Life is full of unanticipated turns and twists, and without a hobby, it becomes even more boring, demanding, and ends up in a detrimental cycle. A person can be fully engaged in his/her work life that doesn’t leave any room for spending some time for the self. But it’s extremely important to spend time doing something the person likes to sail through the journey called life.
For those, who still need some reasons to understand the real value of hobbies, here are some true benefits of pursuing a leisure activity.
It’s an excellent stress reliever
Probably the biggest characteristic of any hobby is that it’s an entirely pleasurable activity which allows the pursuer to take his/her mind off of the negative emotions or the demands of his/her daily life. It’s a productive and healthy distraction from personal or work troubles.
It comes with new experiences
Usually, work-related challenges are accompanied by stress and performance pressure. But with a hobby, a person enjoys the process of experiencing something new without having any negative feeling. A hobby can also bring different kinds of challenges other than what he/she is used to facing. This greatly helps to bring fresh and positive changes in a person’s life.
It fosters creativity
Another major benefit of pursuing a hobby is that it usually needs creativity and once developed, this creativity gets reflected at the person’s work as well. On most of the jobs, there aren’t many options to develop creativity, though the skill is extremely crucial in today’s competitive landscape.
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Howell, Tim. “5 REASONS EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A HOBBY.” govloop, December 2, 2017. https://www.govloop.com/community/blog/5-reasons-everyone-hobby/
Scott, SJ. “22 Benefits of Having a Hobby or Enjoying a Leisure Activity.” DEVELOP GOOD HABITS, Updated January 2, 2019. https://www.developgoodhabits.com/benefits-hobby/