Investing in a hobby welcomes joy, happiness, and relaxation into our lives. Having a hobby allows you to take a break from your day-to-day routine and carve out time to devote to yourself. Hobbies keep you in the moment, drifting your mind away and focusing on an activity that you love. Not only do purposeful activities add joy to our lives, but they are known to improve mood, mental clarity, and our overall well-being.
Art is a wonderful outlet for self-expression and creativity. Sketching is a hobby I enjoy when I need to unwind and decompress. With soft, mellow music playing in the background, my brain enters a meditative state and I feel relaxed. Being hyper-focused on the drawing allows for creative and open-ended thinking.
Another artistic hobby that I recently discovered is adult coloring books! Choosing different colors to fill in the intricate designs embraces productivity and poses a fun challenge. Coloring books come in thousands of different designs and themes – having the freedom to choose a book you love just makes the activity even more enjoyable.
Having a hobby has an abundance of benefits emotionally, physically, and mentally. Whatever you choose as a hobby is unique to you, as long as it fulfills you and brings you joy!