What are the benefits of having a hobby


Are you keen on developing a hobby? Want to know the benefits of having a hobby? Find the details in this article.

Developing a hobby is based on your interests and likes. Maintaining the same is very beneficial as these keep you engaged. This is one of the best time pass activity. In the present hectic life you hardly find time to either develop a hobby of your interest / like or could maintain the same.

Of course, most of the hobbies are involved with cost and you need to spend some amount for maintaining your hobby. If it not affordable for you, try some simple hobbies that can be maintained without no cost or by spending less amount. As most of the hobbies are cost-related, many people don't won't explore their interests / likes which they can develop into a hobby.

If you keep aside the cost involved for maintaining a hobby and spend some time for yourself to come out of the hectic life, develop and maintain a hobby as it has many benefits. Start a hobby according to your taste and liking and develop it over a period of time. The benefits of having a hobby are many.

The best benefits of having a hobby

In this stressful world, you hardly find time to develop / have a hobby. After a stressful and strenuous day at work place, most of you feel like having a relax after getting back to home either by watching your favorite show on the TV or browsing the web or engaged with chats on smartphones. Do you know that these activities are not stress relievers. Some even feel that having a hobby is just a waste of time.

In fact, having a hobby is not just a pass time activity but it has many advantages / benefits of having a hobby are:
  • Hobby is a stress relievers
    The present generation is leading a stressful life compared to the life of the people in the olden days. The moment you jump up from the bed in the morning, the whole day you will be on toes running from one place to other as a part of their busy schedule of life. At the end of the end you just go to bed without any physical activity but with much mental stress. This kind of life style ends up in health problems. Hobby acts as an outlet for relieving the stress. Once you let out your entire day's stress, you feel relieved and get a feeling of freshness. It is very beneficial to have a hobby and daily spend some time in developing it so that you can keep yourself engaged for some time and feel the freshness of body and mind.

  • Hobby for gaining knowledge
    Hobby like book-reading, coins collection etc, help in gaining knowledge. If you are interested in starting a hobby naturally you collect some material on how to start a hobby according to your own interest. In addition to that you keep collecting materials and involve yourself in research activity for developing and maintaining your hobby. And this is how over a period of time it helps you much in gaining enough knowledge in the specific areas of interest.

  • Hobby is a good companion:
    If you develop a hobby of your interest it helps you in keeping your mind and body engaged at least for some period of time in a day and thus it helps in giving you a good company by making you to forget yourself for sometime. So deeply you involve yourself in some interesting hobbies. Moreover, for many people, a hobby keeps the minds and hands active and thus helps them in coming out of their loneliness if any. So if you develop a hobby of your interest, you can get a good company and keep yourself engaged or busy with its company and thus make your life joyous and meaningful.

  • Hobby helps in letting out emotions:
    Sometime in our lives we become very emotional due to various consequences that we face in our day to day activities in our life. And in case these emotions pent up in the mind and body these affect the health of the person and hence there need to be a let out for all such pent up emotional feelings. And in such a situation starting a hobby of your like and interest is much helpful in letting out your emotions and thus you really feel relieved and light at heart when you keep yourself engaged in some or the other hobby of your interest and thus let out all your feelings through this hobby.

  • A hobby is an excellent relaxing technique:
    When you have a hobby of your interest, you get naturally relieved from the daily routine of stressful life and it makes a good companion for you where you can let out all your emotions and thus get relief. And once your emotions are let out, you really feel much relaxed and light at mind and heart. Thus a hobby acts as an excellent relaxation technique for people who lead a stressful life.

  • A hobby helps in recharging the mind, body and soul:
    When you keep yourself engaged for sometime in an activity of your interest, you really forget the days tiredness and even you forget yourself for some time. And once you are done with the hobby for the day, your mind and soul gets recharged, so you once again gear up for the next day's routine life with a fresh mind and body.

  • Hobby is the best entertainer:
    Apart from recharging your mind and body, a hobby keeps you engaged for some period of time every day and thus it provides you with maximum entertainment and enjoyment as well. So when you get much entertainment by such an activity you feel fresh and this in turn helps in improving your health conditions.

  • A hobby for a healthy and happy living:
    As you can see that starting a hobby and thereby developing and maintaining it has so many advantages, then it is quite evident that when we let our emotions, get relieved from our daily stress, thus recharge our mind and body and thereby get entertainment from a hobby. All these factors have a great impact on the overall health conditions of the body and this in turn helps in making our life a healthy and happy one.

