Best Hobbies To Help You Relax After Work
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Best Hobbies To Help You Relax After Work

Cicely McFarlane August 29, 2022

After a long day of work, lectures, or school, sometimes switching off and relaxing can be challenging.

However, this is necessary to stop yourself from feeling overwhelmed and mentally strained.

This is to ensure that you can be as productive as possible, yet also have an outlet to look forward to after a long day.

Here are some of the best ways to achieve this, and some hobbies that you can do from the comfort of your own home to clock out for the day and enjoy some downtime.


If you are someone who enjoys art, then using this as a creative outlet to relax when work or your studies become a bit too much, can be a great way to keep a level head.

Creating some great artwork can also be a very rewarding hobby, as you then get a great piece of art or something you can use at the end of whatever project you decide to throw your efforts into.

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Studies proved that crocheting has huge effects in reducing stress and anxiety due to it having the ability to relax your state of mind.

This hobby also increases productivity greatly. Due to this being a hand-eye coordination hobby, studies also show the health benefits that this can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s from 30-50%. As with art, this hobby will not only relax you, it will leave you with a great design piece at the end of it.


If you are more musical than artistic then unwinding by playing some of your favourite instruments, or even learning a new one, can benefit you in creating a calming environment at home through doing activities and hobbies that are outside your daily work routine.

There are many different apps and YouTube tutorial videos that can assist you if you want to learn a new instrument or certain songs. This can be a beneficial pastime!

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Cicely McFarlane is a 23-year-old Graduate from Cardiff University. She has an undergraduate degree in History, and has just completed her master’s in Journalism, Media, and Communications. Whilst studying, she contributed to the Student Newspaper, as well as the student magazine named Quench. This fuelled her passion for writing further and enjoys reviews on the latest trends and TV shows, as well as commenting on important issues that occur today. She is a content writer for Freshered Magazine for over a year where she specifically tailors and creates articles for the Freshered audience. She is excited to grow as a journalist as she continues to expand her topics and horizons.