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Mindful Hobbies To Promote Self-Care In The Garden Room

There has been growing awareness about the importance of taking time for yourself over the last few years.

In this increasingly fast-paced world, more people are realising it is not selfish to slow things down and enjoy some time alone.

That is why mindful hobbies have become more popular, as they enable people to focus on the present and not let themselves get distracted by external factors.

Here are some of the most popular hobbies you could enjoy if you want to become more mindful:


You might not consider yourself particularly creative, but maybe you’ve never allowed yourself the opportunity to find out how crafty you can be.

Why not have a go at making soap or candles, origami, scrapbooking, painting or upcycling furniture and see how good you are at it?

Sewing and knitting

Sewing and knitting are great antitheses to “today’s fast-paced and increasingly digital world”, according to Amanda Pollard from

Speaking with Country Living, she noted that searches for ‘sewing rooms’ had risen by over 2.5 times in the first quarter of 2023 in comparison with the same three-month period in 2022.

At the same time, ‘workshop’ and ‘craft room’ had both been searched more this year compared with last.

Doing something with your hands, such as sewing and knitting, is repetitive and rhythmic, which encourages relaxation and a sense of calm.

Flower arranging

Many people enjoy gardening when they want to do something mindful, but have you ever tried flower arranging?

This can be something to do when the weather turns colder and wetter, as you can sit inside your Brighton garden room and come up with different ways to arrange the flowers you have picked.

Not only is the act relaxing, but you can feel a sense of pride and accomplishment when the finished product looks beautiful and professional.


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