Ever wanted to pursue a passion or hobby but never did because of the fear or realization that that you will not be good at it? No time for training or taking classes, you would rather just get right into it and become a professional in your selected hobby.
Hobby is defined as an activity pursued in spare time for pleasure or relaxation https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/hobby
By it’s very definition a hobby is specifically aimed at pleasure and relaxation, not stress and competition. In a world where we need to stay on top of everything regarding personal and professional life, it is easy to forget that our hobbies are for fun.
If you always wanted to paint an oil painting, but never went as far as drawing stick figures, do it anyway! You can paint all sorts of shapes onto the canvas and call it abstract art.
Perhaps you always wanted to make videos, but Microsoft paint has seen your best editing work, do it anyway! By creating these videos, your editing technique will improve by the frame, and a great sense of accomplishment will be achieved.
Benefits of having a hobby
- Stress relieve
- Social outlet
- Self Confidence
- Ignite your creativity
- Boost immune system (depending on the hobby)
Whatever your hobby my be, don’t let the fear of not being good at it keep you from doing it anyway! After all, you are doing it for yourself, your own down time. It is only meant to be seen by others if you invite them to that inner aspect of yourself.
And if you need a little encouragement, get a trusted friend or partner to join you in your hobby or keep you accountable. A little goes a long way.