Time is a finite resource. There are only a certain amount of hours when we are not sleeping and working in which we have other things to do. Our interests, as well as taking care of our health and wellbeing can often battle for dominance. However, what if there were hobbies which also helped your health and wellbeing? Today we asked our fitness team for some recommendations.
Meditation is a hobby which is practised by many and is a great way to improve our health and wellbeing. The art of calming down and stilling the mind to examine thoughts and feelings can help to prevent the buildup of stresses and anxiety and can be a great tool for feeling good about yourself.
Volunteering is a hobby which people do in their free time, but can also help to give a sense of fulfilment and purpose. Spending time at your local homeless shelter, or a charity shop, can help you to feel good about yourself, and you can help others at the same time.
Dancing is a great hobby and exercise which is enjoyed by many but can also be beneficial for your health fitness and wellbeing. Dancing is a fun way to stay in shape and can help you to stay active and meet new people, which could lead to some very fruitful relationships.
Music truly is a beautiful thing. Whether you play or just listen, there is nothing better than popping in a CD or opening up iTunes and listening to the tunes you love. Music makes us feel better, and is great for your emotional well-being, giving you a pick up when you’re low, and a great way to make things seem a little bit easier.
A great way for people to relieve stress and express themselves freely, writing is an excellent hobby which has many benefits. Being able to control the world you create completely can be a great way to commit ideas, feelings and thoughts to paper, and realise and explore them in an environment which is completely harmless, and allows for a great way to relax and remain calm, especially after a challenging time.
Overall, these are just a few ways that you can combine your time to focus on your health and well-being with your leisure activities and interests in order to make the best use of your time. It can be very stressful and demoralising to go through the same motions on a constant basis, being locked into a cycle of work and sleep, so being able to detoxify and focus on yourself is a welcome time for many people. Combining this with your hobbies means that you can do something meaningful and enjoyable, while still encouraging a healthy emotional or physical health for yourself. Life is precious, and you can get caught up in work and responsibilities so quickly, so it is important that you take the time out to look at what makes you happy, and what helps you stay positive.