Do you have a go-to activity that keeps your mind stimulated? Is it something that brings calm or calamity to your soul? Do you have the tendency to over-think? There are two things in particular that I have found to bring a sense of calm to my mind. You see, I am a thinker. My mind wanders a lot. I have the tendency to over-think. But when I engage in either of these two activities, my mind is focused on the task at hand, and is at peace.
Exercise (including yoga, running, boxing) is my favourite pastime activity, I mean, I teach exercise for a reason, I must believe in it :) But there's something else I believe is very stimulating and good for my soul. ART! I love creating things! I am not very good at painting or drawing but I love crafting and sewing. I love decorating my home with things I have made. I notice that whatever stresses that occupy my mind during the day are completely absent from my mind during the times I am engrossed in a project. To me, I call it Mindful Art! Art that brings peace and joy to my mind.
What do you do to stimulate your mind and keep it from stress?