The importance of hobbies

July 25, 2018

Having a hobby is more than just spending your time doing something you enjoy, or becoming overly enthusiastic whenever you get the chance to talk about it. It’s about exploring different activities, and the adventure of finding new things that interest you.

Here are four reasons hobbies are good for you:

Hobbies are fun

As obvious as it may sound, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” is absolutely true.

We have hobbies because we enjoy having fun and need something to do when we are not working, otherwise our brains don’t get a chance to breathe and relax.

A tired brain won’t help you when you’re trying to focus or are making important decisions.

Hobbies can lead to an income

Depending on what activities you do in your spare time, you may be able to turn them into an income.

If you enjoy reading, at some point you may have considered writing a book of your own.

Having a natural ability with words and then practising this skill could eventually lead to you quitting your day job and becoming a full-time writer.

You could also use your skill to do some part-time work, if you don’t want to quit your job.

Hobbies can offer a new perspective

Hobbies can calm you down and give your mind a moment to take a step back from the stress of the day.

This reflection can help offer a new viewpoint. If your hobby involves some sort of learning then you get the benefit of extra information that might help you with what you want to achieve for a particular task.

For example, stamp collecting may allow you to learn about historical figures which is useful with your job at the local museum.

You’re entitled to your free time

You deserve to enjoy your leisure time with an awesome and interesting hobby that makes you happy.

Considering that there are only so many hours in the day, pick a hobby you can really get into and enjoy it to the fullest.