Hobbies are Spectacular

Ahh, your good old hobbies. Oh, you know, all the things you love doing that always tend to get pushed to the end of your day. You lead a busy life filled with work, school, and other obligations. It’s important to remember to take some pleasure time for yourself every day to do what you love. 

Even if it’s as little as 20 minutes, it has been proven that a little bit of time spent every day that’s enjoyable can tremendously improve your well being, mentally and emotionally, day to day. There’s so many benefits- from reducing your stress and anxiety to learning more about yourself. This article by Harvard gives some tips on how to make some time for yourself. 

Hobbies are practices that are unique to you. Some of my favorite hobbies are practicing piano, writing, reading and going for walks in nature. What are some things you really enjoy doing? Spending time on my hobbies makes a day feel more accomplished and fulfilling, as I feel I’ve either improved in some way or created something I’m proud of. Sometimes, it might not feel worth expelling your precious time and energy towards, compared with everything else on your to-do list. But trust me when I say… you’ll always come out of it with a little something you otherwise wouldn’t have. For instance, many people find that reading is pointless and difficult- but the more you do it, the better you get at it and the more you learn.

Some health benefits you can gain from making some time for yourself every day include better mental health, creativity, better self esteem, higher EQ (emotional intelligence), better work-life balance, and the chance to recharge your mind. 

If you think about it, the emotional and mental benefits will also help you physically feel better. It’ll give you a little break from life and all that stress, allowing you a chance to recharge. Maybe having that extra little physical boost will even help you feel up to doing more than you otherwise wouldn’t have had the energy for! 

So whether it’s sketching, watching movies, yoga, listening to music, watching sports, or even something as simple as driving, that small amount of time spent on yourself will immensely enhance your life and allow you to improve yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. Sounds like a pretty decent deal to me!

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