What’s a hobby got to do with it?

Sherpa Sense:

Since we have been talking about love this month, we thought it would be a good time to talk about finding  a hobby you love to do outside of your working life. Why, you say, read on my friend.

Let’s Yak:

Have you ever gotten so involved in doing something that you forgot all about time and space? Like when you were a kid and you built with Legos and time just flew by. And before you knew it you had created a whole city. 

A hobby is defined as an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation and having a hobby can be a way to:

  • De-stress and promote eustress (a positive type of stress that makes you excited about what you are doing.)
  • Give you something to look forward to when your work day is done.
  • Mindfulness, by making you focus on what you are doing.
  • Help with depression and anxiety.
  • Help you sleep better.
  • Allow you to meet others who share your interests.
  • Make yourself a more interesting person.
  • Boost your creativity.

Take A Hike:

Try to find the thing that makes your mind flow into its own little world. Where you are oblivious to time. Rock collecting, reading, knitting, bird watching, gardening, painting, fishing, legos, etc. Prefer a more active life, think about golf, soccer, volleyball, etc. Not sure of a hobby? Try your local Park and Rec department or local colleges. They offer many classes geared at working adults and it gives you a chance to experience something new at a minimum cost.  

Yakety Yak:

Some hobbies can provide extra income. Such as tying flies for fishing lures. And if it happens to become your full time job, all the better. 

Peak Lookout:

Think about this: Find Your Passions in 10 minutes

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