Hobbies for the Soul
By: Hana Hounaine
Everybody needs a hobby, a favourite pastime. We tend to think that that pastimes serve no purpose other than to actually pass time. However, having a hobby is actually very beneficial and of great value to a person’s mental and emotional health. Hobbies add quality to our life, and contribute to our effectiveness, proactivity and well-being.
Hobbies are Food for the Soul. They nurture our spirit, restore our physical energy, and renew our mind. They can be so stimulating to the mind and our physical fitness as well depending on what the activity is.
The benefits include a break from responsibilities, giving us an outlet to use our free time to do something we love or care about, and the perfect way to relieve stress. Group activities expand our social circles and provide us with a social life outside of our daily social circle, families and co-workers.
Not only do we feel a great sense of stress relief from performing our hobbies, but we feel productive and accomplished because we did something we are good at and enjoy doing.
To break it down, here are the simple thoughts on how hobbies are just some more Food for the Soul:
Engaging in hobbies that we enjoy allows us to disconnect from everyday stress and recharge our batteries for a better tomorrow.
Hobbies give us an insight into our likes and dislikes, our strengths and weaknesses, our fears and beliefs. Our hobbies represent who we are. Even if we are not sure if we are good at a certain activity, there is never harm in trying and learning A hobby can help you discover a whole new side of yourself and unleash talents you never knew existed.
When our responsibilities become overwhelming, our hobbies give us something to look forward to. Life is not just about work, and hobbies are a friendly reminder of that.
It is always important to find time for at least one hobby. Recharge, learn, gain some perspective and release stress. It is crucial, you will be ready for a better tomorrow and you will definitely enjoy the process.