Author: Sorting Last Post on Top Message:
CR_EDWARDS_2015 Posts: 283
2/3/14 8:33 P

Scrapbooking, embroidery, and reading :o)

¸.•♥ ´¸.•*♥´¨) ¸.♥•*¨)
(¸.•´ (¸ ;.♥•Carrie.♥
BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (107,996)
Fitness Minutes: (82,255)
Posts: 2,954
2/3/14 7:53 P

Crossword puzzles, 3000 PC jigsaw puzzles and reading!

LEANIE64 SparkPoints: (34,531)
Fitness Minutes: (22,799)
Posts: 1,905
2/3/14 7:42 P

genealogy, crocheting, quilting

KARENSCFLD52 SparkPoints: (2,772)
Fitness Minutes: (1,168)
Posts: 93
2/3/14 7:20 P

Reading, Quilting, Knitting and cooking. I love them all.

On my way today.
2/3/14 6:52 P

MOM2ACAT: A little bit useful? I think it's great that you donate infant hats. emoticon

Like Gold to Aery Thinness Beat. ~John Donne
TIG123GER SparkPoints: (76,906)
Fitness Minutes: (17,391)
Posts: 2,116
2/3/14 12:06 P

I love to read and do cross stitch.

Lay aside life-harming heaviness and entertain a cheerful disposition.
SBURDEN Posts: 5,994
2/3/14 11:10 A


BLITZAJ7 Posts: 154
2/3/14 10:43 A

Reading, photography, scrapbooking

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
Fitness Minutes: (11,285)
Posts: 3,116
2/3/14 10:26 A

Reading, crocheting, knitting

XXJDXX Posts: 116
2/3/14 5:37 A

Exercising, reading, woodworking, astrophotography, cooking...

JOYCECAIN SparkPoints: (97,104)
Fitness Minutes: (70,623)
Posts: 3,063
2/2/14 8:04 P

Reading, cross stitch.


SUEACCT SparkPoints: (35,309)
Fitness Minutes: (2,031)
Posts: 1,730
2/2/14 8:02 P

Quilting, needle work

DIGIT00 Posts: 4,957
2/2/14 7:25 P

We've had the 4th coldest winter on record here, so haven't been able to shoot much lately. I work in the garden to de-stress as well. Winter time I do more reading, crochet, cross stitch. Sometimes, It helps me to relax to go through and plan meals for the next week or two.

Laura, SW Ohio, EST

Wisdom doesn't come with age. It comes from understanding what you see.
SUSANYVONNE68 Posts: 253
2/2/14 2:10 P


MAMA_CD Posts: 1,505
2/2/14 2:09 P

knitting or crocheting

MAMA_CD...count your blessings!
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”
QUILTINGQUE Posts: 3,110
2/2/14 2:03 P

I love to make jewelry and quilts

Keep your feet firmly planted in the clouds!!

As God is my witness, I will never be fat again!!! (quote stolen from STACYLUE)
TRI_BABE Posts: 2,965
2/2/14 7:49 A

Yeah I used to sew too, but then it got expensive and it was less expensive to go buy something already made lol!

HHUGHES71 SparkPoints: (101,890)
Fitness Minutes: (51,044)
Posts: 5,100
2/1/14 11:43 P

reading and star gazing


With my feet on the ground and my heart attuned, I will reach for the stars (Camp Motto from Camp Crestridge for Girls in NC).

The sovereign Lord is my strength. He makes my feet like the feet of the deer and enables me to go on the hike. Hab 3:19
SHERYLDS Posts: 14,396
2/1/14 11:00 P

I love to sew (clothes, curtains, drapes, upholstery) comes in handy for alterations.
It used to be a lot less expensive.

Sheryl NJ-EST. EL for 2016 5% Challenge/Spirited UnderDawgs

Asses to Ashes, Guts to Dust
Getting Rid of this Weight is an Absolute Must
DOOBIE893 SparkPoints: (55,158)
Fitness Minutes: (11,959)
Posts: 6,242
2/1/14 10:59 P


KKLENNERT809 Posts: 9,569
2/1/14 10:54 P


I did my best today, tomorrow I will do even better.
UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
2/1/14 8:51 P


ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (140,791)
Fitness Minutes: (123,740)
Posts: 9,323
2/1/14 8:44 P

Volunteer at a library or school, they need people who can move quickly to keep up with the young people, seriously, seniors might have a problem doing that, but you are in good shape. Maybe you could help with coaching kids in some sport. Just not doing the same thing would be relaxing, but not require sitting.

Edited by: ETHELMERZ at: 2/1/2014 (20:46)
SUZZQ4LIFE SparkPoints: (33,692)
Fitness Minutes: (14,742)
Posts: 1,232
2/1/14 7:48 P

I love to read, enjoy being on SparkPeople, gardening in the summer, baking & sharing my goodies with neighbors and friends, and watching movies.

HEALTHYGRAMMY49 Posts: 18,943
1/31/14 7:20 P

Hiking in the Redwoods.

Blessings, Bev

I Can Do It! ... YOU Can Do It! ... WE Can Do It!

2015 Summer 5% Challenge
TeddyBear Team
PDT: Pacific Daylight Time
PAMLICO-DAZE SparkPoints: (46,810)
Fitness Minutes: (34,007)
Posts: 1,215
1/31/14 6:08 P

Reading, knitting and quilting

Remember to take time to enjoy the journey!
UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
1/31/14 5:51 P


MOM2ACAT SparkPoints: (190,535)
Fitness Minutes: (41,579)
Posts: 30,457
1/31/14 5:33 P

I love reading, crocheting, and knitting on my Knifty Knitter loom. I've also dabbled in making beaded jewelry.

