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Let's talk about what you do for fun and why you like to do it! How do you relax after a long day at work and what helps you deal with stress? Do you play sports, do you go to the gym, perhaps you craft or find enjoyment in reading or going for daily walks?

As I mentioned in my previous blog (if you haven't read it yet you should check it out!), I enjoy knitting, writing, and of course, photography. I find that each of these activities provides me with something that I need like stress management and expressing myself. What are the hobbies that you enjoy and what do you get from them?

There's a sense of calm that comes over me when I knit. So essentially, knitting brings calmness to my life. My everyday job can be very stressful at times, and I've found that knitting is one of the best ways to decompress. Never in a million years did I think that I would be a knitter or enjoy it! Knitting has become a massive part of my life and has brought me a lot of joy and is also a great way to deal with stress. I've never had an interest in knitting but my coworkers introduced me to it over a few years ago as we came together to knit hats for the Women's March in 2017 and I haven't stopped knitting since!

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I also like knitting because there is a finished product that you can wear and use. How awesome is it to make something that you can wear!? I love that you can also make homemade gifts for your family and friends. I think it's great to give something to those you love that you've physically made with your own hands. It's truly awesome.

I've been knitting for a few years and have gotten so much joy from it, but I think the things I love most about knitting is that it helps me manage my stress, gives me a sense of accomplishment, and I'm part of an insanely supportive and creative knitting community. Nothing beats a good knit and sip get-together! Do you craft and what do you get out of it?

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Another one of my hobbies is writing. Writing provides me with an outlet to express myself and digest my feelings. When I was younger, I did a lot of creative writing and wrote a lot of poetry to show how I was feeling. I found that creative writing was a way for me to escape to exciting places and take a break from reality. I've continued to write sporadically throughout the years and have found that I often turn to it when I need to work through an issue, through my feelings, or need to take a breather from the every day. I've also started to journal in the last year and can honestly say that I get a lot out of it. Of course, I have to add a little flair and fun to my journal, and one of my favorite ways to do that is to use stickers! How do you express yourself?

Lastly, let's talk about photography. It is another way for me to express myself and be creative. Another significant advantage is that it encourages me to get out and to explore the world around me and to capture it through the lens. As I mentioned in the "About Me" section, I find that music and lyrics heavily influence my photography. When listening to music and taking photographs, I always try to find a way to express the feelings that the music invokes in my pictures. One of my favorite things to do is to pop in my earbuds, turn on my favorite tunes, grab my camera, and go for a walk. I honestly feel like the music opens me up to view the world differently. A daily walk with my music and my camera is one of the best ways to relax and take a moment to enjoy the world around me.

Tell me about your hobbies and what you do for fun!  How do your hobbies help you deal with stress, your emotions, and expressing yourself? Share your hobbies in the comments below and share photos of your hobbies and creative outlets on Instagram.

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Happy New Year from Faye Photography!

Happy New Year from Faye Photography!