not only help you develop a new skill, but could also improve your overall health and wellbeing significantly.
Taking some time to disconnect from the daily grind isn’t just beneficial, it’s essential. Burnout is all too often a symptom of hectic modern life, so it’s important to carve out time to unwind. Many of us reach for the remote or like to curl up with our best eReader. But while we’re not judging anyone’s preferred method of R&R, engaging with new hobbies and interests brings some additional benefits for your mental wellbeing.
Hobbies can be a lifeline when it comes to dealing with stress – a concept which family psychotherapist and founder of Partisan UK Jay Perkins reiterates. “Hobbies are a way to detach ourselves from the anxieties of everyday life. People with hobbies are less likely to struggle with depression, stress, and low moods.”
Poonam Dhuffer, a meditation practitioner, told us hobbies are a great way to practice mindfulness. “Crafting calms our nervous systems, as we’re using our hands and brains together, being fully aware of where we are and conscious of what we’re doing. When we engage with craft, DIY, or learn a skill, we create a balm to heal us and bring us back to ourselves.”
The case for hobbies is clear, but how do you pick the right one from a long list of hobbies and interests? The last thing we all need is another thing to add to the to-do list, so we’ve…