Finding Calm in the Chaos: Why You Need Slow Hobbies

Remember that constant knot of tension in your stomach? The feeling that there just aren’t enough hours in the day? We’ve all been there, caught in the whirlwind of the modern world. But there’s a quiet revolution brewing, a movement towards finding calm amidst the chaos – and it’s being championed by our favourite celebrities too.

Yes, you read that right. Even the stars we see on red carpets, the ones with seemingly perfect lives, embrace the art of slowing down. They’re turning to “slow hobbies,” activities that offer a refuge from the relentless pace of life.

Why the sudden shift?

Maybe you, like so many of us, are feeling burnt out. The pressure to constantly be “on” is taking its toll. We crave a sense of peace, a chance to reconnect with ourselves and the world around us.

Slow hobbies offer that sanctuary. They’re not about productivity or checking things off a list. They’re about mindfulness, creativity, and simply being present in the moment. Imagine unwinding after a long week by doing embroidery, needles rhythmically stitching a beautiful embroidery pattern, the calm focus washing away daily worries, like Deepika Padukone recently posted on her Instagram.


Or picture yourself painting, brushstrokes bringing a burst of color onto a canvas. Maybe you’ll find solace in journaling, pouring your thoughts and feelings onto the page and discovering a deeper sense of self.

These hobbies aren’t reserved for the rich or professional artists.  Anyone can pick up a colouring book and find a meditative escape, like Cara Delevingne.  Perhaps you’ll find grounding in the rhythm of planting seeds and nurturing life in your garden, just like Jake Gyllenhaal.

The beauty lies in finding what resonates with you. It’s about carving out a space in your day, no matter how small, to simply be.  In that space, you might find a renewed sense of calm, a spark of creativity, or a deeper connection to the world around you.

A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away.

Phyllis Mcginley

So, let’s take a break from relentless hustle together.  And embrace the slow.  Your mind, body, and soul will thank you for it. After all, isn’t that what truly matters?

Also read, ways to deal with overthinking.

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