College life can make or break your career. Your academics, grades, certificates and all that ish matter a lot. But don’t underestimate the value of your brain when it experiences something! Experiences make you learn a lot. And so do hobbies. Below are 5 such hobbies that you can opt for in your college life, only to master the work life that is going to unfold soon. Read on to know more.
Yoga is said to have a ton of health benefits, including increased flexibility, stronger muscles, better posture, the list goes on and on. It’s fairly inexpensive, all you need to start is a mat. Just like photography, yoga is super popular and there are plenty of tips available online for beginners. Start with this list of beginner yoga poses. What better way to spend your free time in college than getting stronger and more confident?
Volunteering for a cause or any other purpose can provide a more broadened perspective and a sense of community. Anything that provides you with a real cognitive shift in how you see the world, is going to be an asset in terms of your overall health and wellbeing, and also how you solve problems, whether it’s in personal relationships or in a work environment.
Moreover, contributing to an important cause can also offer networking and leadership opportunities, hands-on skills, a feeling of empowerment and much more. When you’re connecting with a community, you’re accepting that you’re not an island unto yourself. It gives you a new perspective and helps potentially bridge gaps that you didn’t know existed.
3. Play Team Sports
Another way to improve collaboration skills is through competitive team sports, though it is just one of the many work-related benefits of hitting the court, gym, diamond, rink, track, pool or other sports venue after work. It is well-known that athletes have a sense of resilience, are well practised at managing their time, work well with others, develop strong communication skills and work hard to achieve their goals. So, go out there and have an athletic mindset.
4. Learn A Music Instrument
Almost every one strived for perfection. It is also known that perfection is unattainable. While it is also said that practice can make you perfect. Music is one such thing that needs continuous practice. Musicianship provides a wide variety skills and values that can increase workplace performance, beyond a creative outlet.
Learning how to play a musical instrument and becoming a musician is an exercise in developing good listening skills, experimenting, overcoming repeated failure, self-discipline, and successful collaboration. It is simply impossible to become a successful music professional unless one also masters certain theoretical concepts, develops good presentation and improvisational skills and, ultimately, attains that elusive quality of originality that only comes once the fear of failure is overtaken by the desire to acquire a new insight, a fresh perspective and a unique voice.
5. Improve Your Wit And Humour
Well, this hobby can’t be taught anywhere. This is a skill that you can acquire. The human mind needs to react and what could be a better reaction than laughter? So, go out there and improve your sense of wit and humour both! You are so much going to need those in life, later.