During the stresses of interview prep its great to have a hobby or project where you can fully focus. Focusing on a project or task allows you to disconnect from the complexities of modern life, and in doing so relax and rejuvenate. To the degree we can build and accomplish something in the process we find it creates really healthy reinforcing feedback.
One example of how we can build positive things during stressful times is with some of the new paint-by-numbers products out there today. You probably remember paint-by-numbers (PBN) projects from your childhood. They're back, and in some ways quite a bit better than ever. Technology and craftsmanship have made it possible to convert photos into remarkable pieces of art. All that's required of you is your time, focus, and patience.
Services like Printable Pictures have popped up where you can easily purchase a custom paint by numbers of your favorite photos. With services like this, novice painters can follow easy steps to create their work of art.
Most custom paint by numbers kits arrive with one canvas, a variety of paints, and 2 or 3 brushes. The process is self-explanatory, no skills or tutorial required. Simply start matching paint with regions of the canvas to build your next masterpiece.
A typical project can take several hours, or be stretched into weeks. During your next exam season or interview prep, projects like these can help you give your mind a much needed break while building something that might become a permanent fixture in your home.