Discover new hobbies at home!
It’s been more than a year since the pandemic started. Everyone had a hard time adjusting to the new lifestyle that we are all forced to adapt to. It is not only our physical health that is at risk, but our emotional and mental health as well. We are all staying at home unless we are frontliners or we are the ones tasked to do the grocery shopping in our household. But among us, the ones who are probably having the hardest time are those at high risk of contracting the virus, like the older people in our household. Aside from the fact that they are not allowed to go out and socialize with extended family members, it is also hard for them to find new hobbies as not all of them are entertained by social media or Netflix. That’s why here are some hobbies researched by our team here at So Sure Bladder leakage pads, the first local brand of bladder leakage pad in the Philippine market that will keep us that your grandparents, parents or anybody older can try while staying at home:
Cooking or Baking
Whether you make it from scratch or you just started following simple recipes, it is fine! Food will always bring people closer together. Cooking for family members will equate to more interactions. Aside from that, you can also experiment on making healthy meals that will help your immune system. Rather than eating out, getting a takeaway or buying processed ready meals, whip up your own healthy dishes at home. Cooking or baking at home can also help with your mental health! There is a great sense of achievement when our loved ones enjoy the food we make. It can also boost your creativity when experimenting on new dishes or just simply decorating a cake.
Diamond painting or Color by number
It is said that painting promotes stress relief. Creating can be an avenue for stressed or anxious people to release emotions. Painting stimulates the artistic mind while also relieving mental tension. A low level of stress contributes to a happier, healthy lifestyle as well as improved mental health. Aside from the traditional way of painting on a canvas, diamond painting and color by number are examples of activities you can try. These methods are getting popular nowadays for all ages and are accessible to order online and can be delivered at your doorstep.
Since the pandemic started, the terms “ Plantitos” and “ Plantitas” have been trending. Gardening may require a lot of work, but once you start it you will never have enough of it. It’s difficult to beat the joy of sowing a seed and watching it grow
Here are just a few of the mental and physical benefits of getting out into the garden:
- Reducing stress levels.
- Sense of achievement.
- Getting out into the fresh air.
- Helping to keep fit and active.
- Can provide nutritious, healthy food.
Although we are still far from recovering as a country, everyday we can try to help ourselves look forward to another day. Don’t force yourself, but take one step at a time until you can get up again! Hope these tips were helpful.
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