If you unearth the joy, pleasure and a plethora of upbeat
feelings a hobbyist experiences, uttering the words 'no time for hobby' will be
a thing of the past. The mind, body and the soul are in total synchronization
and benefit equally while pursuing hobby. How? Read further and find answer.
Importance of hobby
Hobby is usually an activity which makes the person feel good. Hobbyists engage in hobbies out of interest.
It is the emotional returns that are valued rather than financial reward. An
activity chosen as hobby is very dear to one's heart doing which the hobbyist
derives immense satisfaction. Satisfaction to the mind, the seat of feelings
and thoughts satisfies the soul. The soul rejoices by way of experiencing
satisfaction of mind. Satisfaction so derived boosts the person's morale,
reignites energy resulting in an overall positive impact. Over the years, 'to ride one's hobby-horse', meaning 'to
follow a favorite pastime' has continued to be purely for mental and
Beat the blues: Hobby is a
distinct way to get away from the otherwise monotonous everyday regimen.
Best for elders: Hobbies
are a good way to pass time especially for retired seniors with ample leisure
time. Great amount of research on the subject suggests reading, playing cards,
board games, computer games, knitting and cracking crossword puzzles contribute
to prevent or minimize memory loss associated with the process of ageing. By
engaging in a cognitive exercise, one can feel guarded against the onset of
dementia and the Alzheimer's disease.
Brain friendly: Pursuing a
hobby is good for the brain. When a person feels good, the nucleus accumbens,
an area in the brain that controls feelings about life is stimulated. When a hobbyist passionately pursues a hobby
and enjoys the activity, the brain's septal zone is well stimulated. It's the 'feel
good' area that makes the hobbyist happy.
Kindles creativity: Pursuing
an activity in which you have inherent interest helps unearth hidden talents. Pursuing
a hobby stimulates parts of the brain related with creative and positive
thinking. Hobbyists exhibit a deep interest to enhance knowledge on the
Improves concentration: Concentration
levels improve. Heightened state of concentration increases neurotransmitter
levels in brain. Chemicals like endorphins, norepinephrine and dopamine levels
increase, these contribute to improving focus and interest in any activity.
Aids straight thinking:
Engaging in hobby leaves less or no time for wayward thinking.
Hobbyists think beyond the boundaries of job, work, business etc. They have
varied interests with wider perception. Hobbyist evaluates self-worth beyond
financial revenues and work performance.
Fosters friendship: A tech-savvy
hobbyist creates blogs and participates in forums and clubs connecting with
other hobbyists. Here, hobby is a networking tool that opens a new avenue to
Stress buster: After a
hard day's work, engaging in a passionate activity destresses and relaxes the
mind. It's a smart and effective technique to unwind towards the end of the day
and contributes to enjoying a good night's sleep.
Save dollars: Pursuing
hobbies like knitting, sewing, painting, candle making, jewelry making, paper
crafts, gift bags etc provide for a source of handmade gift items to friends
and family. A unique gift that helps save dollars too.
Turn hobbies into profits: There are great ways of converting love for
photography, passion for artwork or any other hobby pursuit into a moneymaking