7 Reasons To Start A Hobby, Even If You Think You Don't Need One

7 Reasons To Start A Hobby, Even If You Think You Don't Need One

Hobbies are the best, TBH.


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


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

2. You get to make something


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

3. You can completely focus on something different


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


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

5. You learn something useful


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

6. You gain confidence


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


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.

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Writers are a uniquely faithful breed.


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Writing Advice: Let your work have purpose.

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