Professor Pete Alexander

Stress Relief Tool – Hobbies

What you liked doing as a child can help you reduce your stress as an adult.

Use your visualization skills and think back to when you were a child. Do you remember what you did with your free time? Play outside? Read books? Watch movies? Draw and/or create art? Whatever it was, you did it because you liked doing it and it brought you joy.

Now ask yourself when was the last time you did one of those things you enjoyed as a kid? If you are burning the candle at both ends, chances are it’s been too long. Or what about a hobby you started as an adult that was pushed aside when your free time became scarce?

Whatever that hobby was, you were doing it because your “inner child” (the little kid inside all of us) wanted to do it, and now you may be feeling anxious because you are not being true to yourself. Consider scheduling just an hour each week to reconnect with this hobby you have missed. Your inner child will thank you.

And check out this interesting infographic that describes how creative hobbies can boost productivity and make you a happier, healthier employee.

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 30 years of Sales and Marketing experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to take action and overcome their self-imposed barriers to success using clever yet simple tools and techniques.

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