“Women should pursue some hobbies , something that they do just for themselves . When you have an identity , then people respect you else you could be taken for granted“ says the Bollywood great actress Madhuri Dixit .
When it’s the women we are talking about , most of the women are just constantly busy performing their daily responsibilities , maintaining work-family balance , with hardly any time left for their own . If you ask any woman “What special did you do today for yourself ?” Answer would be in an astonishing gesture ” Just for myself ?? No No ….There’s no time left just for myself . ” If you ask any woman “Did you cook something of your choice in the past few days?” Answer would be ” I am a mother ,I have to cook as per my child’s or my husband’s wish otherwise they just don’t eat ” If you ask any woman “What is your hobby ?” The question just puts her in the thinking mode . The thing is that Women often forget what they really love or just can’t manage the time or the family situations to pursue the work which gives them real happiness . Here come Madhuri Dixit’s above said inspiring words for every woman to definitely pursue some hobby .
If you are a woman who is not pursuing a hobby , your reason may be – I don’t have time , I am working woman , I am so busy , It’s time to take care of my children’s hobbies not mine , Cooking has become my favourite hobby , hobbies are a thing of past when I was young or unmarried . Well your reason may be any of these or any other excuse but believe me it’s an excuse . Yes EXCUSE ! You can’t call cooking as your hobby , unless you have taken it on a professional level . And please don’t call watching TV or spending time on FB as your hobby .
As Madhuri Dixit says “If you have an identity then people would respect you otherwise you could be taken for granted ” So true it is .
Women !! Bring Alive your hobby once again . And allow me to remind you the benefits of pursuing a hobby .
1. You will feel relaxed
When maintaining work-family balance becomes a stress factor , it is essential to do something just for yourself . Developing and pursuing a hobby has proved to be a stress management technique . When you are doing the work that you really love , something that gives you real happiness , the feel good hormones are bound to be released .
2. Improves physical and emotional Health
If you develop some hobbies like meditation or yoga , it improves physical health . And if your hobby is not kind of physical activity , it is certain that any hobby you pursue improves your emotional health . Playing mind games as a hobby can revive your creative mind . The creativity can bring back the harmony in your mind .Hobbies are a great exercise for the brain , they can help reduce anxiety and depression from your life .
3. You will meet the ‘Real Yourself’
By exploring some hobbies you really enjoy , you may discover some of your hidden qualities . You may be surprised to find the leadership skills inside you or some other aspects that are a strength of your personality . You may come out as a good writer , quick music learner or a creative painter . You just need to devote some time to explore and meet the ‘Real Yourself’ . Start honing your skills or learn a new one . Believe me It will boost your confidence .
4. You will find yourself efficient at any task you do
As women , we definitely have many additional responsibilities being a wife /mother . We have to manage our home , take care of child’s studies also , worry about cooking , worry about maids . So often Time Factor is the biggest excuse we give . But finding time for your hobby too among all other life routines requires time management tricks . Once you are able to learn those tricks , they help you to be efficient at any task you do . My hobby nowadays is reading /writing. Because I actually love this , I automatically manage to find time for this .
Life is short . Time is invaluable . Let’s just not spend it completing the job responsibilities , finishing the daily domestic chores , or doing more and more to make Others happy . We are responsible for making ourself also happy . Let’s keep some time just for ourselves too . #MeTime . Have time for something you love , pursue a hobby and see the magic !!
I am linking this post with Neha and Zainab for #MondayMotivation