5 great ways to relax at the cottage

19 Nov 2015 Cool Stuff

Every year, life seems to get more stressful. Fortunately, the cottage remains the one refuge where we can unwind and put things back into perspective.

Here are five popular ways cabin owners are using their time at the lake to de-stress and forget about all the daily chaos of the city.

Yoga
Yoga has become extremely popular in recent years. Some of the appeal is attributed to the fashion “cool factor” as well as being an outlet for making social connections, but the durability of the sport is a testament to the benefits people derive from practising this ancient art.

The cabin is the ideal place to channel your yoga experience. Seek out a quiet spot on the veranda, dock, deck, or lawn and let yourself drift away while enjoying the authentic and live sounds of the natural world that surrounds you.

This beginner yoga kit packs up nicely for a weekend trip to the cottage.

Colouring book for adults
Remember how much you loved to colour as a kid? You could simply drift away for hours as you brought the endless images to life.

As it turns out, colouring is gaining huge popularity as a way to reduce stress. Now you have an excuse to pick up a box of your favourite pencil crayons and dive into one of those activities that have always been reserved for our younger care-free selves.

This popular colouring book is specifically for grown-up kids.

Whittling
If you are more of hands-on creative type, whittling at the cabin might just be the way to help lower your stress. Once you get good at it, you can even sell your creations at the local market.

The cottage is the ideal place to take up this hobby. There is an endless source of wood to choose from and you don’t have to worry about cleaning up the mess.

All you need is a classic pocket knife and a bit of imagination and away you go!

Here is a wood carving book for beginners as well as simple carving knife.

Painting
There is an artist hiding in every one of us – we just need to find the time and place to discover the talent. The cottage is the perfect setting to take up this relaxing and rewarding activity as the models for our creation range from favourite landscapes to seasonal wildflowers, or a even simple pine cone.

The best part? We can proudly display out work on the cabin walls!

This highly-regarded book and affordable beginner painting kit can help you get started.

Photography
The cottage offers endless opportunities to be a wildlife and nature photographer. Whether you use your mobile phone or a DSLR camera, the lake is the best place on earth to discover the wonders of photography.

This top photography-tips book is written by one of the all-time pros.

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