Why Young Indians Need To Spend More Time on Hobbies and Recreation

Why Young Indians Need To Spend More Time on Hobbies and Recreation

  • 24/05/2019

India is one of the ‘hardest’ working countries in the world and one of the studies showed 44% of Indian employees spend more than 40 hours a week on work.

It’s not just the old-gen working professionals who are suffering from work pressure, according to a survey conducted by a healthcare company, 95% of millennials between age 18 and 34 are facing work-related stress.

Such stats are alarming – if most of our country’s youth is already stressed and overburdened, it can lead to an array of social, psychological and emotional problems for them in life.

The future is dependent on how healthy, happy and progressive the youth of India is. 

Does that mean we need to re-learn the art of striking a work-life balance?


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With improving work and living standards, it is time for us Indians to take a second look at where we are heading with our constant state of ‘busyness’.

Yes, we all need to work and earn in order to support our life and dreams. However, since the last decade, becoming lost in the never-ending workday is becoming more common, thanks to the rising demands and expectations at modern workplaces.

Is it just office work that's keeping us occupied? 

According to recent studies, we spend an average of 2 hours a day scrolling through our social media feeds which doesn’t contribute to our emotional, physical or mental well-being.

If we can take out 30-40 minutes for doing something interesting and fun, a work/life balance can be achieved.

By cultivating a hobby, both young millennials and adults can relieve stress and get more meaning out of their lives.

Let’s take a moment to pause and think – not too long ago, we all had our interests and hobbies when we were kids. Somehow as we grew up to bear more responsibilities of life, our passion took a backseat.

In the busy lifestyle of the modern world, we don’t have enough time for anything – which is making us all stressed, anxious and sick.

This needs to be changed before we turn into a country too obsessed with being busy all the time.

Sometimes, it’s good to slow down and take a breath.


Hobbies can help us reduce stress and be happier


A hobby can revive our relationship with the goodness of life – be it gardening, writing, travelling, biking or painting, hobbies are proven to bring out inner joy and make us calmer, more aware and improve our well-being.

Science has proven that people who follow a hobby daily have better physical and mental health.

The pressures of your personal and professional life may not be dramatically reduced when you learn something new, but a hobby can help you cope with stress better.

We may not choose to turn our passion into profession, yet we can still make it an important part of our life.

By making time for our hobbies and interests, we can feel connected with our inner self and bring out the childlike joy and excitement in our lives again.

There are certain activities, interests and hobbies that bring personal value and fulfilment to your life, and it’s your job to discover them. 

When you are happy and relaxed in your personal life, it’ll start rubbing off on your professional life too.


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George Bernard Shaw once quoted - “Happy is the man who is living by his hobby

The relevance of his quote is apt in the present context  – where we are all too busy making a living while forgetting how to make a life!

Think about this for a second and ask yourself - are you making the same mistake too?


Final Thoughts


As much as you enjoy your work and job, you will probably agree to the reality that we are most relaxed, happy and content when we are doing things we are passionate about.

Work is an important part of our lives – it gives us meaning and purpose but it shouldn’t be always be at the top of our priority list.

Your physical, mental and emotional well-being is as important as how much money you earn, in fact, it is priceless and cannot be bought with any amount of money in the bank.

At this point, it is fairly obvious to think “All this makes sense but if only I had the time to learn a new hobby or make time for my passion

Making time for our hobbies and interests can be tough, but it’s not impossible. We simply need to re-align our priorities and learn to manage our time better.

No, you don’t necessarily have to quit your job to do what you love.

All it takes is a few minutes every day...and you can bring back the childlike happiness and relaxation in your life again!

Following our passion is not only self-indulgence but also a way of healing ourselves from the boredom and monotony of our busy lives.

Will you be willing to try a new hobby or pursue a long-lost passion in your life again?

After all, a happy and joyful life is more than just working to pay our bills, fees and taxes.

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How We Can Help

MillionCenters is an online community that is promoting the joy of learning in our lives. Our mission is to help people find the best hobby classes and learning centres near them so they can follow their heart with confidence. 

If you’re ready to learn something fun, exciting and joyful again – we are making it easy for you to start.

With MillionCenters, you can easily discover the best hobby classes near you and make time for living a life filled with passion and playfulness! 

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