Hobbies To Help Your Mental Health

A key focus of my blog is Health and Wellness. There are several parts to your health and none is arguably more important than you mental health. There are hobbies that can enhance your mental health. The following contributed post is entitled, Hobbies To Help Your Mental Health.

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Last year was a stressful one and it is a good idea to go into 2021 with a fresh mindset. If you are looking for a way to improve your mental health this year then there are a lot of things you can do. There are a whole host of activities and skills you can start up which are great for your mental health and can also teach you something to do into the new year too. It is a good idea to do these at least once a week or whenever you are feeling stressed, to try and help yourself calm down. Here are some top hobbies to help your mental health in 2021…

Meditation

Meditation is one of the best ways to help your mental health and is a great hobby to pick up this year. You can fit this one in every day and do it as often as you like. All you need is a clear, quiet space where you can relax and concentrate. Meditation is about clearing space in your mind of all the negative things and shifting your focus. You can find tutorials online as well as a host of apps that offer it.

Exercise

Getting fit is a great hobby to help your mental health. By getting your blood pumping you will soon get your endorphins going giving you a better outlook and make you feel happier. There are a whole host of exercises you can try, from running and the gym to yoga and pilates. Find the one that suits you and your preference best, as long as you are doing a form of physical activity you will be benefiting your mental and physical health.

Fishing

Fishing is another hobby that will benefit you mentally. It is a great activity for getting out into nature and being in the peace and quiet away from any of your normal day to day stresses. All you need is your equipment such as a fishing rod, bait, and chair. You can always upgrade your equipment with add-ons such as a Shimano Forcemaster electric fishing reel which ups your fishing game to the next level!

Art

There are many forms of art you can try which will boost your mental health. Why not give acrylic or watercolor painting a go? You could try sketching, coloring or buy an adult coloring book that is designed for mindfulness. No matter which art you decide to try, it is a great way to shut off your mind and make you forget about anything you may otherwise be worried about.

These are just a few hobbies that you can pick up in 2021 that can aid with your mental health. You could try one or two, or all of them and see which you like best. Remember as long as it is keeping your mind off what is stressing you out and giving you something new to do, it is well worth it. What other hobbies do you find help your mental health? Let us know in the comments!

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct Examiner.com, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.