Positive thoughts and practices are the
weights that keep us sharp and toned.
Hiiiii! My name is Abigail and weather affects my mood. (And the room says, “Hi Abigail” LOL!)
I don’t know why we still change time, but my mind and body definitely have to take a moment to adjust each year. Five o clock starts to feel like 9 o'clock and I just miss having more sunshine in my afternoons.
Until I can find a way to make the states change that rule, lol (for real though) I have a few hobbies that I enjoy throughout the year, and make sure I put them into play during the fall and winter months. If you are interested in finding a fun and new hobby, let me introduce you to a few of mine.
Coloring sparks my joy! It’s been a form of therapy I’ve enjoyed for years even before it started to trend again. It’s an inexpensive hobby that only takes a few supplies.
Listening to music, an audio book, a podcast or silence are great ways to stimulate your mind in the best way. And the kid in you will be so happy.
1. Trying New Recipes
I love trying new things and Pinterest supports my habit to the utmost!
Sometimes I will get unfamiliar vegetables from a local source that I haven’t cooked with before, so I’ll find a new recipe online.
I also look for new recipes when I need a different way to cook something I often eat. Sometimes I don’t want to make turkey sausage the way I regularly make it. So, I’ll look for a new recipe that contains ingredients I already have in my kitchen.
Working out is so beneficial to the mind.
No matter how much I might've dreaded getting to the point of working out, afterwards, I always get a boost of confidence and energy because I know I just did something to better myself as a whole. (and I do my best not to go in the kitchen and wipe out all the calories I burned lol)
Those are three hobbies I use as seasonal depression antidotes. Do you enjoy any of these hobbies? Leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you.
Until next time.