Having hobbies is an important part of anyone's life. It is not only important to have hobbies so that you can stay sane from work or study, but also so that you can use break up the monotony and use your creative mind.
Hobbies keep us busy and many of them also allow us to experience people who otherwise we would never have met. Hobbies give us a way to refresh, regroup and rejuvenate when the going gets tough.
Everyone should have a hobby or two - but how should you pick a hobby? What are some good hobby ideas? I've compiled a list of 10 hobbies, all of which I would consider to be positive and productive in some way.
Dancing expands your mind, challenges your memory and tones your body. You can meet lovely people and listen to some great music. There are loads of styles. If you're in Sydney, consider checking out some dance classes in Sydney CBD, Eastern Suburbs, Lower North Shore, Sydney's South or the Hills & Western Sydney. You can focus on a particular style (for example, Waltz or ballet) or go to a number of different styles of you wish.
Even if you live in a building that doesn't like the idea of pets, you could get a fish tank or some hermit crabs. In any case, looking after a pet, even someone else's pet, could be a fun hobby (especially if you get to give the pet back at the end of the day). Please do not commit to actually adopting a pet if you won't keep it, perhaps offer to dog-walk or cat-sit for others instead. If you don't want to commit to taking anyone home or walking them, you could also feed the local swans.
Even if you're the most accomplished of PHDs, I bet you could still improve yourself. Perhaps you could learn something new by picking up a new or free short course on the side, or by giving yourself a fun side part time profession. Many people also turn their side hustles into their new profession.