Taking up hobbies can be the game changer you were hoping for
Pursuing hobbies can be exceptionally rewarding and beneficial too. However, business owners are busy breeds and will sometimes take their hobbies out of the way to run their business smoothly. Hobbies can help you manage work life balance and enliven you with renewed vigor.
“Legendary innovators like Franklin, Snow, and Darwin all possess some common intellectual qualities—a certain quickness of mind, unbounded curiosity—but they also share one other defining attribute. They have a lot of hobbies.” ― Steven Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come from: The Natural History of Innovation
A sense of purpose
Even in their spare time, most entrepreneurs and professionals like to feel that they utilize their time to the fullest. Hobbies are the best way to take a rest with intent. It is a fun and relaxing way to relax while still creating value.
Hobbies are the best way of encouraging Eu stress — a constructive response to stress that creates a desire to fulfill and resolve a challenge within us. When you do something you enjoy it generates a good feeling about the job at hand and an enthusiasm. Hobbies also serve as an outlet for negative emotions and reduce burnout.
Various researches have shown that engaging in hobbies in one’s free time were associated with lower levels of blood pressure, total cortisol production, and body mass index. Hobbies are also good for one’s emotional and mental well-being. As a busy entrepreneur, you need to find priceless moments to stay healthy, and pursuing a hobby can provide the perfect opportunity for this.
Defy your own limits
Hobbies offer a break in the routine of work and are a way to push yourself once again. Thus, a hobby will fill you with renewed vigor and energy, and offer useful lessons.
Teamwork is the key
Playing music or a sport or indulging in an adventure activity helps cultivate and enjoy the spirit of working together. Team sports such as cricket and football make you understand that it is team effort that shines through rather than individual excellence. Group adventure sports such as mountain climbing, are about adjusting to challenging conditions, depending on and assisting teammates, and loving the thrill of reaching the top.
What hobbies do you undertake in your free time?