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?