In order to live happily and support the family we have to work and earn money. For this we all go through the whole process of formal education and enhance our chances of getting better career opportunities. Eventually we enter the professional world, get married, and have children. And we shoulder more and more responsibilities leaving behind all the fun and carefree days of school and college.
The passionate photographer, poet, theater lover, painter, and excursionist in us gradually turn so busy struggling between his professional and personal life that he hardly gets any time to pursue his hobbies and passions. For becoming successful he sacrifices doing what he loved the most at one point of time. Today, majority of working people secretly wish to quit their job and live the same care free life again, indeed it is not a wise idea. In most cases, the reason behind people wanting to quit the job is either they do not love what they are doing or they are at the wrong place.
Because of busy and stressful life we are being more prone to the lifestyle disease. One of the main reasons behind this is our disconnectedness with nature and art. Hence, it is very important to revive our relationship with our hobbies, passions, nature and art. Being connected with what you love the most is the key to real happiness! Not getting enough time for recreation is a common excuse that most of us make. However, if we practice time and self-management, we can spare enough time for our hobbies and interests. From my own experience let me share how pursuing hobbies and passions can add more joy and happiness to our professional and personal life and also teach us invaluable lessons of life and work management.
Photography : Photography teaches us Patience, Perseverance, Preparedness, Perspective, Perception, and Passion. The most beautiful things which I found in photography that you start looking things, people and subject differently and incisively. It makes you curious about the people, place and nature. You can find beauty in the every object, people you come across with which other may fail to see. Photography makes you fall in love with the earth so let's have a company of your camera and let the world know the untold story which you want to tell through the Pictures you clicked.
Writing : It helps you to define, communicate and express yourself clearly and effectively. It may be in any form like writing poems, articles, experiences, personal diary, blogs etc., but it is important to pen down our thoughts on paper. Writing poems helps us in increasing our sense of imagination, compassion and sensitivity. After the invention of social media it has become easy to share our written piece of art with the world by just one click. This habit will enhance our inquisitiveness and we will seek to acquire the knowledge and information to be updated with current affairs and trends in order to write good stuff. Having improved written communication skill may also get us an extra mileage in our professional life.
Volunteering : Joining any NGO as volunteer provides ample opportunities to meet people from diverse background working on common interest. Working together as a team helps us to learn group dynamics, problem resolving and team work. Fund raising activity can enhance our skills of organizing and managing events, resource mobilization and networking. It gives an immense satisfaction and a sense of deep accomplishment by giving back to the society. Volunteering allows us to experience different environments which make us more adaptive in any given situation so, go and be the change agent to make the difference in the lives of the needy and leave an impact on the fellow citizens by spreading love, compassion and empathy.