School and work can get really stressful and sometimes it can be hard to forget about it when you get home. However, if you started a hobby, it would be easier to focus on something else and forget about your worries at least for a little while.

1. It's a good break from school/work

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And we all need that. Plus, it helps lower your stress.

2. You get to make something

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Or at least do something productive in some way that's not just work.

3. You can completely focus on something different

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If you are like me and find your major being something you always did as a hobby, it can be hard to do the same thing you do for classes for fun. So, it's nice to find something you don't normally do like sewing or knitting or a sport.

4. More likely than not you get to use a different part of your brain

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You get to do something that different creative, physical or intellectual than what you usually do.

5. You learn something useful

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Unless your hobby is a sport, in which case you get to get stronger.

6. You gain confidence

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When you get good at something, you gain more confidence in general which is always a good thing.

7. You can join a club or talk to people about it

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Socializing is always a good thing and when you are there to do a hobby it's easier to talk to others and make friends.