5 Hobbies That’ll Make Your Life Better

hobbies that make your life better

Hobbies are good things to invest your time and energy in, and if you feel that you don’t have any good hobbies, then it is never too late to move forward with a newfound one.

A hobby is an activity, interest, enthusiasm, or pastime that is undertaken for pleasure or relaxation, done during one’s own time.

There is no limited number of hobbies. Different people like doing different things in their spare time. Hobbies are great to keep your hands busy. It could be anything- Reading, writing, fishing, playing the guitar or even poetry slamming.

Anything that helps you escape the tiresome life routine for a while can be termed as a hobby. Even seeing the clouds move can be a hobby if you absolutely enjoy doing it.

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However, in recent years of study, scientists have pinned down a few hobbies that can make our life better.

Here Are 5 Hobbies That’ll Make Your Life Better

1. Petting an animal.

The entire world is aware of the fact that pets make great friends. There are millions of cases on the internet which prove that some bonds between a pet and a parent (I hate calling them owners) are stronger than other human bonds.

The best thing about pets is that even though they are a part of your life, for them, you are their entire life. Petting an animal is also known for reducing stress and making you a more responsible adult.

Taking care of pets also helps in holistic ways. Having a pet is basically like living with a friend. I mean have you ever seen a person who has remained to be sad and stressed after petting a puppy?

In fact, researchers have found out that people who own a pet live a healthier life than people who don’t. Having a pet at home also gives you a very strong reason to come back home, even if you live alone.

Related: How Your Pet Provides Stress Relief

2. Gardening.

Loved getting your clothes dirty in childhood? Well, we have a hobby that is just perfect for you! There is no answer that nature doesn’t have.

Gardening is very beneficial for us, in both physical and psychological ways. Being out for gardening exposes us to the sun which helps our body receive just the right amount of Vitamin E. It also lightens and refreshes our mood.  Gardening also reduces your chances of getting a heart attack by about 30% since it makes your body do a lot of exercises simultaneously.

If your garden is big enough, you could also get yourself a pond and add some fish in. You may even want to start fishing in your own garden, so don’t forget to get some fishing gear

3. Dancing.

There is a dancer within all of us. You just need the right music and mood. Dance, however, you want to. Nobody shall judge you for doing what you really enjoy doing.

When you dance, your motive isn’t to do all the steps perfectly. Your motive is to feel every step that you do. Dancing enables you to find and lose yourself, both at once.

Play a track, tap your feet, move your hands a little and most importantly, enjoy.

Dancing not only relaxes your mind but also strengthens your muscles due to all the pulls and stretches. It also helps in increasing your memory by remembering the long dance routines and also helps in increasing the coordination level between your body and mind. It also makes your body more flexible and keeps you active.

4. Write.

Take a pen and a notebook and start writing. Be whoever you want to be because it’s your own damn story. Write about rainbows or fairies or kings or even talking toads.

Writing helps in unleashing your creative mind and also increases your language fluency. People often say that the best way to use your pain is by writing them on paper with a pen. Writing is immortal. It is also said that writing about traumatic events can also give you the mental strength to overcome them. This is one of those hobbies that helps you channelize your thoughts in the right way.

Related: Writing as Meditation: How to Enter the Flow State Through Journaling

5. Listening To Music.

There isn’t a human on this planet who has listened to all the music in the world.

The music library is never-ending. If you don’t have any specific interest in anything then music is your best escape. Music brings happiness to all of us, and the best part about it is that there is a song for every emotion you feel.

In our generation, people often connect with the taste of their music.

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