The Importance of Hobbies

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by Benjamin Ard on Oct 16, 2013

Hobbies are a fun and pleasant aspect to life.  Those who develop, cultivate, and participate regularly in whichever hobbies they choose are more likely to find that their life is both full and purposeful.

The benefit of hobbies

Hobbies are an important aspect to life for a variety of reasons, but some of the most valuable and obvious benefits of having a constructive hobby in life include:

  • Hobbies provide the ability to be alone when needed and participate in an activity that gives a person happiness.
  • The hobby allows for an outlet for individuals to release the stress of everyday life.
  • A hobby can be something that a person can take pride in because it is typically something that they are good at, or at least something that they enjoy doing.
  • Often times, hobbies are good forms of exercise.  Depending on the nature of the hobby, this exercise can either be in the form of physical exercise, mental exercise, or creative and cultural expansion.  Some hobbies may even encompass all three forms of exertion within the same activity.
  • Most hobbies allow for individuals to meet new people and expand their network of friends and acquaintances.
  • Some hobbies can eventually turn into a full time career or give similar intrinsic value, thus making life a joy through the ability to support oneself through the accomplishment of a treasured past time or personal hobby
  • Other hobbies allow for an individual to share what they have learned through enacting their hobbies by teaching others the skills and techniques of a particular hobby. 

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