3 Hobbies That Will Help You Excel at Work

March 9, 2017

Career Advice

We talk often about work-life balance–and how hard it is to achieve!–but we’ve also made one point clear: hobbies are good for you. If you’re a high-stress-high-achiever kind of person, you may find it hard to relax and therefore find it challenging to dedicate your precious time to hobbies. It feels like a waste! Well, there’s good news for you: the following hobbies perform a double whammy. They’ll help you excel at home and at work.

1. Read
Incorporate reading into your daily routine whether it’s on your commute, your lunch break, or before bed. Audio books count! Sure, business and self-improvement books are a sure-fire way to spend your time, but fiction books are also beneficial. Novels can give you a dose of creative thinking, relaxation, and escape which can all help you perform better on a daily basis.

2. Exercise
This one is an obvious choice, but one that’s too easily overlooked. How often have you skipped a workout to do work instead? Not okay. Exercise can not only improve your mood, but it can improve your brain function too. And it obviously keeps your body in tip top shape so you can focus on the things that matter in both your personal and your work life.

3. Learn a language
Who said a “language” has to be strictly verbal? Whether it’s a foreign tongue or a coding language, mastering a new skill like this can help you become more valuable to your company–and it gives your mind a great workout. You’ll gain confidence along the way, which is helpful at work and at home.

Image via Image Catalog/Flickr.

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