Hobby is a perfect way to bring a pleasant revival into our life
Alas, it is becoming increasingly difficult for us to find time for ourselves and do what we enjoy. Whether it’s a full-time job or a full-time study, it’s getting harder and harder for us to just relax.
Having a hobby is a great way to spend free time with our loved ones and unwind from our daily routine – whether it’s something artistic, learning or playing an instrument, reading, photography or taking part in a particular sport.
Enthusiastically engaged in our hobbies, we forget about the problems and hardships that oppress us, and as a result, we get rid of stress, become active, which allows us to achieve greater success in work or study.
Hobbies are very important.
They help reduce stress.
Hobbies are a great way to release tension after a busy day.
Hobbies provide us with the opportunity to have some “me” time, and give an outlet to relieve the stress accumulated during the day.
In one of recent surveys on stress and wellbeing, four in five participants said that activities like listening to music and spending time on a hobby were an effective way of managing stress.
Creativity boosts wellbeing
Engaging in creative activities like song writing, knitting, visual art and musical performance increases our positive moods.
Many people note that engaging in such activities leads to an “upward spiral” of increasing their wellbeing. They say that the more time spent on creative activities, the more positive emotions.
According to medical research, creative activities have a positive effect on the expansion of neural connections in our brain, and this is directly related to the release of feel-good hormones such as dopamine.
Spending just two hours a week on an activity that may be enjoyable, like music or photography, can help us lead a more positive life.
Form connections with others
Team sports, for example, offer important opportunities for social relationships, friendships, and support that can contribute greatly to our mental health.
Shared experiences through sporting or musical hobbies enhance the enjoyment of the activity and help us feel less isolated.
So if you’re looking for a new hobby, try something interactive like joining a band or a new team sport.
With birdwatching as a hobby, you may regularly be one with nature. And that’s great!
Besides, birdwatching is an extremely relaxing activity, so it’s an excellent choice for those who need to unwind after a busy day.
By Gilbert Castro | ENC News