We all like to spend at least an hour of leisure time regularly; this free time helps us to de-stress from the daily mundane activities. Most of the people, like to pursue their hobbies in leisure time. Now, I’m not going to belabour my readers on elaborating the nature and kind of hobbies one can have, that itself demands a separate post. The question I find more intriguing is, why one likes to have hobbies? Where lies the demarcation between hobbies and normal everyday pursuits?
We “have to do” the routine-based daily work, while we “like to do” those things related to our different hobbies. The difference in the perception, execution, and the happiness gathered, distinctly separate hobby from work. It also rejuvenates our mind and body by mellowing down the discomposure. A hobby or outside interest, most of the times, is rewarding.
Perhaps the most widely practiced hobby is travelling. Travelling breaks the monotony of the prosaic life providing the much-needed freshness. For me, travelling doesn’t mean a mad rush from one place to another. I, rather, like to ponder and wonder, garnering small happiness in the process. Walking down a mountains road on a misty morning, as the Nature unveils itself slowly with the sun rays, helps me to understand the true meaning of happiness. My heart leaps up at the sight of an unknown flower smiling all by itself.
I remember one of my ventures to a remote tribal village in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, away from the bricks and stones and cacophony of city life, a tryst with nature. I was exploring the village and the adjoining forest (it would be an exaggeration to call it a forest, it was just a reminiscence of one) breathing in the fresh oxygen and enjoying the greeneries with an insatiable thirst. The sight of a row of Kadamba trees (common bur-flower) in full bloom with big round golden-yellow flowers, made me enchanted. The wake of the fragrance of the flowers struck me more; the captivating smell, has been etched in my mind forever.
The hobby of travelling often turns itself to an addiction. And, when it does so, you often have to shell out a fortune to nurture your hobby. Goibibo coupons offering amazing offers on travel purchases from reputed sites can be of great help lowering the budget to some extent. As someone has rightly said, that, while preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and money; then take half the clothes and twice the money! Expedia, they are also striving to make travelling a joyful experience for all.
My gadget-freak cousin has a penchant for exploring new devices. He proudly proclaims this as his hobby and enjoys it with great élan.
While it takes a lot of time for me to understand the pros and cons of a device, he, with a few quick clicks, snoops into the device discovering it from all the possible points. Whenever a new product hits the market, his one and only mission is to lay his hands upon it. He buys, sells, resells, again buys, exchanges- a never ending vicious circle it is for him. To lower the price of his pocket, he relies on discounts and coupons, too.Hobbies, thus can be of myriad types; from collecting boxes to rock climbing. Interestingly enough, what may be a hobby for one can be the profession for another. The quintessence of hobby is recreation and enjoying one’s own self through a creative outlet. It can be a great source of stress relief.