Having a hobby is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety. Here are 10 best hobbies for people with anxiety.
1. WRITE EXPRESSIVELY
Writing is a great way to express your feelings. It can be a great way to get your thoughts out of your head and onto paper. Expressive writing is a highly effective anxiety management technique, and in my experience, once you start to notice the benefits you are likely to get pleasure from engaging in this activity.
2. LISTEN TO CALMING MUSIC
Music is a great way to relax and reduce stress. Listening to calming music can help you to relax and reduce anxiety. Music can also help you to focus and concentrate.
3. READ EMPOWERING BOOKS
Reading can reduce stress by up to 68%, so this is a highly effective hobby for people suffering from stress and anxiety.
4. GO FOR WALKS
Being physically active is essential for managing anxiety because exercise stimulates the release of endorphins, hormones that make us naturally feel good, and it helps to release excess energy, which if not released would make you more anxious
5. DO YOGA & MINDFULNESS
Yoga and mindfulness are great ways to relax and reduce stress. Yoga and mindfulness can help you to focus and concentrate. Yoga and mindfulness can also help you to relax and reduce anxiety. Yoga and mindfulness can also help you to focus and concentrate.
6. CONNECT WITH ANIMALS
Spending time with animals - playing with them and stroking them - can be a great hobby for managing anxiety.
7. WATCH INSPIRING MOVIES
Watching inspirational movies and documentaries, or movies based on a true story,can be very uplifting and motivational to make positive changes in our lives.
8. Talk to a Friend
Finding a way to regularly express your emotions can help you reduce your anxiety. Trapped emotions trigger tension and irritability, and can also result in physical symptoms.
9. COOK ENJOYABLE MEALS
Searching for healthy recipes and experimenting in the kitchen can help you eat healthily long-term, which can make enormous changes to your anxiety levels.
Processed foods contain additives, and according to research these ingredients can promote anxiety, while reduce mood and social behavior.
Best foods for Mental Health
- wild caught salmon
- raw egg yolks
- olive oil, ghee, coconut OilMeT Oil
- fermented foods
- organic grass-fed meat
- wild frozen blueberries,
- pinto beans
- tart cherries
10. Using Hygge to Calm Anxiety
Hygge is one of those things no one knows how to pronounce or understands what it is. I know this because at work, we all had a good time trying to design a marketing campaign around it
- A hot drink to sip slowly and pace yourself
- Lit candles to infuse scent and warmth into your space
- A warm shower or bath to relax tense muscles
- Card games played with people you love who understand your anxiety
- Warm soup for the ultimate comfort meal
- Comfy yoga pants to cuddle up in after a long day
- Journal to write down your anxieties and feelings
- Clean, uncluttered space to promote minimalism and a clear mind