It’s a well-known adage the stress kills but getting involved in some stress-busting activities can make all the difference. Getting into a routine of uplifting and fun activities can make a huge difference to your emotional wellbeing.

Even dedicating just 30 minutes of your day to a hobby or fun game can boost your mood. If you can do this activity with a smile and a giggle, be it alone or shared, all the better!

Having fun and feeling joy through recreation and social activities is part of what makes us human. Recreation therapy, socializing, and leisure activities are so important for your wellbeing.

Stress-Busting Activities Are Important For Healing

Did you know your favorite activities and hobbies have therapeutic benefits and can work wonders for your self-esteem? Taking the time to engage in something creative can give you respite from your daily worries and anxieties.

Stress-busting activities can help us feel relaxed, refreshed, and healed. Listening to your favorite songs and swaying to the rhythm can bring back happy memories. Getting in touch with your creative side and making art can give you a real sense of achievement.

Growing older presents us with new challenges, but that shouldn’t stop us from doing the activities we love. Stimulating the brain with quizzes, puzzles and word games is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety.

Stress-busting activities can be enjoyed in a group setting, which can help you connect with others. On the other hand, many people enjoy doing activities on their own, such as reading or listening to audiobooks.

For very immobile patients placing a vase of fresh flowers by their bed can brighten their day. Sometimes offering patients something to touch provokes a smile of recognition. Another thing many patients enjoy is aromatherapy in the form of sweet-smelling herbal oils.

Elderly man happily shaking hands with rehabilitation staff after doing stress busting activities

Make Stress-Busting Activities Part Of Your Routine

Choosing an activity that you relish is important. Practising a new (or old!) skill every day will increase cognitive function and manage feelings of stress. Knitting, painting, watching a movie or chatting are all fantastic stress-busting activities you can incorporate into your routine.

Regular, fun activities form part of therapeutic recreation and are vital for the healing and recovery process. Such activities relieve stress, take your mind off your worries, and have huge physical and mental benefits.

At Haym Salomon Home for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Brooklyn NY, the wellbeing of our patients is our top priority. We get to know all of them on a personal level and learn about their preferences.

Whatever their passion, our multilingual staff do their best to facilitate their hobbies in a relaxed environment. We offer a variety of stress-busting activities to patients because we understand their healing power.

Contact us if you would like to learn more about our nursing home services. We accept most insurance plans including Medicare and Medicaid HMO PPO EPO MLTC’s as well as private care. Also we provide help with access to Medicaid.

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