Hobbies and Happiness

Hobbies are defined as activities done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure. In other words, a hobby is something you opt to engage in because you find it to be enjoyable – and not because someone told you to do it. When we are enjoying ourselves, our emotional well-being is improved while our stress levels are decreased. So spend some time this week engaged in your favorite hobby or starting a new one. If you are struggling coming up with a new hobby, start by asking yourself if you want it to involve being indoors or outdoors. Here are some ideas to get you started: cooking, drawing, reading, photography, sculpting, crocheting, video gaming, fishing, gardening, kayaking, hiking, and horseback riding.