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7 Activities and Hobbies to help you Be More Mindful

7 Activities and Hobbies to help you Be More Mindful

The world has become more connected than ever, with just the push of a few buttons, you can connect with anyone around the world. You would think that all of the world’s connectivity would lead people to feel more purpose in life, but that is not the case.

People feel more isolated and lonely than ever before. Why? Just being connected to people is not enough, you also have to satisfy your desire to connect with the world around you. When you engage in more mindful activities, you are able to make a holistic connection with the world. Here are seven activities and hobbies to help you be more mindful.

#1 Hiking

Hiking is a great way to appreciate the world around you and get some exercise at the same time. To have a good hike, choose a location that has an incline that is reasonable for you and your fitness level. You can go to a national park or a local hiking spot that is easy to get to. Make sure that you have good hiking shoes and water.

#2 Woodworking

Woodworking can be a highly enjoyable hobby. When you are working with wood or even wood parts, you can connect with one of nature's raw elements. You can make toys, furniture, frames, or even a dwelling. Woodworking can be extremely gratifying because you can use the fruits of your labor after you have finished your project.

#3 Sewing

Sewing can be a mindful hobby for several reasons. First of all, when sewing, you can repair old clothing so that you don’t have to purchase new clothing so often. Apart from that, you can make clothing for friends and family. You can find sustainable ways to recycle clothing, and when you sew, you get into a zone that is calm and therapeutic.

#4 Running or Walking Outdoors

Running and walking are great ways to exercise, and when you exercise outside, you can take in the local scenery. If you are not a runner, you can start by just running a few minutes each time you go out; alternatively, you can go for a nice long walk and meditate while you are walking.

#5 Gardening

Gardening is a hobby that allows you to enjoy time outdoors while you also grow food for yourself and your family. The awesome thing about gardening is that it is also a way for you to get exercise. You don’t have to make a huge and elaborate garden; even a small garden can be enjoyable to maintain.

#6 Bird Watching

Bird watching can be extremely interesting. You may be surprised by the variety of birds that you have in your local area. You can make or buy a bird feeder and watch the different birds that come to the feeder. This is a great way to appreciate nature and support it as we

#7 Volunteering

There is no end to the different ways that you can volunteer. If you have a skill, you can volunteer to use your skill for free in a local sector where it is needed. You can volunteer to feed the hungry, clean your neighborhood, work with local farmers, or you can even volunteer at your local church. When you give your time and energy to serve the better good of your community, you feel great about yourself, and you also make your community stronger. You can also choose to do volunteer work in a different part of the world where there is a need; in that way, you are contributing to the good of the global community.

Mindful Hobbies Matter

The great thing about being mindful is that you don’t have to do anything grandiose. You just have to engage in an activity that in some way connects you to something bigger than yourself. It can even just be an activity that helps you to appreciate your place in the world. Mindful activities can inspire you to make the world a better place. The world needs more mindful people, so find ways to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life.


This article was submitted exclusively to CrystalWind.ca by Sierra Powell.

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