Studies show making or doing things with your hands increases happiness (i.e. provides doses of feel good neurotransmitters). This makes sense from an evolutionary stand point - reward for doing and achieving things.

Examples:

  • Crafts! Make a Mala (aid for meditation): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OYLTsdNqy0

  • Gardening

  • Growing Medicinal Mushrooms

  • Painting & Other Arts