Have you ever thought of this question? I know I have multiple times and over the years I have come to the conclusion that having a hobby YOU love helps with a lot of different things in your life. First off, before I jump into why having a hobby matters, I am going to share what hobbies I have and what it has helped me with over the years.
The top three hobbies I have that come to mind are: playing volleyball, baking, and going to the gym. All of these three items brings me joy and lets me escape from reality. I went to school for 14+ years and starting working when I was around 15 years old; so learning how to handle stress and life, I wanted to find something that took my mind off the stress of my day to day.
I will ask you, what hobbies do you have? If you do not have any hobbies, I suggest that you get one or two! Here is my theory behind why you should have a hobby you love:
One study mentioned, “enjoyable activities performed during leisure time were associated with lower blood pressure, total cortisol, waist circumference, and body mass index, and perceptions of better physical function. Such activities were also correlated with higher levels of positive psychosocial states and lower levels of depression and negative effect.” – Elizabeth Scott
The reasons why you should have a hobby:
- Helps with stress
- It can help with social connections
- It can boost your mood
- It can help explore who you are
- It can help with your self-esteem
If you do not have a hobby, I am going to challenge YOU to find one! If you already have a hobby, I would love to learn what you have for a hobby.
Write your thoughts below; I want to hear from you!
Allison Hoeft, Recruiter at Celebrity Staff
Ally has been born and raised in Omaha, NE and attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She graduated in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources and a minor in Marketing. Ally joined Celebrity Staff in March 2019 as a recruiter. She loves talking to different people each day to help them find their next career move. When Ally is not working, she loves spending time with family and friends, hanging out with her cat named Pebbles, and going to the movies.