As summer comes to a close, it is the perfect time to think about picking up a new hobby before the year closes. Of course, a new hobby is something that can keep you busy during the colder months. However, there are many other compelling reasons why you should think about picking up a new hobby this year too. So, let’s take a look at the benefits in further detail…
A new hobby will give you a social outlet – First and foremost, let’s look at the social element associated with picking up a new hobby. There are lots of different hobbies that are going to introduce you to new people, enabling you to open up your network of friends. Joining a choir or a hiking group, for example, will give you the perfect platform to meet new people.
Be happier – Another benefit associated with picking up a new hobby is that it will promote happiness. Participating in something completely optional and an activity that is fun for you will bring you feelings of happiness and joy. These feelings of happiness can spread into other areas of your life too.
Alleviate stress – You are probably thinking “surely adding something else to my to-do list is going to make me even more stressed?” Well, this isn’t necessarily the case! Doing something you actually enjoy is a great way to get rid of any stress you may be feeling in other areas of your life. After a difficult day at work, a hobby you enjoy can be just the thing you need to unwind. If you want something relaxing to do alone, then you may like some of these models.
It’s good for your physical health – A new hobby is also good for your physical health. Yes, they benefit your mind, but they benefit your body too. Some of the benefits you can expect include reducing body mass index, cortisol levels, and blood pressure.
Turn it into a career – Last but not least, you would be surprised by how many hobbies end up being turned into a career. You never know what sort of hidden talent you could unearth. One minute you could be trying out different martial arts, and the next minute you could be purchasing SafeJawz gum shields and picking out your entry music because you have a fight in the Octagon! You never know what is possible, and you never will know if you do not give new things a try.
As you can see, there are many different reasons why you should think about picking up a new hobby this year. Not only will a new hobby give you lots of different things to do, but a hobby can relieve stress and give you a social outlet. Plus, you never know, it could unearth a hidden talent too!
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This is a lush post 🙂
I think hobbies are important so you remember to take some Me Time.
Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk
I love trying new hobbies just to stretch my creativity in different ways. This is a great post Jenny! xx
I love these reasons for picking up a new hobby. It’s nice to do something that can help decrease stress. I mean doing something gets our minds off of whatever is on your mind. BIg plus when you can turn your hobby into a career! What’s more fun than turning what you love into a money-making business? Thanks for sharing these ideas.
Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me
Well said!! Some of these I didn’t even think of as benefits until you explained them so well x
well said. I decided to start kickboxing and I like it
I’m thinking of picking up a new hobby when uni starts back (pole fitness, a little out there for me) and you’ve hit the nail on the head with the reasoning as to why! I’ve met some of my closest friends through the various hobbies I have, they can be such a social thing for me xx
Megan // https://pixieskiesblog.wordpress.com/
I’m looking at pole fitness too. It’s supposed to be amazing. 😊