Dream Big and Embrace Hobbies
Have you always wanted to write a novel? Play the piano? Paint a sunset? Now is the perfect time to pick up some art supplies or grab an instrument. September is Self-Improvement Month!
Starting a new hobby or even picking up one that you haven’t thought about for years has many documented scientific benefits. These include:
- Lower stress levels: Hobbies are excellent stress reducers, allowing us the ability to handle the challenging events that come our way each day.
- Increased joy: Hobbies that give a sense of fulfillment will give you a better outlook as well as an improved feeling of purpose.
- Better sleep: Having a hobby that makes you happy can lead to a better quality sleep.
- Improved physical health: By engaging in a hobby you enjoy, you are more likely to have lower blood pressure, decreased stress and an overall sense of wellness.
Hobbies help to stave off boredom and give a boost of self confidence. There’s nothing more empowering than mastering a skill and being able to share this with others. If you are helping care for a loved one, you can encourage them to delve into an activity that will bring them joy. There’s no better stress reliever or creative outlet than a hobby. Some popular activities that you may want to consider for yourself or for someone you are caring for include:
- Learning a New Language
- Puzzle Solving
- Artistic Crafts
What activity would you like to start? Think about it and give yourself 30 days to try it out. You may just be amazed at how this simple act can lend so much to your life!