“You never lose a dream, it just incubates as a hobby” – Larry Page
In today’s world of cut throat competition, accentuation is given to grades, placement, promotion, position, stature, etc. Everyone is struggling to win the race and to become better than the rest. A school going child is burdened with studies, a college student is tensed about career, an employee is worried about promotion, the bosses are stressed about the profits, the sole bread-earner is traumatized about running the family and so on. Each and every individual is stressed about one thing or another. We are burdening our brain everyday and that too, only one side of the brain.
As per the research of an American psycho-biologist, Roger W Sperry, the brain has two hemispheres, the right hemisphere and the left hemisphere. The right hemisphere is responsible for controlling the left side of the body and is more artistic and creative. On the other hand, the left hemisphere is responsible for controlling the right side of the body and is more academic and logical. The food of right side of the brain is art, craft, music, intuition, anything belonging to the creative family while the food of left side is education, knowledge, learning, logic, each thing related with intellect. When we concentrate only on the logical side, one part of brain gets more food than the other. It becomes difficult to carry the weight when it’s heavy on one side. Henceforth, there should be a balance between both.
In order to strike a balance between both the hemispheres of the brain, one should always unleash their creativity. And how will we do that? The answer is quite simple, one should always yearn for their hobbies. Hobby is an activity which gives us eternal happiness and contentment. It can just be like soothing rain in the scorching sun. It can come in any form art, craft, music, dance, gardening, cooking, pottery, gaming, options are endless. Every individual is a creative person, what is required is just to discover the things which pleases us. Rather, there is no age to pursue one’s hobby, begin whenever you realize it.
When in conversation with my bestie, I came to know that she has again started sketching, after fifteen long years. Due to professional studies, jobs, marriage, somewhere her hobby was buried in the closet. One day she decided to give it a try again and honestly, her sketches are just amazing. By doing this, she not only feels ecstatic but rejuvenated after a long stressful day. As per her, “Doing what you always dreamt of is the best phase of life”. Indeed in this fast moving world, we forget that the key to happiness lies in those little things which we always suppress in our hearts.
In the battle of surpassing competition and achieving high standards of excellence, it is imperative that a person must be passionate for work, similarly he/she must also be ardent about one’s hobby. Following an analogous routine tends to create monotony, it not only hampers our output but we eventually loose interest. Since hobby is acquired from our love to create, something which we enjoy, it releases our daily stress and gives us courage to bounce back each day. As beautifully quoted by Phyllis McGinley, “A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away”. Friends, life is too precious to be bored, just do what you enjoy doing and live life to the fullest!
Talk to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I would love to know about your hobbies.