Hobbies that calm you down: Watching documentaries

Have you ever felt so down, had such a terrible day that when you got back home you thought to yourself, “Oh man there is only one thing that can make me feel better after the day I’ve had, and that’s watching a documentary.” Have you ever thought that to yourself? I certainly haven’t!  I …

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Hobbies that calm you down: Calligraphy

By Adrian Pingstone (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons In today’s digital age, it sometimes feels like people don’t physically write on paper anymore; I know that strictly speaking that isn’t true but it does feel like that sometimes. But for those of us who remember what writing is, we should also remember how …

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Hobbies that calm you down: Cryptography

By Hubert Berberich (HubiB) (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons I have stated time and again how distracting yourself and occupying your brain can help you out when you are stressed out and/or anxious. In this post I am going to be talking about one hobby which really gets those gears turning and pretty …

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Hobbies that calm you down: Stamp Collecting/philately

By Heptagon (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons This is one of the oldest and most well-known types of hobbies that I know of. When I say oldest I don’t mean that stamp collecting is an age old hobby that people have been practicing since the dawn of time, I mean …

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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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