Very often we meet an acquaintance who starts telling us how he/she does everything in his/her free time. Someone cooks, bakes, someone has a flower garden, someone makes some interesting objects, handicrafts, someone goes for long walks. We immediately start looking for reasons why does he/she does that? Whether he/she may have a problem in life so it is his way of escaping or so he/she seeks peace, or wants to brag. Maybe we start to envy them because they have time for it, to be dedicated to themselves, and we don’t. They value themselves, they want to please themselves.
But the question is actually what is a hobby and why is it desirable for all of us to have it? Hobbies are different activities that we do for personal pleasure. With hobbies we can acquire new knowledge and develop new skills, but primarily hobbies open space only for us, where we can find peace and be dedicated to something that is not imposed on us, which is not our obligation.
A hobby can be very useful for us, of course, when we are aware what we like to do and what fulfills us. A hobby must not become a stress and an obligation for us. We must not allow ourselves to considered that it consumes our free time. On the contrary, hobbies should be our favorite part of the spare time. Our brain is both a muscle and a computer. It needs to be practiced. A hobby can help us divert our thoughts from current problems. It can be a great stress reliever. It is believed that people who have a hobby always have more stories to tell, so they immediately become more interesting to others and more sociable. Also, one of the benefits of the hobby is that it improves our concentration and develops patience.
In the time we live in, when everything is accelerated, with the development of technology everything becomes available on the click. The work is done faster and therefore there are more obligations that are imposed on us. A hobby can help us to separate ourselves from our everyday life, to slow down our brain, to focus only on ourselves, on our peace, pleasure. Our hobby becomes a vacation, daily vacation. In addition, besides making us more sociable, it also develops our self-confidence. That something that is only ours and that we nurture gives us the feeling that we are creating something while at the same time we are resting.
What a hobby can help us the most is to enrich our lives, move away from habits and time wasting. The hobby becomes our oasis of peace, inner development, satisfaction. A place and space just for us. In addition to inner development and peace, a hobby can also be useful in the development of motor skills. It is known that various hobbies are also used as forms of occupational therapies. Having a hobby has proven to be a good career incentive in many cases. You have probably seen many times in the film successful people who have some free activity during working hours, during breaks. This makes sense because having it helps people to detach from current stresses and allows a fresh look goals and tasks.
Then why do we need someone to tell us that we need therapy, if we can find our own.
There are different types of hobbies. It can be reading, growing flowers, making models, drawing, writing, singing, various sports activities, yoga, hiking and many more.
Let’s be our own therapist in this fast paced lifestyle, find our hobby and enjoy. Most importantly, hobbies costs us nothing and they are completely free.