Hobbies & Improving Mental Health

Everyone needs a bit of ‘me’ time, a chance to escape doing a hobby they enjoy. Now, perhaps more than ever, issues surrounding mental health have been at the forefront of the media. Due to the heightened stress and anxiety that the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has brought upon the nation, this important topic is now getting the publicity it deserves and there are things we can do to combat the stress and strains of everyday life. Harvard Health information even suggests that long-term health benefits of participating in hobbies can include an overall lower blood pressure and lower levels of long-term stress.

Other studies show that participating in hobbies are a great way to feel positive and healthy and achieve a sense of well-being. This is certainly one way people are rallying during these trying times. Creative hobbies, such as mosaic art, stimulate the brain to release endorphins. Endorphins are the chemicals produced by the body to relieve stress and pain. This means that ultimately, mosaic art promotes happiness, wellness and is cathartic. Even listening to music as you work has been linked with elevated feelings of happiness and lowered stress and is a great way to multitask whilst you get lost in the process fo mosaic art.

As well as making you feel upbeat, taking up a hobby such as mosaic art means you are less likely to suffer from stress and depression as it provides a break from responsibilities and work and gives an outlet to use your free time to do something you love or care about.

On top of that, you will have a real sense of accomplishment and pride once all your hard work is realised and your piece is finished! Why not show your friends and family by posting photos of your work on social media? Or better yet why not share your work with the Hobby Island Facebook page or our email? We can be reached at info@hobby-island.co.uk. We also have a specially dedicated section on our website to display some stunning mosaic artwork to celebrate our customers creative achievements and for others to gain some inspiration- https://hobby-island.co.uk/gallery

 

Stay safe, try and remain positive, and all the very best from us here at Hobby Island Mosaics!