Hobbies are not just for those who lead quiet, relaxing lives. It has been shown that having a hobby is fantastic for stress relief and the benefits can be amazing. Here are some great advantages of having hobbies: Take a break Hobbies are just a great way to take a break, recharge your batteries and basically do something that you enjoy. Relax and have some productive downtime. Stress less Relax and have some fun and freedom in your life. Hobbies can be a great way to reduce the impact of chronic stress and for those who feel overwhelmed by work. Health benefits It’s said that those who engage in physical leisure activities at least once a week, will be less fatigued and help lower levels of depression. Social time Hobbies that are connected to others offer great social networking opportunities. Hobbies bring you closer to others as you have a shared interest, and are a good way to make close friends. Keeps you busy For those that lead quieter lives, hobbies are great for giving purpose and offer meaningful and fun activities, without feeling like work. Gratification If you need to feel gratification in life, hobbies and activities that challenge us, engage us and give us a sense of purpose can really reduce stress and give us more meaning to life. Pleasure Hobbies can help lift your mood, let you enjoy life and are simply great for relaxation. So take the time and really think about what activity you would enjoy to do in your spare time! Padtastic Personalised Notepads offer a large variety of hobby themed notepads that include dancing, skating and vintage cars, to name a few.