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Exploring The Benefits of Finding Hobbies

If you’ve read my previous blog post, you know I started going to therapy after graduation. I found myself to be very anxious and even depressed. I was so caught up in the idea of finding a job, I let my mental health go. Obviously, not a good idea.

I knew I had to change my lifestyle. I had to find some kind of way to ease my mind from the job search. To make a long story short, I found a few hobbies which did exactly what I hoped for.


Last summer, I began to walk. It felt nice to get outside and stretch my legs, once a day. I began to walk for longer distances. One mile turned into three, and then five. Fast forward to the present, I have trained my body to start running. I’m happy being able to run one to three miles.


Well, look where we are. I decided to create a blog. I am fortunate enough to have taken courses, at Rowan University, regarding public relations and communications. If any of my fellow classmates are reading this, I have four words for you. The Associated Press Stylebook. The stylebook has become my best friend.


Part of the reason why I changed my major to advertising is so I can keep my creativity intact. I started painting and drawing. I have found charcoal to be an amazing tool to create a masterpiece. My paintings have no meaning, I put the brush to the canvas and do whatever the brush tells me to do. That sounds so cheesy, I know.

Some hobbies you can try to rest your mind from the world, could include…

  • Puzzles

  • Yoga

  • Photography

  • Learning a new instrument

  • Knitting

  • Even, brunch with a friend (I’ve found that talking to others about your situations can clear your mind)

Remember to be patient. You can’t master a new hobby overnight.

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