Having a hobby is a great way of using your free time by doing something useful and better. The best part about hobbies is that, they are enjoyable and allow you do what you like. Maybe, you always wanted to design a mini airplane or a rocket. Maybe you wanted to play basketball like Michael Jordan. Whatever the hobby, they give you the perfect opportunity to develop your creativity, competitive nature, and expand your horizon.
Here are some ways in which hobbies can help you and your kids:
It gives your life meaning and purpose
Having a hobby gives you a sense of meaning and purpose. Depending on the free time you have, you can plan it out. It could be weekly, once in a fortnight, or monthly. Just plan it out with your son or daughter. Research has shown that people who have a meaning in life live longer.
Keeps you active in life
Think about it. When was the last time, you used your leisure time wisely. You would have most probably slept or watched a movie. It is fine to sleep and watch a movie, but doing the same week after week is not going to get you anywhere. Developing a hobby keeps you active both physically and mentally.
You get to make friends
Joining a club where people with the same interest can help you make friends for life. You would be surprised to know how people have had a close friendship for a lifetime with somebody they randomly met in a meeting, conference, or hobby club. Maybe you can take your sons to play football.
In the case of girls, there are many options. You got music, cooking, stitching, the choices are endless!. It is absolutely fine for a father to take active part in his girl’s life. This is how real friendships are developed.
Gives you personal time with your kids
Whether you spend a few hours a week or a month, it is your personal time with your kids. Your office work, friends, and other things don’t bother you anymore. You are focused solely on your project. The obligations and responsibilities which you have, take a back seat. This is the best way to manage stress and tension.
Gives you the feeling of achievement
If you are a poor decision maker, which affects your goal setting, 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 have just spent the time productively with your kids.
As always, whatever hobby you take up, make sure that you enjoy it as if it were your last day on earth. It is very important because you will not feel afraid to try new things the next time.