Hobbies: A Mental Holiday

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Having a hobby or returning to one from childhood can help to bring back those carefree happy feelings. Hobbies are good for the minds focus which can be better after indulging in something of interest away from the everyday stresses and strains of modern day living.

Memories act like well-trodden pathways that can lead us to revisiting good places so even if a hobby can no longer be done physically the enjoyment of the pleasant memories attached to it can. Good memories from the past can also bring a sense of lightness into the heart which creates uplifting feelings and motivation in the body.

Reflecting through positive past experiences can help in broadening the life of the living present and could, through starting up old or new interests, open doors which may have otherwise remained closed