Hobbies play a very crucial role in our day-to-day life. They occupy our minds in leisure time and keep us refreshed. By engaging ourselves in hobbies, we can forget our worries and tension of daily life making it interesting and enjoyable all over again. There are several merits to having a hobby or two. We can learn new things and expand our knowledge while doing them, simply out of joy. It is not necessary for everyone to have hobbies but with them, one can certainly lead a happy life even in gloomy situations. Hobbies can be a perfect way to spend time in solitude too.
Why having a Hobby is Necessary
In the present fast and furious world, it is very difficult to get time for ourselves. Our life has become very monotonous and confined. That is the very reason to engage in something different in our free time to keep our mind refreshed and active. And that is what a hobby does. One of the quintessential merits of having a hobby is that it acts as a major stress-buster. It is something which we enjoy doing with utter satisfaction.
A hobby is a chance to take a break from life and indulge in something different. It gives us an opportunity to explore ourselves and realize our potential in various areas.
Apart from the above good things, hobbies can earn a person some extra income. If you are a stamp collector you can exhibit your stamps in the academy. If you are an efficient painter you can earn money by selling your paintings. So, hobbies can benefit you both mentally as well as financially.
My Hobby- My Favourite Pass-Time Activities
I have several hobbies, but the one that makes me the happiest and gives a lot of mental freshness is reading storybooks. I love to read adventure stories and stories on animals and science fiction. Some of my favourite storybooks are Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells, The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, The Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle, and Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett. I am now looking forward to reading more books especially, Moby Dick by Herman Melville and fiction written by Ruskin Bond. Whenever I get some leisure time I read a book and that’s why exam breaks are my favourite.
I have another hobby- making recycled toys and origami. I use old, broken toy parts to make miniature aeroplanes and cars and watch a lot of origami videos on Youtube to make my own paper toys and craft items. I also like to write about my toys and origami items on my blog that my mother helped me to create two years ago. I keep doing these two activities- reading storybooks and making craft items in my free times alternatively so that I never get bored. In fact, my hobbies give wings to my imagination!
My aim in life is to become a globetrotter. And in the pages of the storybooks, I already get to visualize many beautiful places. I wish to travel a lot someday and write down my experiences in a blog. For that, I think my hobby of reading storybooks is going to help me significantly. I will get to learn the nuances of creative writing and hone my writing skill over the years.
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