The Benefits Of Having A Hobby When You’re In Recovery
One of the best ways to fill your time is to find a hobby that you enjoy doing–or more than one. Get creative and think about all the things you’ve always wanted to try: photography, art, writing, gardening, sewing, crafting, reading, and learning something new are just a few ways you can fill your time.
Here are some of the best ways having a hobby can help you when you’re in recovery.
It Can Keep You Social
Swimming With Friends
Taking A Crafting Class
Joining A Team Sport
Taking A Group Hike
Playing Board Games
Joining A Book Club
It Can Help You Make Extra Cash
It Can Boost Your Self-Esteem
Learn A New Language
Take An Educational Class
They Help You Cope With Stress
They Help You Feel Good
Engaging in a hobby can help you feel better physically because it can lower stress–and therefore lower blood pressure–and gets you active in some cases, which can help you lose weight and get fit.
Try to remember that trying something new doesn’t need to be stressful. If you don’t mesh well with one hobby, move on to something else and don’t be hard on yourself. Life is all about exploring and finding the best ways to be our best selves.