Though cooking can be a tedious chore for some, it is a pleasurable and stress-busting hobby for those who enjoy it. It works almost as a therapy to clear your mind and serves as a creative outlet. Simply cutting and chopping food can be a great calming ritual.
In addition to the immediate gratification that it offers, cooking provides a good sensory experience, thanks to all the aroma, flavors, visual delight and sizzling sounds. The fact that it allows you to nurture others makes it all the more meaningful and fun.
8. Pet Keeping
Petting your dog or having your cat on your lap can be naturally soothing. Research shows that living with pets can provide several health benefits, such as reducing stress, improving your mood, lowering high blood pressure, and lowering triglyceride and cholesterol levels.
Studies have found that heart attack patients who own pets survive longer than those who don’t have pets.
Interestingly, a number of pediatricians and clinics incorporate aquarium therapy to promote positive mental health as it helps calm the mind and alleviate anxiety.
Keeping a pet, however, is more than a hobby. It is a responsibility with the reward of unconditional love from your beloved pet. Different breeds of dogs, cats, birds, fish, rabbits, ferrets and guinea pigs are some of the most popular pets that people keep.