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Hobbies / Activities

Enjoying yourself helps to beat stress, boost self-esteem and build confidence.  Concentrating on a hobby leaves less room in your head for worries and improves your mood.  Research shows that people with hobbies are less inclined to suffer from stress, low mood and depression.

If someone you know, or perhaps yourself, seems to have trouble finding ambition in life or getting excited about anything, perhaps it’s time to find success through hobbies.

Success is inspirational.  Success builds your confidence.  Learning new skills through choosing hobbies we enjoy helps build our sense of achievement.  A hobby is something you can do for the sheer joy of doing it; it is something that you can enjoy as an individual or socially as part of a group or team.  Hobbies offer a reason to stay connected to other people with similar interests.

What hobby ideas can you think of?  Pick one and have a go …..!!

For more ideas and information, follow the links below:

All Things Depression

Young Minds Website

Mental Health Foundation Website