Hobbies that calm you down: Knitting

By anna saccheri from Palo Alto, United States (Knitted Dishrags) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons I’m pretty sure everyone knows the stereotype about Grandmothers or old women in general, sitting in the front porch on a rocking chair knitting a scarf or a sweater or mittens or socks for the young ones and themselves. …

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Hobbies that calm you down: Scrapbooking

By The original uploader was MamaGeek at English Wikipedia (Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons As we all know, keeping a hobby is a good way to help you relieve stress. In this blog I have written about various hobbies like writing, drawing, photography, bird watching or birding and a …

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Hobbies that calm you down: Cutting out shapes

By User:Bangin (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons When I was a young child in day-care, still learning how to properly use my hands and fingers to perform high motor skills, I learnt how to craft. Yes we had crafting in my day-care, it was fun even if I don’t …

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Hobbies that calm you down: Reading

By FOTO:Fortepan — ID 5355: Adományozó/Donor : Kurutz Márton. [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons A while back I wrote a post about how writing can help you calm down when you’re stressed (click here to see that post–put link here--). In this post I’m going to talk about the thing that usually goes hand …

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Hobbies that help you calm down: Painting and drawing

By Al Ravenna, World Telegram staff photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons I was never one of those kids who was born with a pencil or learnt to draw before they learned to talk; I just used to make a lot of noise, watch cartoons, run around the house and generally make life miserable for …

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Hobbies that calm you down: Writing (I can attest to this)

There are two reasons why I decided to start this blog. One was to find and share ways to manage stress and lower anxiety and two is because writing, for me, is a good way to let out some of my pent up stress energy. By USMC Archives from Quantico, USA ("Writing the Letter") [CC …

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Hobbies that calm you down: Bird watching (Tweet, Tweet)

There are many hobbies out there which brings us closer to nature: camping, gardening, wild life photography, and (the main subject of this post) bird watching. By Dario Sanches from São Paulo, Brazil [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Bird watching or Birding as it’s officially called is the practice of studying and observing birds. …

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