Hobbies: Why We Need Them

Hobbies and its effects on a person
Hobbies: Why We Need Them

Amidst the commotion of modern life, with demands from work, family, and different responsibilities every individual has, it is easy to neglect one’s talents and passions. It seems as if engaging in something we enjoy doing is seen as one more thing we do not have time for. But hidden deep within our daily lives lies a longing need for hobbies. 

Hobbies provide a new path for self-discovery and personal growth and can be both physical and mental. It allows us to partake in activities that pique our curiosity in different areas that may otherwise remain dormant. Whether it is finding a hidden talent for painting or finding a passion for journaling, hobbies offer a vast variety of ways to discover ourselves. 

Not only do hobbies allow someone to discover themselves, but they can serve as a way to relieve stress and keep the brain engaged. In a world where too many people face burnout, making time for activities that bring people joy and fulfillment is essential for maintaining a healthy mental and physical being; by giving a sense of fun and freedom, hobbies can minimize the impact of stress. 

According to Harvard Health, “Researchers say hobbies — such as arts and crafts, games, gardening, volunteering, or participating in clubs — involve creativity, sensory engagement, self-expression, relaxation, and cognitive stimulation, which are linked to good mental health and well-being.” 

Having a hobby or finding interest in a hobby can foster a connection with other people and find a community with others who share the same interests. Whether it be playing a team sport or participating in a book club, hobbies have a way of bringing people together, forging bonds without consideration of age, background, and different circumstances. In a society where people can feel disconnected, a common interest can serve as a unifying force, bringing people together. 

According to Science of People, “Statistically, a lack of social connection is as health-harming as obesity, smoking, or alcoholism. Participating in social hobbies improves your overall health and even helps you age more gracefully.”

Hobbies are not just something to indulge in but are something that can be essential to living a fulfilling and balanced life. They nourish a person’s soul, stimulate the mind, and connect people to themselves and others. Whether it be pursuing a long-term passion or trying different activities, hobbies not only enrich our lives but the world around us as well. 

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