Having a hobby is a great way to spend your free time doing something useful and better. The best part about hobbies is that they are enjoyable and allow you to do what you love. Perhaps, you always wanted to design a mini airplane or a rocket. Maybe you wanted to play basketball like Michael Jordan. Whatever the hobby, they provide you with the perfect opportunity to develop your creativity, competitive nature, and expand your horizon.
Here are some ways that hobbies can help you and your children:
Gives meaning and purpose to your life
Having a hobby gives you a sense of meaning and purpose. Depending on the free time you have, you can plan it. It can be weekly, biweekly or monthly. Just plan it with your son or daughter. Research has shown that people who have meaning in life live longer.
Keeps you active in life
Think about it. When was the last time you used your free time wisely? You have most likely slept or watched a movie. It’s okay to sleep and watch a movie, but doing the same thing week after week will get you nowhere. Developing a hobby keeps you active both physically and mentally.
You have the opportunity to make friends
Joining a club where like-minded people can help you make friends for life. You’d be surprised how people have been close friends their entire lives with someone they met randomly at a meeting, conference, or hobby club. Maybe you can take your kids to play soccer.
For girls, there are many options. You have music, cooking, sewing, the options are endless! It is absolutely fine for a father to be actively involved in his daughter’s life. This is how true friendships develop.
It gives you personal time with your children.
Whether you spend a few hours a week or a month, it is your personal time with your children. Your office work, friends and other things don’t bother you anymore. You are focused solely on your project. The obligations and responsibilities you have take a back seat. This is the best way to handle stress and tension.
It gives you the feeling of accomplishment.
If you don’t make decisions well, which affects setting your goals, then having a hobby can help you set deadlines and achieve them. Once you have completed the project, you can feel the sense of satisfaction within yourself, which is very important. Not to mention, you’ve just been spending time productively with your kids.
As always, whatever hobby you take up, be sure to enjoy it as if it were your last day on earth. It is very important because you will not be afraid to try new things next time.