We all know that self-care can take so many different forms - a soothing bubble bath, an evening of Netflix, heading to bed early, or ordering in, but hobbies can be an important part of your self-care routine, too. Whether you're into practicing something creative, looking for a relaxing activity, or looking to step outside your comfort zone, having go-to hobbies as part of your self-care routine can help to enhance your self-esteem, boost your mood, and add more enjoyment to your life.
Like getting outside, there are many benefits of bringing plants indoors. In addition to reducing stress and improving your mood, plants can help to improve air quality by removing toxins. If you lived near a particularly busy road, plants near your windows may also help to dampen any outdoor noise. Plus, being a plant parent gives you something to care for which, in and of itself, can be beneficial for you mental health. If you find it hard to keep your plant green and full of life, we've put together some of easiest plants to care for to help you step into plant parenthood.
While video games are often thought to be a mindless activity, there actually are some pretty cool benefits of grabbing a game to play. Video games can actually help improve memory, problem-solving ability, and help you make decisions faster. Plus, getting lost in another world can help to relieve stress and take your mind off of any pain that you're feeling. While any video game you enjoy can be a great act of self-care, if you're feeling frustrated by a certain level, or the constant adventure is just stressing you out, we've put together of list of some relaxing video games for you to escape with.