Healing power of Hobbies!

@chavezrmc (5524)
Philippines
April 12, 2007 8:06am CST
Hobbies provide a calming sense of control. It can reduce stress. How do you see your hobbies? What are the benefits you can get from it and how it affect your life?
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• United States
12 Apr 07
My hobbies are all geared toward craftiness...creating things in my home, with my own two hands, that I could easily go to a store and buy, like clothes and scarves and slippers and things like that. Knitting is a particularly special hobby for me. It helped me quit smoking when I was pregnant, and there's something very calming about the process. It's the same movement over and over again, but little by little you see it grow into something tangible and soft and marvelous. I also feel that participating in these sorts of activities binds me in a way to the people who lived a long time ago and had no choice but to knit their own scarves and bake their own bread. It makes me feel as though I'm remembering where we came from as a society a little. That's probably reading too much into it, but that's how I see it.
@chavezrmc (5524)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
nice to hear that there are still who are interested to kinds of hobby that you like. i am also in cross stitch before and i just can't take my eyes off of it. but now that i am working full time i can't have the time to go on. So i am doing my hobbies now that i can do even i am also working home. thanks for sharing here.
@lvap0628 (731)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
It's a good way to unwind after a full day's work. For me reading or simply listening to music relieves the stress I get from the office.
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
21 Apr 07
I agree that hobbies are good for the soul. They are relaxing and give a sense of accomplishment. They are also a good way to meet others with similar interests, and that of course is good for the soul, as well.