You’re jaded, and
want to add a little zest to your life
Pick up a hobby – play a sport, go on a drive,
Listen to music, prime your canvas, or explore wildlife;
Make a change for good, give to the society something back,
Life is not only about making a living, but also about making an Impact
You will never feel lonely, with a passion, a hobby that you love,
While navigating through the life’s crests and troughs;
A peppy interest, much like a Zippy car ride,
Will zing your life, relax your mind
Give it a shot,
Give it a Go
There’s no refuting the fact that life can be stressful at times. Whether you are a student, or a teacher, a housewife or a professional, there would be times when the mundaneness of the daily humdrum gets on to the nerves, and you start feeling bored and jaded in life. In such times, you need something to pull you out of the monotony of your routine.
That is precisely why everybody needs a hobby –an activity, which a person pursues out of interest, not out of compulsion.
How does it help to have a hobby
As hobbies drive us from within, these are the springboards to recharge our mood on any given day, and also keep us engaged in the long run.
Let’s look at how having a hobby can help you to beat the boredom and add zing and meaning to your life.
Diversion from Stress
When the tedium of the daily routine pulls down your spirits, some diversion can help to deal with the stress. Whether you enjoy working out in the Gym, swimming, playing football, capturing the world in your camera, going for a drive, or racking your brain to solve a crossword puzzle, hobbies can be an enjoyable part of your day that satisfy you, optimally challenge you and brighten up your mood.
Simple hobbies like walking, cycling, or riding a bike or driving to the outskirts of the city in your car can be great stress busters and are also known to decrease depression. Remember how you felt the last time you drove across a beautiful landscape with the fresh breeze caressing your hair and cheeks? I can say for myself that travelling through the countryside invariably peps me up and helps me to unwind.
Passion and Creative Satisfaction
Have you ever broken into a jig at the team offsite or hummed your favourite number, played an instrument, painted a picture, or written a story and had people gaping at your dancing, painting, musical or writing abilities? I bet many of you would have taken up one or more of these activities.
Creative hobbies such as painting, crafts, writing, music or dance, allow you to focus and be creative without having to deal with the stress and the binding of the workplace. These hobbies provide a big psychological lift and boost work productivity as well.
Travelling as a hobby provides a break from the routine, widens ones perspectives and satisfies the wanderlust in you. For the more adventurous kinds, hobbies such as skydiving, mountain biking, rock climbing, rafting etc. can give the needed adrenaline rush.
Volunteering to teach children or doing social work that has a positive impact on the lives of others enhances a person’s self-confidence and makes people happier.
Optimism, Purpose and Social connections
Since a hobby provides an outlet for personal expression, the pursuit of such interest can give you something to look forward to, without having to depend on others. A hobby helps you to navigate through the ups and downs of life by keeping you constructively engaged in your spare time, even during the lean periods of life.
Additionally, a hobby helps you to connect with other like-minded people. Playing a game creates social connection between the players. Blogging has helped me to connect with a number of extremely talented bloggers. Learning and experimenting with different formats of writing galvanizes my mind.
Sometimes,when a hobby turns into an alternate career option as we have seen in case of many entrepreneurs, it can become immensely satisfying as well as rewarding. You find a sense of purpose and your work is also the source of your unwinding and relaxation.
There are no two ways about the fact that
Hobbies help in the overall development of personality, and bring zing in life, just like a Zippy Car peps up your drive.
So, what are you waiting for?
Pick up a hobby that stimulates, energizes and relaxes you, and there you go!
Live Life Fantastico!
This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Tiagofrom Tata Motors.
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