The Importance of Hobbies ~ Caitlyn, Veterinary Nurse

When you are wrapped up in your work, it’s especially important to remember to take time for your personal hobbies. No matter what type of hobby you choose, you will learn, grow, and you are exposed to new ideas. For me, it’s drawing! I started to doodle and sketch portraits of dogs for fun a few years ago. I soon realized that I really enjoyed drawing those furry faces.

Why are hobbies so important?

Hobbies increase enrichment and bring us joy
It is honoring to be able to give them a portrait of their beloved pet. To see their first reaction is very heartwarming!

Social connections
Hobbies can help you meet new people. I have met so many good people who enjoy my artwork. Some who draw too, which then we can talk about and connect.

Learning new things
With a hobby, you can enjoy the process of learning new things without the feeling of discouragement. They can be challenging, which keeps you engaged!

Stress relief and preventing bad habits
Having a good hobby that you enjoy can help you spend that time with positivity. It can give you a break from your stressful work week.

There is no limit to the types of hobbies that you can try, but here are a few ideas:

  • Gardening
  • Reading
  • Glass blowing
  • Skating
  • Couponing
  • Hiking
  • Playing instruments

There are so many! Practice makes perfect. Art is amazing, and if you ever want to grab a pencil and start sketching, go for it! You never know what talent is hidden within your creativity.