The holidays are upon us! While it is a time for rest and recharging, look at using it as a time to explore a new hobby. Taking up a hobby is an underrated yet effective way to not only break away from work, but also learn a new skill and supercharge your personal development in the new year. If bringing better balance into your life and working on your personal and professional growth is on your New Year’s resolutions list, there might be an unexpected way to achieve these: taking up a hobby. Hobbies can help you develop new skills, build connections and lead to personal satisfaction and greater purpose. Read on for more reasons it’s a good idea to take up a hobby in 2024.
First, what counts as a hobby?
It’s any purposeful activity that you do regularly outside of work that brings you enjoyment or pleasure. Hobbies can range from gardening to embroidery to reading.