Develop a good hobby….Keep sane all your life….

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 Wikipedia defines hobby as a regular activity, interest, enthusiasm, or pastime that is undertaken for pleasure or relaxation, done during one’s own time. Hobbyists engage in five broad types of activity: collectingmaking and tinkering (like embroidery), activity participation (like fishing and singing), sports and games, and liberal-arts hobbies (like languages, cuisine, literature). 

I am a firm believer that hobby plays a very important part in the overall growth of an individual. It improves creativity, imagination and ensures optimal utilisation of time. Whenever I get a chance to meet students, I do inquire about their hobbies and am not surprised at the answers I get. A majority of them don’t go beyond reading, listening to music or playing some game (that too not very regularly). Well, though reading is a good habit, but, for students it’s a necessity and won’t certainly qualify to be a hobby in real sense. Listening to music is no more than a time pass, though it does relax the mind. 

Hobby is one thing which has suffered the most in the modern competitive world. Kids hardly have any time for themselves after the school and the tutorials. Whatever little time children get after attending the school and tutorials is generally spent on mobile phones, interacting on social networking sites (SNS) or watching TV. I must admit that many kids do pick up good hobbies in the junior classes and really love it but as they get into the senior classes, academics get the better of everything else. The pressure to perform in exams leaves them with very little or no other choice. Study and study becomes the routine. Parents and teachers also play a major role in pushing the children away from hobbies. 

What is the importance of hobby? How does it help? Hobby is certainly an activity the person indulging in, loves doing. Anything you love doing, gives happiness, relaxes the body and mind. What can be better than being happy? When after a long day, the child indulges in his hobby it certainly takes his mind away from the routine stress and help in refreshing the mind. Hobby gives the child a well-deserved quality break from the stressful daily routine they undergo. Same holds true for the adult; after a long day in office, hobby will certainly help in relaxing. 

Anyone with a good creative hobby will never be lonely in life. Whenever he/ she is alone the hobby gives the much-required company preventing the mind from unnecessarily wandering away. Hobby will certainly cut down the time a person may spent online, just scrolling. 

Hobbies like music and singing may also help build a good social reputation and some do end up using a hobby/ talent for scoring brownie points. There is nothing wrong in it as long as the professional work is not suffering, anyway the seniors are there to ensure that doesn’t happen. 

A hobby may also become an additional source of income or even the main source of income if the person develops the required proficiency. 

An individual may not realise the importance of a hobby as a student or in the youth when he is too busy studying or making his career but as one crosses the forties and the time on hand gradually increases, need of a good hobby is certainly felt. There are people who start/ restart living their passion in the fifties indulging in music, singing, travelling, playing. But it would certainly help if the basics have been learnt as a child then refreshing later becomes that much easier. Starting something from scratch in the late years of life is not very easy. It is so true in my case; I started writing blogs after crossing the fifty years mark. But I can assure you, it’s good fun; keeps the brain going and keeps me going. 

Hobby is a must for every child. Pick up whatever you love or whatever catches your imagination. A good creative hobby will stand by you all your life and won’t certainly allow you to go insane.


  1. Im gonna learn how to walk straight 😜

    On Sun, 29 Jul 2018 at 8:12 AM, Krishmotivationblogs wrote:

    > krish posted: ” Wikipedia defines hobby as a regular activity, interest, > enthusiasm, or pastime that is undertaken for pleasure or relaxation, done > during one’s own time. Hobbyists engage in five broad types of > activity: collecting, making and tinkering (like embroider” >

  2. Reblogged this on Anniegoose's Blog and commented:
    I am a total believer in hobbies. For me – I have yoga 7 days a week for at least an hour a day; gardening, taking the time to read; and working with the homeless.

  3. It seems that young people have not changed that much since I was in school. I never had hobbies either and usually sat in my room reading a book if I wasn’t outside playing with my brother, the neighbours and cousins. The first real hobby I have undertaken for my own pleasure and relaxation has been starting and maintaining my food and travel blog for the past 3 years.

    1. Nothing much has changed in the education system as such…..hardly any encouragement to develop n follow hobbies..
      God bless you

  4. I think having a hobby definitely keeps us grounded and in a place of happiness in our life… having something to keep us engaged and interested keeps us moving forward…

  5. What a lovely article and a great reminder! developing a good hobby is really important to our lives.

  6. I totally agree with what your have in your post. I started to have a hobby of workout in the gym and in fact enjoying it so much. Everytime I am done with my routines, I feel a sense of happiness. I guess the endorphine started to kick in 🙂 You are right when you have hobby, you never feel alone as there are always something for you to do. I am glad to come across this post!

  7. I think its such a great idea to have a hobby. It just breaks up your life a little from just working to live and adds some fun in!

  8. Yes I agree with this. Thank you for sharing this wonderful opinion. Hobbies are really great.

  9. Having a hobby can definitely take you away from the every day stuff. I absolutely love anything that will not remind me of bills due 😉

  10. I agree, hobbies are a must, not only for kids but for everyone. I’ve gotten so much joy from my hobbies you know that feeling that artist talk about? When your working with something and you’re so into that? You’re in a «flow»? I’ve only experienced that mot from my hobbies than through my job. It’s absolutely a stress release as well. Let’s bring hobbies back!

    PS. I read somewhere that music is proven to have therupeutic effects

  11. Now, this is an interesting article and very informative as well. A hobby that we do always can lead us to a better life.

  12. My son has two hobbies he loves. I think you are right it is extremely important for anyone to have them.

  13. You are definitely right, having a hobby does keep one sane. I use to have a couple in my younger years, it’s a little harder to achieve now with family and everything in between.

  14. Krish, You have just Nailed it in your post. I am so impressed, how amazingly you have covered all those important points in one small post. It’s very impressive. You should never give up on writing. You have such a great talent in your. God definitely blessed you with the talent. Thank you for visiting as well. I will be checking out your blog quite often and going to follow you if I haven’t already.

  15. Hobbies build confidence because being good at something and learning something new is very rewarding. … Hobbies that require some level of physical activity also create chemical changes in our body that help reduce stress but even if your hobby does not require physical activity you can still benefit.

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