Why a Hobby is Good For Your Career

December 14, 2016

Career Advice

11063709844_657849bc43_zHobbies can be simple like reading a new book, learning new recipes, or buying some art supplies. Or, it could be a bigger commitment like taking guitar lessons, training for a marathon, or learning a new language. Here are a few reasons why hobbies can make your personal life and work life even better.

  1. You won’t dread Mondays.
    Life isn’t all about work, and you may start your work week on a more positive note if you have something exciting to look forward to. Those Sunday Scaries will be overshadowed by that awesome thing you have planned later this week.
  2. You’ll be more productive.
    When your free time is already filled with something you love, they’ll be no time for work to creep into your personal life. It may be a lot easier to stay focused when you have no choice but to get the work done in the time allotted.
  3. You’ll feel energized.
    Doing something you love is, well, energizing! It may make you happier and more confident. There’s nothing wrong with that!
  4. You’ll have something (else) to talk about at work.
    We would go so far as to argue that hobbies make you more interesting. Not only are you learning new skills but you’re also likely meeting new people, which makes for good conversation.
  5. You’ll feel less stressed.
    Hobbies are a good source of relaxation. It’s essentially a mandatory “me time” that’s scheduled somewhere consistently within your work week.

Image via Angela Quitoriano/Flickr.

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