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How To Enjoy Life Fully
I was in an exhibition hall showing excellent photographs of eminent artists when a cute photograph attracted my attention. As I drew near my daughter she confirmed that it was by one of our very known family friends who was working with a multinational company as a software engineer having an inclination for photography. That he has been elevated to such a dizzy height of attainment throwing challenge to the professional photographers was beyond my imagination and while congratulating him on his brilliant achievement I advised my little daughter the necessity of picking up desired hobbies along with the usual studies for establishment in life.
People love to cling to his or her choice of art while pursuing different professions. In the childhood days I could see a school friend engaging in carpentry jobs in his spare time. That a child loves to portray or write poems is very common. But when we hear someone established as a good physician visiting his art teacher of former days to sharpen his drawing acumen or a police personnel joining a group of artists to show his capability as a painter we can not but admire his learning tenacity beyond his usual profession by pursuing a hobby different from his usual line of activity.
NEED FOR HOBBIES
There are people who remain so devoted to their office jobs that they seem to have hardly any time for hobbies. Students who are very sincere in their studies forget the fact that only studies make one a dull boy or a girl.
When people say they are overloaded or cannot keep up with their jobs it is usually the result of taking on too much. Most of the time they need to politely decline different jobs more often than not. One should develop the art of saying no which is key to avoiding being overcome by obligations others ask us to take on.
But unfortunately when the activities get tough and as people tend to buckle down under pressure, they start saying no to themselves first since saying no to others is hard but saying no to themselves is easy. So, they begin to deny themselves the things that keep them alive and energized. Leisure activities, sports, spending time with their family, are often the first things they sacrifice. Often when asked about any hobby they respond, “Are you kidding? I don’t have time for a hobby!” In fact, spending more time on yourself will result in more time and productivity at work. However, spending time on yourself results in more time and more focus in your other endeavours.
How to be Productive in Leisure
People who are running jaded and cannot keep up with their commitments have often neglected themselves. We must keep our body and mind in top shape if we expect to go for high performance.
We have a few of the benefits of having a hobby:
A)Recharging the energy battery – A hobby provides renewed energy and excitement. This will also pass on to the rest of our activities.
B)Sparking Creativity – When we are pursuing our hobby it sparks our creativity. We are more likely to have creative unfolding of ideas. It is observed that even solutions to problems we are facing will come to us as we engage in such activities.
C)Preventing the state of being extremely tired – Anything, even a machine, doing the same thing over-and-over again eventually burns out. If we do not take a break to refresh ourselves we too will face the same consequence. Interestingly, this is also true in our personal lives.
D) Personal Growth – We all need to keep growing both professionally and personally. If your hobby is drawing photoprahy or even reading, you will grow from it.
A Hobby is About all round development
It is unwise to Focus too much on one thing while neglecting the essential things that recharge us. That will ultimately lead to failure. Spending more time on yourself you will have more productivity at work and all areas of your life including professional life.
As aptly said by Pablo Picasso
What better illustration of need for art may be given! In corollary we may well say that following a good hobby will definitely give us the much needed respite from our hectic work schedules and boredom to find renewed vigour and energy to do routine jobs.
Putting an end to our stressful job, or erratic job nature we may throw away all our inhibitions and take a dream-filled, inspirational journey to pursuing art ful hobbies which allow everybody to pause and take a breather from a stressful situation.
That reminds us of the great quotation of George Bernard Shaw
There are innumerable cases where a physician has to spend sleepless nights watching the condition of critical patients or staying awake waiting for emercgency phone calls. If the physician has no other jobs on hand he will have to spend such precious time doing own passionate things like solution of crossword puzzles, drawing, painting etc.
In the absence of such hobbies the life of a busy physician would be dull and and he would be driven to frustration in no time. So the only option for him is to pursue such creative activities from childhood that will stand him in good stead in future.This is equally applicable for any other professions and while doing daily routine activities one should hone own creative minds so that the life does not become unbearable due to the onslaught of work burden any time.
Passion for photography allows me to transform what we often dismiss as the everyday mundane into something beautiful. With digital photography, the immediate feedback connects us even faster. Such facilities as camera phones, remote uploads, social media sharing all allow us to see the world as it happens even if there’s no skill involved! The digital camera is a great engineering feat.
Writing your Heart Out
From writing diaries to blogs or even facebook status updates, we’re all used to updating different events and portraying the things that happen to us into words.
Then we can jolly well take those exercise one step further by just writing about events into what is called creative writing. It’s a great hobby that can engage you productively giving the scope to earn extra income
Types of Writing
We can write fiction non fiction, poetry etc. Only problem the new writers face is writer’s block when the writer loses interest for dearth of inspiration. This phase can best be avoided by getting inspiration from different sources.The ideal reaction should be “ My writing comforts me when I'm upset, & excites me when I think about certain people whom I cherish”.
Choosing the right hobby
While for some people choosing a hobby may be a natural and easy process but for many others, it may be confusing as there are thousands of options to chose from.But the selection should match with his interest and personality type. If everyone is occupied with one or two hobbies besides routine jobs it will provide the maximum benefit to the individuals and society.
Reading of Books/Newspapers
It may be said to be the best hobby among all the hobbies. One can get rid of boredom by going through interesting story books and the regular practice imparts knowledge to the readers. For more details give below my hub on the topic Reading Habits
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