As much as we focus on the negative effects of technology, it has also had a positive impact in the field of hobbies. From making one-minute videos to post online, to cooking exotic dishes to share on the internet, people have been using technology in truly creative ways to engage in their hobbies. Mina Dilip, a play therapy Psychologist writes about the positive impact of hobbies during this pandemic.
Mental health and well being are being discussed a lot nowadays. However, many people are unaware that depression and anxiety are real – these are illnesses, just like typhoid or jaundice, replete with their own symptoms, treatments and prognoses. Yet, when someone is depressed, they are advised to “shake it off” or “just get on with it”.
This Mental Health Day, let’s all make a resolution to revive our childhood hobbies. Let’s commit to making time in our busy schedules every single day to do one thing that nourishes our soul and makes us happy.
Statistics show that in India, one in every five women is battling a mental health condition. The same statistics also reveal that one in every 10 men is battling mental health issues, but these are not given the priority they deserve.