I often make hats to donate to our local cancer resource center, and I make infant hats to donate to the hospital. I'm not able to work because I am disabled, so making and donating the hats makes me feel like I am doing something at least a little bit useful.

My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

A. A. Milne

BANKER-CHUCK Posts: 5,965
1/31/14 3:59 P

Motorcycle riding...called Wind Therapy.


1/1/10 Start Wht 279 lbs
12/1/15 Goal 180

**Maintain** "OR" set new Goal! 170's maybe??
1/31/14 3:54 P

I like to crochet and scrapbook, and string beads for jewelry.

Like Gold to Aery Thinness Beat. ~John Donne
1/31/14 3:48 P

My most relaxing hobby is shooting. The amount of focus it requires forces me to let the rest of the world go and just concentrate on the target. That it requires absolute steadiness forces me to control my breathing in to a relaxed state, which seems to transfer to my state of mind.

It doesn't matter how stressed out I was when I got there - by the time I leave I am relaxed and happy.

Start weight: 240 lbs
Surgeon says Maintenance: 160 lbs (reached Jan. 23, 2014)
Revised Maintenance Weight: 155 lbs (reached March 7, 2014)
Revised again: 150 lbs (reached May 27, 2014)

Afraid of a colonoscopy? Believe me - they are much less frightening than surgery and chemotherapy.

Colonoscopies allow polyps to be removed before they can become cancer, or let cancers be found before they are too widespread. Please don't let fear stop you - cover your butt!
EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
1/31/14 9:02 A

Exercise of all kinds relaxes me, as does working, volunteering and my art.

Reading for pleasure is also a great way I relax.

Guess, just generally keeping busy with positive activities.

Moving in new directions.
TRI_BABE Posts: 2,965
1/31/14 8:50 A

Great ideas everyone. I actually do Yoga on a regular basis. I walk too but recently we've had snow emergencies here and -15 temperatures so it hasn't been so conducive... I'm trying to get away from working out mentally and physically. Obviously not totally but I think the mind/body need a break from it and thinking about it too.

I really dislike sitting still is part of the problem, but I know I need it for balance. For example, I do read - but sit on a stationary bike when doing so or on a treadmill... I also tend to read self-improvement or how-to books, perhaps I need something like fiction where I am NOT trying to work something or be productive all the time!

That's also why I'm considering volunteer teaching something, where you are helping someone else, and maybe moving/walking around versus just sitting, but then that's taking on more responsibility than maybe I have time for.

I'm kind of Type-A if you haven't noticed, LOL, but seriously am looking for balance.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,223
1/31/14 8:42 A

I like to make quilts, it's an expensive hobby though.

1/31/14 8:19 A

I get into phases when I like to make scrapbooks and make beaded necklaces. I'm not particularly artistic, but I found that I get inspired when I see the scrap supplies and beads at the store (even Walmart), tend to buy some, and that gets me going in full steam production mode.

When I do these, it's just because I enjoy sitting there, usually with my kids making a mess with my supplies, but having fun together, so I fill a book with everything but pictures and give them as gifts. I've given them to friends having babies, getting married, graduating, and some I made as a family theme, for mom friends for no reason. I have yet to give any necklaces away, I feel a little self conscious about them, but I still have fun making them,

MISTYDAZE42 SparkPoints: (32,144)
Fitness Minutes: (13,355)
Posts: 774
1/31/14 8:17 A

I enjoy reading, and working out.

Life is GOOD!!
DREBEAR Posts: 513
1/31/14 8:14 A

I love to draw and paint. I have started doing digital art which is drawing with my computer. I use a program called sketchbook pro. It has elevated my artwork dramatically. emoticon

1/31/14 8:12 A

Yoga is awesome for relaxation and it would compliment your exercise routine improving your flexibility which is something athletes often overlook.

Reading, knitting or another craft and walking in the forest are also ways I like to relax.

I volunteer coaching my sons soccer team and at his school with math which are rewarding but not relaxing.

Edited by: JUSTEATREALFOOD at: 1/31/2014 (08:19)
JERF - Just Eat Real Food

I'm a Certified Personal Trainer.

I'm not a doctor or dietitian. I'm just a real whole foods nutrition nerd.

I eat mostly vegetables, fats, meats, some fruit and dark chocolate. Unprocessed and preservative free. And it's changed my life!

Goal weight 125lbs
38 years old
2 kids

Lowering my A1C and keeping my blood sugar levels eating LCHF.
LEC358 SparkPoints: (11,135)
Fitness Minutes: (6,555)
Posts: 2,744
1/31/14 8:06 A

I read and cross-stitch mostly for non-active hobbies. It gets a tiny bit tricky to find cross-stitch patterns that I like (aka not designed by a 50's housewife) but online there are patterns to suit pretty much any interest.

TRI_BABE Posts: 2,965
1/31/14 8:01 A

This may sound odd but my hobby has always been exercising. It is also my stress relief. I also train and compete in sports. I also like to research health and fitness articles... etc

The problem is that doing it for all these purposes, my body can get over-trained. I am also considering it for a career, but some say to make sure you have something else you like to do or else you may tire of it since you're now doing it for work too. I do also enjoy renovating houses - but currently don't have a house to renovate now and that's also physically strenuous.

What are some ideas for relaxing hobbies? I'm thinking reading, and/or art... maybe volunteering?? Although I don't know how stressful the latter can be.

Page: 1 of (1)  

Other SparkPeople Cafe Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
If only I had woken up earlier 11/17/2014 7:36:49 PM
What did you learn in 2014? 1/6/2015 1:42:25 PM
No such thing as a free lunch 7/13/2014 12:07:55 PM
What is your favorite facial moisturizer? 1/18/2015 12:12:46 PM
Sunday afternoon 11/17/2014 12:07:46 PM