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Working out. It nourishes the soul before the muscles.
Playing music is really important to me. Even something as simple as completing a scale brightens my day a little bit. Reading, though it my favorite activity. There’s so much peace to be had by becoming immersed in the written word. So much freedom to take what is there an empower it with your imagination.
Mostly distraction. I listen to a lot of music, watch cartoons (I’d recommend The Owl House, if you haven’t seen it), and (for an unknown reason) I can hyperfocus. I’m also growing Padrón chillies and chestnut mushrooms.
You can choose to hyperfocus? Only when you’re listening to music and watch cartoons or whenever you like?
I can’t control the actual hyperfocusing, but I can control the cause; so yeah, when I’m listening to music, watching cartoons, programming, or doing exams.
how did you learn that? I find it hard to access this.
Martial arts, cooking, hiking, and house/yard work.
Isn’t it something how sitting and paying attention for a while can reveal so much?
Programming, funnily enough! Well, usually that is… Working on a project and popping on some music along side generally leads to a good time.
Running has a way to make the bad thoughts go away
I got into nature photography a few years ago, and it’s been a really fun hobby. It gets me out of the house, and I’ve discovered a lot of local wild life that I didn’t know about. I post some pictures here.
Running, as for several people above. Singing / dancing (very poorly) as well. Journaling / writing down my thoughts when they get overwhelming.
On a regular basis, reading. It’s not a quick pick-me-up when I’m not doing great, but it improves my overall well-being.