The Importance of Hobbies

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Personal pursuits serve many important functions including helping keep you emotionally and mentally healthy.

If you've been avoiding spending time doing activities you like, maybe it's time to re-commit to some "me time" and start up your favorite pastimes again. 

1. Hobbies provide an opportunity to release your stress and recharge your batteries. It's widely understood in the medical community that stress can be destructive. Crafts and other personal activities help you let go of stress as you focus on something you enjoy.

2. Explore your creative side. Hobbies fulfill this very important role, giving you the time and reason to produce something of your own design.

3. Planning time to do your special craft says that you're important and worthy. You deserve to have those special moments. They're a great way to practice self-care!

4. Hobbies can bring balance to your life with social activities. Socializing is an important element of a balanced life. Hobbies can serve as an encouragement to socialize, particularly if you display your wares or stay active in a club.

5. Personal pastimes bring fun and enjoyment to your life. Hobbies are truly enjoyable for many people and give you a chance to take delight in something you're doing.

6. Your work or career may not allow you to express yourself as you might like. Hobbies, on the other hand, provide an outlet for personal expression. Because everyday life can seem monotonous and bring feelings of powerlessness, hobbies serve as wonderful respites.

7. Particularly for people who live alone, pastimes provide structure and ritual to life. Perhaps as soon as you get home from work and grab a beverage, you can find your sketchpad and go outdoors to sketch a tree or the house across the street.

8. Many hobbies are versatile; you can do them by yourself or with friends. Experiment with attending your local club or group to practice your pursuit with others. 

Seeking Your Special Hobby?

Google the word hobbies. All kinds of wonderful suggestions will appear from Pinterest, YouTube, Meetup.co, blogs and more

Hobbies are important for many reasons, such as de-stressing, allowing creativity, bringing balance to your life and providing opportunities for self-expression. If you haven't spent time lately with your beloved pastime, now's the time to get back to it. 

Until next time…

Coach Dee

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