Thursday, July 14, 2016

My Hobbies & Why You Should Have One

As much fun as scrolling through social media and binge-watching your current show on Netflix can be, sometimes it's good to get off the couch (or out of bed) and, you know, actually do something. That's where having a hobby comes in. 

My Hobbies & Why You Should Have One

Having a hobby sounds a bit old-fashioned for some reason, but really it's just anything that you love to do whether that's running, painting, or playing video games.

My Hobbies & Why You Should Have One

Doing these hobbies is always a part of my de-stress and self-care time. I make time to do at least one of these activities each day, and on the weekend I try to do more of them. It makes me so happy to do one of these projects, plus I usually feel accomplished after painting a new canvas to hang up in my apartment, finding a new hiking trail, or writing a new post for my blog. I don't get that feeling after laying in bed all day with Netflix.

Now I'm not necessarily good at all these hobbies and I definitely don't do them all regularly, but that's not the point. You don't have to be "good" to call something your hobby. You could've failed art class back in school, but still love doodling little characters all evening. You could read one book a year, but if it's something you enjoy doing you can still consider it a hobby. You don't have to meet a certain quota or do it x times a week for it to be a "true" hobby. There really should be no pressure, because chances are you're doing it mainly for yourself. You do your best at these projects because you like doing them, and in the end that's what really matters. 

What are your hobbies? Do you make time for them each week or is it rare that you let yourself indulge in doing them? Let me know in the comments!

P.S. For the best list of hobbies and another perspective on why they're important, check out this post.