Let’s cut to the chase. Is it really Christmas with the family if you don’t feel like pulling your hair out at least once during the festivities?
Whether you celebrate with a family of excited (and loud) kids, or older folks who are set in their ways, there is always a moment or two where you can’t help but glance at your watch to see how much time has passed.
If you often feel like you need to unwind after a big family get together like Christmas, finding your inner peace can be easier with a hobby on your side. Try some of these this holiday period to help you unwind:
Find a relaxing jigsaw puzzle
Finding a jigsaw puzzle that has clear borders and easily identifiable features is an easy way to bring yourself back to a state of calm. By organising all of the pieces by shape or colour and fitting them into the correct spot, you will generate a sense of self-satisfaction, which is known to soothe the mind.
Puzzles are also a great way to entertain yourself without the need of technology, so they’re perfect to do just before bed as they can tire your mind and lull you into a deeper, more fulfilling sleep.
Discover a new colouring book
Colouring books, especially those made for adults, can help you tap into your creative side and bring out your artistic skills. Due to the nature of work and the busyness of life, most of us often forget to unwind with our favourite pastimes and are left craving excitement and innovation. Whether we acknowledge it or not, not allowing our minds to have fun can make us grumpy, impatient and restless.
So, if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed after your Christmas gatherings, chances are you just need a new way to wind down from the craziness. More than helping your brain relax and tap into its natural creativity, colouring books, like puzzles can also help us sleep better at night as we aren’t spending the hours before bed on our phones or computers.
So, don’t be scared, grab your colouring pencils, crayons or textas and get started!
At Play Timeout! I have more than just puzzles and colouring books. I have all sorts of games and activities available in my shop so we adults can embrace the joys of being a child again. Don’t forget to check them out today!