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3 Activities That Are Good for Your Emotional Health

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While hobbies and activities that are good for your heart (like playing a sport or practicing yoga) often get a lot of attention in health-related articles and news stories, it’s just as important to find pastimes that are good for your soul. After all, your emotional health is just as important as your physical well-being!

3 Activities That Are Good for Your Emotional Health

We’ve all been there: feeling unmotivated at work, anxiety about a fight you had with your friend, or sad after a breakup. While working out may help boost those endorphins, no amount of physical activity can provide sustained, long-term relief and happiness.

Fortunately, there are a variety of activities that can nurture your soul and help you feel calm, happy and at peace. Here are three great ones:

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A writer, artist and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary spends most of her time in France, but still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC and has traveled extensively around the world, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

6 Comments

  1. Ashley Moore

    I can’t tell you how much this site really resonated with me in such a big way, Thank you Hilary for writing on this topic. 🙂

  2. Sarah Evanston

    I’ve been to Pulse a few times. It’s really inspiring and fun. If you have any esthetic sense, you’ll love it. Great tips — thanks!

    • Pulse is a fantastic art show. I’ve been in Southampton, NYC and Miami — all are super fun and, yes, definitely inspiring.

  3. Hannah Mayers

    Music really makes a huge difference. When I’m down, I put on my happy playlist on Spotify and I’m instantly happy. When I don’t feel like going out, I put on my party playlist, and it motivates me enough to get me out the door (and once I’m out, I have fun.) Thank the lord for music!

    • Melani Kalev

      Gotta agree with music making a huge difference! When feeling down and listening to those good old sad songs, it’s more than certain that there’s no coming out of this emotional hole, at least not so fast. However, more positive music, happy songs, or relaxing playlist with some classical music in it, can make a lot of difference in changing the mood for the better 🙂

  4. I love music, If I fall in love with a piece of music, I could literally end up listening to it non stop, whole day.. and then even keep it playing while sleeping.
    Be it art and craft or music or anything else, being involved in any activity apart from your regular work is sooooo important. Its a shame that most grown ups find it a waste of time to indulge in any Hobby and prefer working extra hours to earn more.
    “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” is totally true.

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