Other advantages of having a hobby

In addition to some of the best benefits of having and maintaining a hobby, there are even many other advantages of maintaining a hobby. Some of these are:
  • As you maintain a hobby according to your interest, you need not meet with any completion deadlines for the same and hence you won't be put to pressure for meeting the deadlines. You are free to do with your hobby in your free time and you can take as much time as you want to complete it. Hence there are no external pressures acting on you for the completion of the same.

  • A hobby is a nice way of socializing as well. People who are having similar likes and interest can flock together and thus exchange and share their views and experiences with regard to their hobbies. And thus a hobby helps people in socializing themselves and strengthen their bonds and relationships as well.

  • A hobby even helps in lifting up the moods of a person and thus boosts the energy levels as well. And it is a good way of exercising the physical body. According to some researchers, it has been found that people who keep themselves engaged in a hobby at least 15 minutes in a day are less likely to experience fatigue.

  • Most of the hobbies involves regular physical activity which helps in improving the overall health condition of the body. Hobby keeps you in good moods and helps in as it improves the circulation of blood in the body, maintains blood pressure, reduces excess fat from the body and thus helps in the overall fitness of the body. Thus maintaining a hobby is highly advantageous for maintaining the overall health condition of the body.

  • Developing a hobby helps in discovering your hidden talents. It enables you to know yourself in a better way and helps you in learning new skills. It helps in boosting your confidence levels.

  • Hobby is the best time pass activity and it gives you a chance to develop your creative skills. The mind keeps wandering on various things and finally you come up with the best ideas and a good creativity.

  • Hobby provides you the best entertainment. When you are fully involved in your hobby, you forget the world around you.

  • Apart from all the benefits and advantages that are mentioned above, some of the hobbies are very useful as you can make money out of such pass time activities. There are many hobbies which can be converted into profit-making.

Some hobbies that are beneficial

If you find it difficult to choose a specific hobby and maintain the same, then find the specific area of your interest. By nature you tend to show interest on particular areas and basing on this observation of yours, you can select one or two best options which you think are beneficial for your self-development. Below is the list of some of the best hobbies that are beneficial:
  1. Gardening is one of the best hobbies that is highly beneficial for the overall improvement of the health. Growing plants both indoor plants and outdoor plants gives good physical exercise and relaxation to the mind. Indoor plants help in making the air rich in oxygen which is again beneficial for a healthy living.

  2. Travelling is an interesting hobby which is enjoyed by most of the people. This hobby not only gives you enjoyment, but also enables you to gain knowledge by a practical experience. You get to know about the people of different cultures, lands etc. You gain knowledge through travelling.

  3. Photography too is a wonderful hobby which is in use since olden days. This hobby is equally enjoyed by the people of all age groups. It helps you in discovering things and improves your keen observation on things. It gives you cherished memories and makes you feel happy when you keep looking at your pictures taken by you.

  4. Looking after a pet too is a wonderful hobby which is helpful in giving you a company when you feel lonely. Any pet can serve the purpose. Even fishes in the fish tank keeps you engaged most of the time. The colorful fish make a feast to your eyes and gives relaxation to the stressed mind.

  5. Making handicrafts is an interesting hobby which is very useful in developing your skills and talents. You can keep yourself engaged in making various interesting home decorative items and decor your home with hand made items which gives an ethnic look to your home. It also helps in money-making.

  6. Since olden days book-reading is a wonderful hobby which helps in improving your language and it also helps in gaining knowledge.

  7. Fruit and vegetable carving is a very good hobby which is highly beneficial not only as a pass time activity but also helps in improving your earnings by marketing the same as these are in great demand.

  8. Other hobbies like mehandi designing, embroidery work, glass painting, music, singing, oil painting, greeting card making, jewelry making and many more are very useful hobbies which provide an excellent opportunity for money-making.

Concluding note

Hobbies are beneficial for the overall health and happiness. Keep your busy life aside for a while and focus on your hobby. It's not too late to develop a hobby but you can start it right now and maintain to make your life more meaningful, happy, healthy and enjoyable.


Article by Kalyani
Kalyani is basically an educationist and presently a home-maker who is fruitfully utilizing her free time in freelancing, online content writing and above all blogging. She is an active lead editor at IndiaStudyChannel.com for over 2 years. She is an environmentalist who strives to protect the environment through the revival of age-old eco-friendly practices. She also strives to preserve the rich cultural heritage of India.

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