With the rise of technology comes the decline of hobbies. When there’s time to spare, it’s easier to just kick back and watch some Netflix, especially after a long day at work. However, time is precious, and screen time isn’t always the best for us. We’ve come up with some healthy hobbies that will not only sway you away from the more toxic things in your life but give you a sense of achievement and fulfillment.
Healthy Hobby #1: Writing
What comes to mind when you think of healthy hobbies that are nourishing for your mind, body, and soul? How about writing?
Lately, the act of writing is being seen as something that can improve our mental health. Whether that’s writing down stuff you need to get off your chest, or some poetry, it all can help. If you don’t feel like writing is necessarily your strong point, then just ease yourself into it. Start off small.
If writing is something that you have always showed an interest in, then why not write a short story or a novel?
It sounds far-fetched, but the real question is: why not? There’s always the excuse of ‘not enough time’, however, there’s time for anything you put your mind to. It’ll be so incredibly rewarding.
Healthy Hobby #2: Cooking
Cooking is so therapeutic. It’s a good way of taking your mind away if you’re struggling with challenging emotions. Also, food is something everyone enjoys so you know you will always have a delicious plate of goodies waiting for you afterwards!
You can also cook with other people if you’re looking for a way to make a long and dull evening more interesting. You’ll feel super pleased when you make something that’s a complete culinary success!
Healthy Hobby #3: Growing
Why not take your skills to the garden? Growing things is a bit like cooking in the sense you will always have something beautiful to show for it. It’s excellent if you have a strong nurturing side to you, as it can feel rewarding to plant something and take care of it as it grows.
If planting flowers or trees is not for you, why not try growing cannabis? This can be quite an exciting hobby and it’s fascinating to learn about the different kinds of cannabis out there. Small grow tents allow for manageable growing conditions, indoors.
Healthy Hobby #4: Getting Involved
Nothing will nourish you quite like giving back to the community. There are so many ways to do this, too. You could research local charities and see what they offer for volunteers. This could include spending time with an elderly person who’s lonely or helping at a dog shelter. Soup kitchens always welcome any kind of help they can get, also. Maybe you could try out some of your fancy new cooking skills here.
Healthy Hobby #5: Making Clothes
This is something so few of us actually know how to do. You will need fabric, a sewing machine, thread and a clothes pattern. Once you have the sewing machine you can use it time after time.
Making your own clothes will be much better for the environment than buying into fast fashion. It will also mean your clothes are wonderfully unique! Why not lose yourself in the art of dressmaking?
These are just a small handful of hobbies that can be therapeutic, rewarding and give something back. A nourishing hobby is all about self-care and using your mind and time wisely.
These hobbies aren’t only beneficial to you, but they can positively impact the people around you and even the environment!
So, what are you waiting for?
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