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 reach for the remote, or like to curl up with their 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.
Research has shown that hobbies can be a lifeline when it comes to managing stress – a concept which family psychotherapist 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…