As all of us have been spending a fair amount of time indoors recently, coming up with creative ways to tackle boredom is sometimes challenging. We have provided a list to help you if you have run out of ideas.
This basically includes listening to calm and relaxing music, playing an instrument, writing songs, dancing or moving parts of your body to help manage stress. Seventeenth century English dramatist William Congreve wrote: “Music has charms to soothe the savage beast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.” and he was right. It has been shown to have a wealth of benefits for our minds and bodies, you don’t even need to have a musical bone in your body to achieve the stress relief of music therapy.
Yoga is an exercise that can be adapted for people of all types. Whether it’s seated yoga for elderly residents of a care home or simple breathing exercises (pranayama), yoga can increase blood flow and lower stress levels. Yoga has a huge variety of poses that don’t just require physical exertion to help aid relaxation.
Doing a jigsaw puzzle is one of the most relaxing and stress relieving activities. Puzzles and games like word searches and sudoku also improve our creative thinking ability, enhance self-esteem and reduce stress. They can also help us to work cooperatively, as working together with someone to complete a jigsaw puzzle can be a fun way to pass the time.
Art is an opportunity for expression and communication, which has proven to be an effective method of therapy for people who find it difficult to express their thoughts and feelings verbally. On top of that however, art therapy is a lot of fun, no matter a person’s age or situation, there is a way to adapt art therapy to suit them. Art therapy basically includes anything visually creative, such as drawing, painting, collages and more.
We hope this list will help alleviate some of your stress, especially during difficult times. For more insights, please visit our blog page. Our goal is to provide affordable stairlift solutions to people with mobility issues, allowing full use of the home. If you require more information or would like help and advice deciding on the best stairlift option, get in touch with us today.