Dear readers, it is extremely hot and humid today in this part of the world where I live. The temperature has gone up to 42 degrees Celcius but it feels like 45+. The weather is unbearable but with the help of colors, paints, and my canvas, the day seems to be going okay.
Today’s post is solely dedicated to all the hobbies that I picked up when my brain goes through too much chaos. I can be called a person with multipotentiality, a word that I learned recently. I have seen a surge of posts on other social media platforms focusing on the creative side of the people. People have found time to get back to their hobbies when the lockdown was imposed. Some found their true calling in these times while others indulged in finding peace away from the screen.
The initial days of the lockdown
The cooking fever was real. I was cooking five meals a day and was experimenting with a lot of new recipes. The humans of the house were ecstatic and worried at the same time. Happy to try new food and sad because they knew it would not last long. Because I had too much time in hand and planning was not my forte, cooking became the focus of my day. Of course, the time came when lockdown went on forever and I decided to build a routine for my day.
Do I enjoy cooking? Absolutely, I still cook three or four meals a day. However, picking up a camera to record isn’t a tempting thought anymore. The onset of summer made it impossible to continue the elongated process of cooking and shooting. Pregnancy is another reason for my sudden change of interest, I guess. Anyway, long story short, this mama has found solace in colors and canvases nowadays.
The chaos of the mind seems to be calm when I paint. It’s been a few months since I have started painting. The mania doesn’t look like it is going to stop anytime soon. After reading a bit about this on the internet I decided to speak to a few of my loved ones who love to draw and paint.
In a world where everything is fast-paced and being glued to our screens for hours is quite normal. it is important to slow down. Relax, a little. Did you know, each color has a different impact on our brain/mood/emotions?
Here are a few fun facts that I have learned recently about different colors which help you to calm down:
- Blue: It is considered to be a very soothing color. It helps in calming your mind and reduces tension. You might have noticed that it is often used in bedrooms because of its ability to help people sleep.
- Green: It symbolizes nature. It is visually soothing and playing on canvas helps our senses to calm down. We often feel relaxed and calm when sitting in a park or a garden because we’re surrounded by nature’s most beautiful colors.
- Pink: This has to be on top of my list. Here is an interesting fact about this color, Feng Shui believers often use pink to soothe the energy in a room and keep it understated. The color helps you to feel calm and bring peace into a room
- White: Unsurprisingly, whites can also be remarkably calming. I love to play with this color on a darker shade of a canvas.
Which hobby or a new skill did you acquire during these times? We all are focusing on our health and keeping a check on mental health is equally important too. These hobbies or activities helps in keeping our mind calm 🙂
This post is a part of Blogchatter Half Marathon.
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