Hobbies like knitting, calligraphy or constructing wooden construction kits aren't just enjoyable, they're also fully immersive for the brain. This means the mind has to focus on the task in hand, rather than indulging in destructive patterns of stress, anxiety and worry.
Having something to show for your time, effort and energy can also be re-affirming.
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If self-care was last year's mantra, then 2020 is all about allowing your mind and body the time and space to escape - especially in times of Corona and COVID-19.
We're living in turbulent times, with constant technological and environmental distractions, so it's no wonder the urge to escape and seek sanctuary in soothing activities that reconnect us to our sense of selves is gaining momentum.
7 scientifically-proven ways to switch-off for a while...
Escapism is the new self-care
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