Do more than just your normal routine - get a hobby!

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Now that 2016 is finally here, working on our resolutions is in order! 

We lead a fast-paced life and we've become resigned to the fact that our life, at least during the week, is basically about this routine we follow every day.
However, we should also have time to do things we enjoy! That's why working on time-management skills is so important, so you can get the most out of your free time.

Here's where hobbies come in:

Finding out we have an interest in something new is an exciting ride. We begin reading about the subject and we quickly immerse ourselves in it, wanting to try out a million things, but we usually end up using it to procrastinate on our important tasks. 

However, if one manages to balance things out, a hobby can be a great way to spend our free time, instead of just sitting on the couch and watching TV whenever we need a break or are done with work. Of course watching TV can be something you like to do but it isn't really productive or engaging to the brain.

Try to do something productive or that builds skills.

First of all, a hobby can be something to add to your CV that shows that you do more than just study or work, which is probably a good indicator of a person with varied interests and skills, as well as good time-management capabilities.

Then, a hobby can also be really exciting and fulfilling when you create or accomplish something with it.

Lastly, it's important to exercise our brain and keep it active in different subjects and through different types of activities. So, when we are not working, we should try to do activities that engage our brains and make us fully focused on it for that period of time. 
This also helps to not worry so much about all the stressful things in our hectic life while we're not working.

The beginning of a new year is a great time to organize your time and finding something you like to do in your free-time, especially for cold or rainy days when you can't go out much.

Need ideas?

  • Cooking
  • Art (painting, sculpture, drawing) 
  • DIY-ing and scrap-booking
  • Photography 
  • Writing (stories, journaling, blog, etc.) and reading
  • Music (learn an instrument, sing) and Dance
  • Gardening
  • Sports
  • Board Games, Puzzles, etc.
  • Sewing, crocheting, quilting...
What are some of your hobbies?

Wishing you a happy new year!

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