Scientists say hobbies can boost creativity and productivity. A hobby can ease mental stress and able you to get balanced in work and life. But most people may be afraid of getting into hobbies! They think hobbies might be just a waste of time.
Cooking helps her to take a break from the stress of doing science! Sharon says I sometimes feel guilty and ask myself, Am I trying hard enough at work? But cooking helps her to do not make work too serious, “You’re not as anxious about screwing up,” she says. “Your career’s not on the line.”
Science found out that hobbies like what Sharon does, nourish more than just the belly. To start , leave behind your bad feelings about having interests outside work. As ex-Clark, associate vice-president of research at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and co-author of a book called How to Be a Happy Academic (2018) says, “We need to stop seeing hobbies and work as zero-sum games,”
But at first carving free time out might be challenging for most of the people. Vincent Robertson, a cancer researcher at Milan University, Uses most of his free time in holidays for driving trips. He had always feared to swim in the open ocean but he decided to face down his fears and now he got his scuba diving certificate ten years ago. He is hooked and goes diving around the world.
Find what you enjoy most
Sometimes you may not consider an activity as a hobby. But they are hints of what we enjoy most. Find the ways you enjoy spending time ,then figure out how you can transform it to a hobby. Ask yourself what I really like to do for fun. It can be anything like watching sports, web surfing and etc. If you enjoy watching sport try to take up a sport class. If your best time of the day is when you play with dogs, try volunteering with a rescue organization. If you enjoy Art you can take online Art courses.
Explore your childhood
Think about your hobbies when you were a child. Did you spend most of your time drawing? Did you enjoyed playing soccer with your friends? If so you can take an art class or join a soccer club.
Just Make a start, you'll find it
If haven't found any idea to make a hobby just try one and see what sticks. Just think of anything you might find interesting whether it's kite surfing, scuba diving, macramé, or karate. If you like it keep pursuing it, if you don't, cross it off the list and move on to the next potentially interesting one.
No matter how long it takes to find a hobby that interests you, just don't give up and explore different interests by searching in websites, connecting with people or joining to different clubs. Eventually you will find the hobby that feels the right fit for you.