Happiness, Hobbies, & Your Health

Happiness, Hobbies, & Your Health

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Hobbies are very enriching.

 

Exploring hobbies or learning a new skill is something that anyone can do at any time. You are never too old to try something. Having a renewed focus can be good for your mental health. Plus if you choose to learn something physical, you can also benefit from a boost to your physical health too.

With so many different things to learn, what makes a great skill to have under your belt?

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Happiness, Hobbies, & Your Health

Cooking

 

Whether you are a novice in the kitchen or a pretty competent cook, teaching yourself some new skills, finding new recipes or learning how to cook different foods, such as trying to make this vermicelli noodle bowl, attempting to make your own pastry, baking or even cake decorating. 

 

Knitting

 

No longer just for little old ladies who spend all day at home. Knitting has grown in popularity over the years. There is a growing demand for handcrafted items such as chunky knitted blankets, personalised baby items or even knitted home accessories such as stool covers.

Pick up a pair of knitting needles, grab some yarn and head over to YouTube to find a tutorial on knitting for beginners.

Beverages

 

Making, not drinking. Many people have invested in Kombucha kits, home brewing kits, and distillery kits. If you want to try your hand at making your own alcohol, the go-to options are gin and beers. You can even experiment with different flavors and the intensity. Getting started requires you to invest in the right equipment and tools to follow the process properly. And at the end of your experiment, you may even have some delicious alcohol to drink!

New Language

 

There are many different free and paid courses and apps you can pick to help you learn a new language. Why not learn sign language or how to speak in Spanish, Japanese, Korean, India or any other of the approximately 6,500 languages currently being spoken worldwide.

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Soaps

 

Get yourself a soap making kit and try your hand at creating some beautifully fragranced soaps. The actual process of making soap is pretty straightforward. Once you have mastered this, you can try your hand at making other toiletries, including bath bombs, moisturizer, face masks and more.

Instrument

 

Music makes the world go round, right? Now is the perfect time to bite the bullet and pick up the instrument you have wanted to learn. You could learn so many different instruments, have a look at all your options, and then pick up some tips via online tutors, free tutorials, and even in-person lessons.

Drawing

 

Art is therapy for the soul. It doesn’t matter if you are a creative person. Putting pen, pain, crayons, pencil to paper can be therapeutic. And if you aren’t technically perfect, then remember, art is completely subjective and can be interpreted in many different ways depending on the individual viewing your artwork. Additionally, drawing is super fun and gives you a new hobby despite your skill level.

If you have been wanting to take up some new hobbies, what is stopping you?

If you have tried new hobbies, what are they?

Let us know in the comments below.

 

Naturally Yours,

Elise Ho, Ph.D., D.N.Psy

 

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32 thoughts on “Happiness, Hobbies, & Your Health”

  1. I have had a variety of hobbies during my life — reading, dancing, sewing, crocheting, knitting. I have tried a lot of things. I now need to learn Spanish — my son is almost fluent now and I need to be able to keep up with him. Hobbies are rather fun.

  2. Hobbies are so important to me because doing them always gives me a chance to spend time with myself. It also gives time for me to relax and refresh my mind and soul.

  3. I have tried watching How To Sketch videos on youtube. It was a great new hobby to start on, but I haven’t given it time lately. I should go back and finish all the lessons. Thanks for the motivation.

  4. Erik the Hungry Traveller

    I have acquired new hobbies ever since the pandemic started. I learned candle making and recently got hooked with essential oils. Hobbies help your mind positively distracted especially during this weird times.

  5. I used to laugh at people with Hobbies, mainly because I didn’t see how they could have time for them, when in my life there was no time. Life, kids, work, everything else was more important and needed that time. Now, (I’m older and wiser) I have a hobby. It’s nice to be able to get away from the chaos and have something of my own. But I think you have to get to that point in your life where you can have one, but I think it’s ok to not have one sometimes also. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hobbies are far more important than people think. They’re a way to reduce stress and increase creativity. They’re an essential part of self-care.

  7. I needed to read this today. Great article, I need to focus on my hobbies more. I work too much! Thanks for the inspo.

  8. My husband is what I like to call a hobbyist. They bring him joy. Currently he podcasts, has a garden and has been trying his hand at brewing.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.