Reasons You Should Be Enjoying a Hobby

I’ve been really thinking about why I started blogging and working on my own websites – because I enjoy it – and it’s become my hobby – or at least one of my hobbies – so I wanted to share a post that’s all about why hobbies are so important.

The Value of Having a Hobby
The Value of Having a Hobby image courtesy of Pixabay

Reasons to Have a Hobby You Enjoy

Did you know hobbies have a lot of positive benefits that can play a significant role in improving your quality of life? Read on for the details…

A Hobby Helps You Feel Enthusiastic

“Today is life – the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.” – Dale Carnegie

Everyday life can get you down – working – chores – all of it. Having a hobby gives you something that’s uniquely your own to look forward to and to enjoy.

Your Hobby Can Also Be Your Work

“I remember times of anxiety, ups and downs, and times of unexpected windfalls. But my parents loved what they did. And because their work was also their hobby, it taught me that work could be fulfilling.” – Rosamund Pike

You can make a career from your hobby. It has advantages and drawbacks. The main advantage is, even cruddy days doing something you love are better than the best day doing something you hate. The biggest disadvantage, in my opinion, is when you need a break, it’s a lot harder to step away because your livelihood is tied to your hobby.

A New Hobby Opens the Door to the Unknown

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” – Albert Einstein

When you approach a new hobby, you normally do it with your mind open to learning about something that interests you, but you don’t know a lot about.  That makes taking up a hobby a great way to experience the air of mystery and the blossoming experience that’s the root of all beauty.

A Hobby Increases Brain Efficiency

According to Prevention Magazine, hobbies that involve learning can change the brain’s structure and help keep your brain functioning properly, even if other age-related factors called neuropathies are negatively impacting you otherwise.

Thanks for reading, and tell me, if you want to, what are your favorite hobbies?

By: Laure Justice

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Have You Used Up All Your Options?

“When you have exhausted all your possibilities, remember this: You haven’t”

-Thomas Edison


Never feel like you’re alone in your suffering if you’re having a tough day. We all have them – some of us – more than others perhaps – but we all have days that make us want to go back to bed and hide.

I’m having one of ‘those’ days today – where nothing seems to go right, so I’m speaking to you from a low spot – and I could complain – boy could I ever complain – – but I truly believe putting something positive out there is the best first step.

If you’re having one of ‘those’ days right now, don’t give up. Look for the positive in it – and know that the positive thing you have to reach for may be very, very tiny, but if you look you can find something good.

If nothing else comes to mind, look at the simple beauty of a leaf – just make sure it isn’t poison ivy before you touch it. (You don’t want to end up with a new set of problems on top of the ones you already face.)

Just remember, it may seem as if you have tried everything, and you have used up all your options – exhausted all your possibilities – but there’s going to be another way.

  • Take a step back.
  • Take a deep breath.
  • Close your eyes.
  • Focus on something else for a while.
  • Unleash your creativity, and, if you have to…
  • Fake it until you make it.
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