This week the I discuss how my hobby has helped me deal with the stress of the last year. The last 12 months have been incredibly difficult for most people, particularly for those that have lost loved ones. And while I count myself incredibly fortunate to have got this far relatively unscathed, I have not been immune to the pressures that the last 12 months have inflicted on all of us. But I realised recently that things could have been a lot worse was it not for my hobby. This week The Quarantined Wargamer discussed how having a pastime (and our hobby in particular) is one way to deal with the deleterious effects on our mental health that COVID and Lockdown can impose on us.
I'd really like to hear from you and hear your own stories. How has your hobby helped you get through these extraordinary times? And will it change the way you view your hobby in the years to come?
Our hobby, has been a very healing component of my 2020 and 2021. I hope it is to many others. Thanks for the insightful video BigLee. AJReplyDelete
Your welcome. Keeping busy with my hobby has always been my bulwark against the craziness of real life!Delete
Hobby helped a lot last year but must confess been struggling to maintain enthusiasm past few weeks, but still always reading Blogs etc.ReplyDelete
Ups and downs, we all have them and I'm no exception.Delete
We have the same CEV household shielding issues. Having an indoor hobby this last year has been a great relief throughout furlough and then working from home again. Although it is sedentary, it is something tactile and hands-on that doesn't need swiping or working through a screen.ReplyDelete
I've been glad of the opportunity to work from home but it would have so much harder of I hadn't had a hobby to 'fill in the blanks'.Delete