Hobbies are the perfect way for those trying to fill spare time or even a way to take your mind off things.
Every year kicks off with National Hobby Month in January and what better time than now to find a little fun to carry on through the new year.
We spoke with Jeremy Truxillo who owns Big Boy Toys and Hobbies in Lafayette and says hobbies can help relieve stress and are fun for just about any age.
“A hobby is definitely something that you can start as a kid and grow with for your entire life. We have customers that start as low as four and five years old and the sky’s the limit.” said Truxillo.
“I think some of our older customers might be in their late 80’s. A lot of us live in a very stressful face paced life and this is just something that helps get your mind off of the daily stresses.”
Studies have shown that hobbies like cooking and writing can gives your mind a break from anxiety and tension because you’re focusing on a completely unrelated activity.
Allowing your mind to take a break with a hobby can help refocus your thoughts and relieve both stress and anxiety from many situations.