4 Hobbies To Consider To Reduce Stress And Anxiety Caused By The Workplace

Two focuses of my blog are Career Discussions and Health/Wellness. Our careers and jobs can cause a tremendous amount of anxiety and stress depending on the job and depending on the circumstance. It’s thus critical to understand how to unplug and balance our lives in a healthy way. The following contributed post is entitled, 4 Hobbies To Consider To Reduce Stress And Anxiety Caused By The Workplace.

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You’re not alone if you’re feeling stressed and anxious because of your job. Work-related stress is a very common problem, but there are things you can do to reduce it. One way to ease the tension is by engaging in hobbies that relax and calm you. Here are four hobbies to consider.

Yoga

Yoga is an ancient practice with a long history of promoting physical and mental well-being. Though its origins are unclear, yoga is thought to have first developed in India over 5,000 years ago. Since then, it has spread throughout the world, becoming one of the most popular forms of exercise. While there are many different types of yoga, all styles share a common goal: to bring the body and mind into a state of harmony. Through a combination of breath control, postures, and meditation, yoga helps to improve strength and flexibility while promoting relaxation and mindfulness. Yoga has also offered numerous health benefits in recent years, including improved sleep quality, reduced stress levels, and better heart health. So whether you’re looking to improve your physical fitness or simply seeking a way to de-stress, yoga is an excellent choice.

Painting

Painting is often seen as a hobby but can also be a form of therapy. The act of painting can help to reduce stress and anxiety, and it can also be used to express emotions. For many people, painting is a way to connect with their creative side. It can also be a way to relax and unwind after a long day. The process can be therapeutic and enjoyable, whether you’re painting a landscape or a portrait. And best of all, anyone can do it, just be sure to invest in the right tools like canvasses and a pochade box! So next time you feel stressed or down, consider picking up a paintbrush and letting your creativity flow.

Gardening

According to a study published in the journal horttechnology, gardening has several benefits. These include reducing stress, improving mood, and providing opportunities for social interaction. In addition, gardening can help improve physical health, thanks to moderate physical activity. For example, gardening has been shown to improve strength and flexibility and can also help reduce the risk of falls. Furthermore, gardening can also boost cognitive function and reduce the risk of dementia. So whether you’re looking to reduce stress or improve your overall health, consider picking up a trowel and giving gardening a try.

Playing a Musical Instrument

Many people enjoy playing a musical instrument as a hobby. There are a wide variety of instruments to choose from, and each has its unique capabilities. For example, guitars can be played solo or in a band setting, and their mellow sound is perfect for accompanying vocals. Conversely, Piano is often used as the main melody in a piece of music. In addition to being enjoyable, playing a musical instrument can also have several other benefits. Studies have shown that people who play an instrument tend to have better memory and multitasking skills than those who don’t. Playing an instrument can also relieve stress and help to improve one’s coordination. Whether you’re looking for a new hobby or want to try something different, playing a musical instrument is a great option.

While the specific activities that have been shown to improve cognitive function may differ from person to person, engaging in any activity that is enjoyable and mentally stimulating is likely to offer some benefits. So, get up and move- your brain will thank you for it!

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.