If you are feeling like you are getting swept up by your work and other responsibilities, we feel you. It is easy to lose sight of the fun in life when you have to think about your career, family, and your finance.
Like clockwork, many Singaporeans live by a routine of sorts. Work, eat, go back home, and repeat; it can be hard to find enjoyment and purpose in life. Yet, life doesn’t have to be like that. In fact, it shouldn’t.
Enter: hobbies. Hobbies are an essential part of life. According to an article by the University of Reading, picking up a hobby can benefit one’s mental health. The way it works is simple: when you pick up something you enjoy, dopamine is released in the brain to help you feel pleasure.
Of course, there are other benefits to various hobbies – for example, reading can help in preventing dementia.
While it can be daunting to pick up a hobby (no matter your age), the joy of finding something you enjoy and are willing to devote your time to is unparalleled. Keep reading to find out what are the various activities you can start – and where to go for lessons if you would like hands-on help.