Why having a hobby might be the best medicine
Don’t have the time to pursue a hobby? That may be exactly why you need one.
The word ‘hobby’ has an old-fashioned ring to it, but it’s the meaning that really feels antiquated: “An activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure”.
Our fast-paced modern lives often don’t stop spinning long enough to allow the relaxed leisure-time activities enjoyed by previous generations.
We welcomed technology into our lives to make things easier and to give us more free time but, instead, it has left us feeling overwhelmed and exhausted, and the mass effect shows no sign of waning. ‘Digital addiction’ has turned many of us – including our children – into screen junkies who struggle to avoid swiping, clicking and scrolling for any significant period of time.