Hobbies during depression

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After my latest threpy session i have been looking into hobbies and wondered what everyone else has been doing if any?

I go for walks listening to music which clears my head and I used to be apart of a gym when I was a teen which used to give me a high so looking into that but apart from that i'm clueless so just wondering if anyone else ha a hobbie and if it helps?


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    I consistently work out. Cardio activities especially running helped a lot in getting rid of that frustration and get a better sleep. I recently started writing some blogs and stuff just to pass some time.

    I listen to a lot motivational/inspirational videos on youtube. It is like a daily dose of pill for me. It does help me believe that even though  life is not fun and seems hard there is always hope

    Watch movies in the theatre or binge watching a tv series.

    Out of all the above running is the one i like the most. 

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    i have just been the gym with my son and i still think of my girlfriend but i had a great day
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    i dont constantly work out, however i will go through phases, and usually 3 months a year, i will get very fit, an always eat healthy, n adequate excersise till next year etc,

    i always think that ppl, that are stuck with things to do, suffer from boredom etc, should go back to the basice in life, pen an paper and creativity, draw, write, any thing, i play guitar, an hate pen an paper lol, how ever, when im well i can play that lots, improve, learn more, play along to my fave songs, that can help with moods etc,

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    In the past cycling was my medicine unfortunately this time around it's not really worked but I think it's because I have little or no time. But I am hoping that the buzz will be back soon
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    well... i started doing restorative yoga. it's more relaxation than pretzeling legs and arms... after a while I took a beginners work shop in hatha yoga and it was really really good - even for someone who is not fit or sporty in any way.

    Then I love colouring - there are those new colouring books for adults that are really intricate and take your mind off everything. 

    I am also usually enjoying to knit and crochet, but right now nothing can make me smile. 

    Painting is another awesome way to express yourself. Or pottery. 

    Golfing used to be my thing, because you must not think of anything other than that little white ball. Otherwise it goes in the rough and you are done... smile 

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      sad wen u go thru moments of nothing can make you smile, i guess if u live on ur own, things are way harder than if you lived with ppl, i guess worse again wud be to liv wiv ppl u dont get on with,

      sometimes i have to force myself, to do things that will make me smile, i find tellin ppl what i plan to do, can be a gd start, as then i'm kinda commited to myself to fullfill it, an ov course i like to show results smile

      you cud trry you tubing knitting or crochet sumfin bizzarre, fun, obscure even, cud even set u off into another hobby,

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    I do a few things. Firstly, I started writing my blog. I have found it hugely therapeutic, and it has helped others too. It has become very successful and I have even been approached about writing a book!

    I also do all sorts of needle work. I make cushions and quilts, I knit and crochet too.

    And I adore reading. There is nothing better than getting completely lost in a book.

    There are loads of hobbies you can do, either outdoors or indoors. Many people find exercise a great hobby as it releases endorphins (the feel good hormone), relaxes you, improves health and circulation, improves fitness and improves confidence.

    If you are able and like horses, horse riding is a great thing to do. I also do volunteer work at amazing places. I volunteered at a Big Cat sanctuary for about 18 months so got to work with lions, tigers, snow leopards, amur leopards and may more. It was incredible. I also volunteered at my local Hospice, which was humbling.


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