"It can be coins or sports or politics or horses or music or faith... the saddest people I've ever met in life are the ones who don't care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there's nothing to make it last." ― Nicholas Sparks
Everyone should have a hobby. It is something that we do outside of work/school and we do it in order to get a relief from the stressful day from work or school. Hobbies reflect the inner most desires of people. Some people are overwhelmingly busy to have a hobby when actually they are just wasting their time online on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media.
According to M.Farouk Radwan from 2knowmyself.com some people develop hobbies as a result of their courage to pursue their important needs. For example, some people use their hobbies to tame their fears. Some surfers or people who get involved into more dangerous sports do this in order to prove to themselves or to others that they are brave.
Some people are connected with their hobbies and their personalities. Nostalgia can be one of the reason. Certain people start collecting stuff because they are attached to the past or their childhood. For example collecting toys from your childhood days. For gamers they are addicted to video games to make them feel they are in control of the imaginary world they live in in some video games.
WHY WE NEED A HOBBY
Boost Your Creativity
Most hobbies require creativity. When the mind is focused on something it enjoys — intrinsically motivated is the scientific term — it’s much more likely to think creatively. It helps open our mind to a new possibilities. Through hobby it will developed creativity that will be very useful at work.
Getting caught up in something you enjoy doing is great for relieving stress because it refocuses your mind on something that you enjoy. If you are stressed at work, or being stressed out by your parents, you might have the urge to do something negative. Instead, you can use a hobby to zone out and calm down.
The internet provides endless ways to connect with people that enjoy doing the same things that you do. Jaime L. Kurtz stated that while some hobbies are solitary endeavors, many get us out in our communities, meeting people we otherwise wouldn’t, sharing our passions, and forming new bonds. Countless studies have found that social connection is a key component of happiness and a meaningful life, and hobbies have the potential to create precious new ties.
Feeling of Achievement
Having a hobby can help you set goals both long and short term. It feels good to achieve something, for example completing a set of toys, etc. It will also make you feel you have made a good use of your time. It’s amazing how quickly things can build up – even if you only commit a small amount of time each week to your hobby.
Build Your Confidence
Hobbies build confidence because being good at something and learning something new is very rewarding. The confidence you gain from challenging yourself in your hobby can help prepare you for learning new things at work. Being Active In Life Using your leisure time well by having a hobby means you are being active in your life and engaged. You are not letting life pass you by.
I have a lot of interests. My hobbies include writing songs, taking photos, watching movies/TV Series, blogging, cooking and collecting toys. But the hobby that gives me the greatest and purest amount of pleasure is taking photos of my toys!
Below are some of the photos taken and edited by me! :)
Having a hobby gives you a sense of purpose. It ensures you have something to live for, look forward to and get excited by. You should start a hobby today! Maybe start with something that you’ve always wanted to do or something you used to love that you’ve stopped doing. Trust me it is a worthwhile investment in yourself.
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