Hobbies And Spending Free Time
Phyllis McGinley once said: “A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away”. It helps us relax, open up our minds, and even helps us make money.
Dasha is a third year student of the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design. Her major is Advertising and Public Relations.
Hi everyone, my name is Dasha. I'm almost 20 years old. I love things related to creativity and self-expression. I also like studying because it helps me to develop more comprehensively. I can't stand still and I always want to try something new and develop skills that I already have. Well, I'm also sincere, open to new acquaintances and I love memes with animals.
Now, during the pandemic, I have quite a lot of free time. Sometimes I read books that are not related to my studies and draw. I also knit a lot, I like doing needlework. I can't say for sure when I want active activities or just relaxation. It all depends on the situation, mood or fatigue that I get when I have done some other things.
Of course, it is very important to have your own hobby. This is an action that should distract you from the workflow. If you work and sleep constantly, you can go crazy. Your everyday life will be devoted to work. Not to mention the pleasure of the work when it has been done, you will get almost no satisfaction from this life if you just work and sleep. That’s why you should always find time for something that genuinely gives you personal pleasure and will allow you to refresh yourself. It is a hobby.
Naturally I have hobbies. As I mentioned earlier, this is reading, drawing and needlework.
Of course, stereotypically needlework is a hobby of the elderly. However I think like this, if it gives me pleasure and allows me to feel happy, then I don't care about everything. Also, I learned to knit at school and then realized that I would never stop knitting in my life.
To be honest, I can't say exactly how much time I spend on them. I try to devote at least one hour a day to do something of my own. But sometimes there are such busy weekdays that I can do things that I like on the weekends.
Yes, of course. We are all human beings and we all succumb to our desires. There are days when I absolutely do not want to do assignments from my teachers and at such moments I allow myself to do what I like no matter what. I know myself and I can do anything if I really want to and if it's really necessary. I'm just sure that everyone has such moments like that.
My hobbies do not require particularly strong monetary expenditures, except for reading. I don't like e-books, that's my big problem. I love print media. Because of this, I have to constantly spend money on new books. Everything else takes a lot less money.
To be honest, I have a rather strange interest in books. I can read fiction as well as autobiographies or fantasies. Probably, for the most part, I would recommend the novels of the modern writer Amy Harmon to girls. I just adore her and each of her books is like a rich series for me, from which I can't tear myself away.
All my hobbies can be combined with something. It means that I can watch all sorts of educational courses/videos while I draw or knit. Thanks to that, my hobbies do not affect (negatively) my studies much. Then, at any time, I can knit something and sell it, which is also a kind of plus for me as a hobby. Also, obviously reading brings me a lot of knowledge.
It's great when you get money from something that brings you sincere pleasure, from what you like to do. However, I believe that this is not always a good idea, as many expect. If you constantly do what you love, then at some point you may get bored of it. And this is the problem that is difficult to get rid of. Then it's sad to realize that you now don't have a favorite thing to do and as a result it won't bring you money, respectively, anymore.
Yes, I'm thinking of starting to actively engage in sports, lead an active lifestyle and you know what, it brings me not only pleasure, but also makes my health stronger. For example, I want to do gymnastics and jogging. For your information, I go in for running.
I started running recently, just a month ago. I run every two or three days. This unloads my head from unnecessary thoughts and keeps the body in good shape.
Yes, of course! One of my biggest hobbies is acting. I play in the theater and act in various student and non-student projects. It all started with performances in kindergarten, then my mother sent me to a theater studio, where I was already working professionally on myself as an actress. Now I'm shooting in one project and I get a lot of pleasure from filming.
It was a student project. Guys who also study in HSE like me are shooting a short film. They are from the Faculty of Cinema. and they needed an actress. The shooting conditions were quite difficult, because the director wanted a lot, and there was not enough time and resources for this. Moreover, the time I had spent is not paid, unfortunately. The most vivid memory is that the shooting took place in winter. It was terribly cold outside, and we were filming for several hours. However, it was a good challenge for stamina and endurance.
It seems to me that hobbies do not really impact my study. I don't do advertising much, but I can do a great job of advertising my product, the one that I knitted. Also, it could be something I've drawn, or read, no matter how funny it may be, none of my hobbies have anything to do with what I study in the university.
Yes, in the long run I would like to learn to play guitar and monetize knitting. Music makes me relax and not think about anything, and knitting at a professional level could bring me a small income, which I could, for example, invest.
Allow yourself to try something new, because after that it can become something more than just a hobby. Moreover, being open to the changes of this world is one of the best things that can make your life easier, brighter and richer, especially in such difficult times like this.