As the pandemic started, I feel like a lot of people were in a funk. You were either extremely bored or had a ton of anxiety. With everything else going on in the world, you were probably trying to distract yourself from turning on the news or looking at social media. The American Psychological Association said that a constant feeling of stress has stayed pretty steadily over the summer months with feelings of anger and fear increasing.
How do we handle this?
DIY.com took it upon themselves (read more about the details from thehealthy.com) to conduct a survey that searched for the "most relaxing hobby." In other words, they were looking for activities that lowered your heart rate.
The most popular was knitting. Are you surprised? In addition, others were mentioned, such as gardening,, cooking, hiking and more. The article also recommended fishing, journaling or painting!