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Here’s Why You Need a Hobby

Justin Shiels

There was a time in my life when I was overwhelmingly busy. Where I felt like I’d never have enough time to tackle my weekly chores, let alone a regular leisure activity that I actually enjoyed.

But then I started keeping a log of how much time I spent watching tv and scrolling on my phone.

This led to a realization: my free time is sacred.

And I want to spend it doing things that refill the vessel. Something that combats the stress and encourages me to lose myself in an activity.

Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not advocating you starting a side hustle or a small business. And I’m definitely not encouraging you to be productive for productivity’s sake.

Instead I’m inviting you to transition from mindless scrolling to doing things that make you feel more alive.

Justin Shiels

By day, Justin Shiels is a Creative Director at a tech company in Austin. And his passion is using words and pictures to change the hearts and minds of people.

SoCurious started from his personal journey of self acceptance and deep self love. The purpose of this project is to translate the key learnings from therapy and self help books into practical wellness tips.

Here’s Why You Need a Hobby

July 13, 2021

There was a time in my life when I was overwhelmingly busy. Where I felt like I’d never have enough time to tackle my weekly chores, let alone a regular leisure activity that I actually enjoyed.

But then I started keeping a log of how much time I spent watching tv and scrolling on my phone.

This led to a realization: my free time is sacred.

And I want to spend it doing things that refill the vessel. Something that combats the stress and encourages me to lose myself in an activity.

Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not advocating you starting a side hustle or a small business. And I’m definitely not encouraging you to be productive for productivity’s sake.

Instead I’m inviting you to transition from mindless scrolling to doing things that make you feel more alive.

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