Monday, 16 August 2021

How Pursuing Hobby Helps to De-stress

 After the Pandemic started and because of lockdown we all were bound to stay indoors as much as possible, it's being observed that stay at home has badly affected the mental health of many.

We were not used to this lifestyle, not going to public places or friends or relative's houses, staying in, and not being to meet many. 

Most of the people spent time watching some series on Netflix or Youtube but again excess of that also gets boring.

Like many others, I also thought of pursuing my long lost hobbies to engage myself in some creative work and feel happy :) 




Pursuing a hobby actually helps a lot to de-stress

* Our minds get excited when there is a new and exciting thing to do and accepts that challenge and that helps to change our mood :) 

* A calming activity like painting or gardening lowers the stress level and relaxes the mind.

* Group activities like painting or baking with kids are fun.

* Writer and Poets feel satisfied and happy when they are able to write something good.

* Hobby time is away from regular work time, be it office work some daily household chores

so it's ME time.

* It helps to declutter our mind, we stop thinking about negative things and problems and mind is diverted towards hobby ideas.

* It takes our mind to a new world of imagination.


After marriage and with small kids, my schedule was too hectic, sometimes it was even difficult to get time to relax.

So this free time during the lockdown period gave me enough time to relax and do what I was not able to do earlier. I started spending more time on writing ( which is a part of my profession) as well as some time to do other hobbies like Painting :)

I used to do a lot during my school days than there was a long break. 

Thankfully last year I started again.

I started with bottle art. 

It was something different from the ones I was doing during my school days but I thoroughly enjoyed it:) 

First I saw some Youtube videos to get some ideas of doing bottle arts and paints and then ordered some good sets of paintbrushes and acrylic colors from Amazon.

And started doing it on various glass bottles which were already there in my kitchen :)

( Just cleaned them well ) 

Now have placed those glass bottles as Home Decor at many places in my house and feel happy whenever I see them.

My art & My Happiness :) 

My daughters also did some as they also got excited at the thought of doing bottle art.

Sharing some pics 











This blog post is a part of Blog Challenge by ' Blogaberry Dazzle ' hosted by Cindy D'Silva , Noor Anand Chawla & sponsored by Bakes By Daizy 


Ghazala 




28 comments:

Anita Singh said...

Actually this helps πŸ‘
Aapne to itne acche ideas bhi diye 😍😍 thank you so much
Aaj k samay me aisi hi inspirational post ki jarurat hai πŸ‘πŸ‘

Monikagarggoyal said...

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Divya (div80ya) said...

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Cindy D'Silva said...

Oh yes, we have done so many things during the pandemic. Some that I don't like also. Good post.

Satabdi said...

YouTube is a saviour,isn't it? There's no information that we cannot find on the platform.

We women have so many talents that we're forced to give up in for household responsibilities and bringing up children.

I'd say that the pandemic has given us much misery but the one silver lining for us is that we have been forced to slow down and evaluate our priorities.

Deliciously Alive said...

Painting is very therapeutic and you have converted old bottles into beautiful objects with Bottle Art. The fact that you implemented what you learnt from You Tube is truly commendable!
Mayuri/Sirimiri

Mayura Amarkant said...

Lockdown taught all of us the importance of having a hobby. I belong to the generation where we were told to focus on our studies and nothing else. It is only later that I started pursuing my hobbies. Loved your post, I shared it with my son and friends as well. Keep writing!

smita saksena said...

You are doing amazing work dear...it's so beautiful. You are following your hobby passionately and that's wonderful. Keep it up!

Memory Flies said...

Yes, during this lockdown I also did a lots of painting. My hobby is also painting. During school time I learned and did lots of order work. Your bottles look awesome.

Aditi Kapur said...

Lockdown allowed us to revive our hobbies. I agree that hobbies help distress and that translates to good mental health. Thanks for sharing your wonderful hobby:)

Shreemayee said...

Yes, as a children we all did nurture hobbies that gave us happiness. Reviving them is the best way to de-stress in our complicated and busy life. I have already seen this artistic transformation of the bottles on your Instagram feed. Really appreciate how nicely you've done.

every corner of world said...

Pursuing a hobby is always motivating. It keeps us alive apart from our daily schedule. I must say youtube helps us to learn many new things and we all should invest our time to pursue at least one hobby. Thanks you find yours which turned out amazing (The pictures say everything. Kudos.)

Harjeet Kaur said...

We all have reinvented ourselves and started digging out interests that have been buried since childhood. You have listed out the best options to keep ourselves occupied. Painting bottles with your kids is a great way to relax. They are really beautiful.

Ritu said...

Love your artwork. So true. We can't be on the hamster wheel the whole and hobbies are the perfect way to relax. It doesn't have to be something major. But something that we love and helps us unwind.

suhavijay said...

Loved your art pieces. I totally agree to your points. I use coloring as my relaxation technique

Unknown said...

Hobbies definitely help alot and the best way to destress with something that interests you. I do a little bit of painting with my daughter. Loved your ideas.

Manisha Garg said...

Pursuing a hobby is the best gift one can give oneself. I used to love painting and doing creative stuff but with a toddler, I find it difficult to squeeze in time. Hopefully soon. Your artwork is fabulous and creative.

Vasumathi DS Ponday said...

I agree completely. It provides for distractions, keeps your mind off unnecessary thoughts, brings you joy and a sense of accomplishment. Also they make for great personalized gifts :-)

Sindhu Vinod Narayan said...

It's good to take up a Hi bby and unwind. Not only relaxed body but also mind. The artworks look fabulous

Mehul Kaku said...

I second this post. A hobby is a happiness. It is the best way to keep your monkey mind engaged. I like to know the ‘how’ part. Maybe I will encourage my daughter to give it a try.

Shail Thosani said...

Having a hobby at any time is very therapatic and specially during the lockdown having some activity to take your mind off the depressing times is very necessary. Many have even discovered their hobby during this time. Very well written and very encouraging post!

Abha Singh said...

I totally agree pursuing a hobby is a great stress buster. Being a blogger I actually feel so happy when I write a small poem or post for my blog. Wonderful post and very well written.

Madhu said...

We all need hobbies. And during the pandemic when we have been stuck at home, these hobbies have been a lifesaver to keep us occupied and reduce stress. The bottles look very pretty.

Raghav said...

Thank you! I get asked a lot that why am I ruining my work life balance by spending hours on writing and other content after my office gets over. I'll just share this post with them from now on.

Pooja Jha said...

Well said, some of us have got time for our hobbies only after the 1st lockdown/quarantine and We(me and kids) love drawing and Calligraphy. Will take out more time now onwards for our hobbies.

A Lady Lawyer said...

Wow your bottle designs are so cute! Kudos on picking up a hobby that creatively satisfies you!
Noor Anand Chawla

KickUpstairs said...

Really creative. Although I did not get enough time but still f getting peace I started learning warli Art.
Hobby or any work which we love to do should never suppressed.