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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Try This: Virtual Zen Garden

By Cquest (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons How many of you have heard of a Zen garden? A Zen garden – also called a Japanese rock garden- is a miniature stylised landscape which is made using rocks, water features, sand, gravel, moss, bushes and pruned trees. The gravel/sand is raked and the …

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Try this: Online quizzes

By DuMont Television/Rosen Studios, New York-photographer.Uploaded by We hope at en.wikipedia (eBay itemphoto frontphoto back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The internet can be a weird and wonderful place. It is filled so much stuff, some of it useless, some of it meaningful, some of it educational, some of it entertaining, some of it dark, …

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Stress relief in the now: Eat a Banana or a Potato

Don’t ask me why but for some reason the internet is filled with potatoes, I mean I like potato chips as much as the next, but come on. According to urban dictionary it is a way to describe something of low quality like a microphone, as in, “This sounds so bad it’s like it was recorded …

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Just think about today

By Burlington Railroad (eBay item calendar) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons One of the things that worries me the most is thinking about tomorrow or thinking about the future. Will I have a job 5 years from now? Will I still be here or will I have gone somewhere else? What will my financial situation …

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Games that calm you down: Home Sheep home

I, Sogning [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons I already talked about how puzzles are very good ways to help distract yourself from your everyday life and how they can be therapeutic. I talked about it in my post about riddles  and the one about jigsaw puzzles. But technology is a wonderful …

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It’s not what you think/Outside the box: reward yourself for the little things

By Clever Cupcakes from Montreal, Canada ("C'est ça la Vie" Cupcakes) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons So something big just happened to you, you got a big promotion, you passed that really hard exam, you finally finished that project you’ve been working on for years, you finally lost those 5 kilograms that just stuck …

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