One of the best things you can do for your mental health is to focus on something unrelated. Take some time away from work to use your brain and skills on something new. Engaging in a hobby can give you an opportunity to stop multi-tasking and focus solely at the task at hand. Plus, maybe you’ll find a new passion or meet some new friends.
Vancouver has innumerable opportunities to unleash your creativity. Look up your local community centre. There’s everything from drawing to photography to computers to singing to violin.
How about trying a drop-in improv class
? Many places in Vancouver offer weekend photography workshops
. Or grab some friends and go to Raw Canvas
. You can share some dinner while unleashing your inner Da Vinci on the provided canvases. Or, if you’re more a lover of viewing art, check out the Vancouver Art Gallery. There are discounts Tuesday nights. How about hosting a knitting night?
Gaining a new skill can improve your confidence and positively impact other areas of your life. Concentrating on a hobby can also help to release stress, which can increase your happiness and lead to better productivity at work and at home.