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A Different Type of Meditation (The Tedious Hobby)

Updated: Jul 20, 2023


In today's fast-paced world, it's more important than ever to find ways to slow down and take a break from the stress and noise. For many people, meditation is a go-to for relaxation and mindfulness. But for others, a tedious hobby can serve the same purpose.

A tedious hobby, such as stamp collecting, woodworking, knitting and crocheting requires a level of focus and attention to detail. The repetitive actions involved in the hobby can be calming, much like the repetition of a mantra in meditation. The act of focusing on the task at hand, instead of the distractions of the outside world, allows the mind to quiet and reach a state of calm.

In both meditation and a tedious hobby, the goal is not to finish as quickly as possible, but to savor the process and be present in the moment. This focus on the present can lead to a greater sense of well-being and a decrease in stress and anxiety.

Furthermore, the satisfaction of completing a project in a tedious hobby, whether it be a finished stamp collection or a beautifully crafted piece of furniture, can bring a sense of accomplishment and pride. This can lead to feelings of contentment and relaxation, much like the feelings of peace and inner calm that come from a successful meditation session.

In conclusion, a tedious hobby can serve as a form of meditation for those who find peace in the process. Whether it's the repetition of the actions, the focus on the present moment, or the satisfaction of completion, a tedious hobby can provide the same benefits as meditation. So, the next time you're looking for a way to unwind, consider picking up a tedious hobby and find calm in the process.

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