“I’m a fan of art therapy. Just being creative helps. I think everyone is creative in their own way.” – Mahlie
Having a hobby is a great way to spend your spare time and unwind from your daily routine - whether it’s learning something new, doing something musical or artistic, doing something outdoors or active, or reading something that interests you.
Spending time on an activity that you enjoy can improve your mental health and wellbeing. Research shows that people with hobbies are less likely to suffer from stress, low mood, and depression. Activities that get you out and about can make you feel happier and more relaxed. Group activities like team sports can improve your communication skills and relationships with others.
Your interests may be creative, athletic, academic, or something distinctly personal. You may choose a hobby that you can do alone or as part of a group. Whatever your interests are, there’s probably a hobby out there for you. What matters is that it is meaningful and enjoyable to you.