Ever feel like the days in your life are scripted, repetitive, and monotonous? 

You wouldn’t if you stay active and have a hobby. 

Tiredness, work stress, or illness can all impact physical activity. That’s why it is important to remain healthy and active throughout life. Staying fit and doing physical activity regularly can add years to your lifespan and will markedly improve your overall well-being. One of the best ways to maintain an active lifestyle is by doing something you love. 

When you have hobbies or something that makes you happy psychologically, it can release endorphins in the body. The more time you devote to becoming immersed in your hobby, the more satisfaction and sense of achievement you can get out of it. These reactions can help reduce the risk of depression and anxiety. 

Being active by doing your hobbies can keep you at the moment, it takes your mind away from stressful thoughts and focuses on an activity you enjoy. When you have so many things in your mind, try to run, hike, and do yoga that can keep you physically active. While not all hobbies offer the same level of mental or physical engagement, hobbies help you practice mindfulness techniques without even realizing it. Some hobbies like reading, writing, designing, or learning a new language can keep you productive and instill a sense of purpose while having fun. 

From now on, try making a few changes that you think you will be able to manage, and then stick to them for a couple of months until they become part of your natural routine. New routines, new places, and new elements can expose us to new opportunities to get active. You may even find that by switching up your routine, you end up with extra time here or there, ideal for when you’re trying to keep active. Adopting new habits is always a challenge at first, but making progress is all that matters. Remember small steps can lead to big changes.

Written by Apta Maheswari

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