How Important Is To Have A Hobby? What's Yours?
What is a hobby? According to the oxford dictionary, it means "an activity that you do for pleasure when you are not working"
It is usually something that we do for fun, something that we are not paid to do it (or we would do it even if we were not paid)
I usually tell kids I know, please try to turn your hobby into what you do for a living when you grow old!
We often think of hobbies as activities we do outside of our daily work lives, but historically, many people also defined their hobbies as things they did on their off days from work.
These days, though, we mostly define a hobby as something we do regularly—like reading, doing a sport or a physical activity, playing a musical instrument, gardening or even traveling.
Hobbies can help us be more active, we can fight loneliness or isolation or even depression.
A hobby that we have in common with other people can help us bond and make new friends. It also gives a topic of discussion for people who may have a hard time finding things to talk about.
What I find even more important is that a hobby can really unlock someone's creativity, it can give us new worlds to explore and sometimes to help us discover talents that we may not have known ever existed.
The only problem nowadays is time. Or maybe, the lack of it.
We work too much to have spare time or to care about finding a hobby. Especially the time we were locked up doing only things online / inside - has in a way held us as a hostage in our own homes. Caged and restrained from anything that could happen outdoors. It would be interesting to see if after everything was (is it?) back to normal again, the number of people doing outdoor activities / going to the gym etc has increased or decreased from before.
Among all the things to consider, one only is for sure. We all need to find hobbies or even try new ones, as they help us stay mentally balanced and potentially unlock talents that can lead us to other paths :) Does this ring a bell to any of you?
Do you have hobbies? Do you wish to try some but do not have the time?
Let me know below!
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