While not a necessity, having some free time to spend on your interests can be extremely rewarding. Whether it be playing an instrument, reading a book, or learning a new skill, hobbies are great ways to relax and feel fulfilled. Finding the right balance between work life and personal time can be tricky at times, but making dedicated time for yourself is key. By taking time out of your schedule for activities you enjoy, you’re more likely to stick with it long-term. Not only that, but you’ll also have fun while showing yourself that it’s possible to balance both sides of your life.
When deciding what to pursue as a hobby, it’s important to pick something you’re truly passionate about. If you don’t enjoy it enough to make the effort, chances are you’ll become frustrated and eventually abandon your hobby altogether.
Painting is one of my hobbies. Here I have used some of my personal time to paint three very simple paintings: