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Hobbies and happiness can work together. Hobbies can calm your mind by staying out of work and concentrating on a thing you like. Thus they can help you reduce your stress level.
Hobbies are very similar to meditation. Both in meditation and hobby you try to reach a common goal, happiness. There are no rules when it comes to choosing a hobby. It may be gardening or watching good movies or listening to uplifting music or reading books. It is something that brings you joy. Hobbies vary for every person.
Think of them as a social or even family occasions. You can spend time with your children while completing tasks together. Hobbies lead you on a path to your happiness and also to the happiness of your family.
Happiness and hobbies also can go hand in hand with flow theory. You may be asking, what is flow theory?
Flow theory is the feeling of complete and energized focus in an activity, with a high level of enjoyment and fulfillment. The components of a Flow producing activity are:
- We are up to the activity.
- We are able to concentrate on the activity.
- The activity has well-defined goals.
- The activity has direct feedback.
- We feel that we control the activity.
- Our worries and concerns disappear.
- Our subjective experience of time is altered.
Just remember that your hobbies can make you feel better and you can choose what those may be.
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