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October 8, 2010 8:44 PM Subscribe
I'd like a list of repetitive things I can do or make to alleviate stress and boredom.
posted by to recite so charmingly to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (29 answers total) 41 users marked this as a favorite
I really like experiencing the state of "flow," when you become immersed in what you are doing, and time flies. I know that flow can be found in everyday tasks, but I like the idea of spending time on simple projects and keeping my hands busy as well. I am crafty, but I'm a bit of a stress-bucket and starting creative projects can be difficult, as I inevitably question my design, or my skills, or the minimalist in me says "where can I even put this thing?" So I'm really looking for things to do that will serve a purpose after completion, as well. Examples of this kind of thing that I have enjoyed, at the risk of sounding the the most mundane person ever, include making spools out of scrap cardboard and properly winding all my embroidery floss, making home made magnets with the words on 'em, also thinking of printing sticker labels and sticking bookplates in my books? Simple silly things such as these...