The Importance of Building New Habits and Finding Hobbies

The Importance of Building New Habits and Finding Hobbies

Personal Growth

July 21, 2021

It’s summer, which means holidays. Yay, finally. Yes, it wasn’t really a glorious year, and we were all trudging through it, but it’s over now.

Have you figured out what you’re going to do this summer besides looking at your screen all day and brawling with your cousins? No? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Let's enjoy this sultry yet adventurous summer together.

Habit, a simple yet effective word, good habits enhance and shape our lives. Habits are way more powerful than a person could ever realize. They can either shape your future or completely ruin it, so it’s important to pick up the right habit to be a better soul. So, let’s dig out your hobby from the magical box of opportunities.

Why should you build a good habit as a teen?

It’ll be the very first question that you may encounter. Why do I have to build a hobby? The basic agenda behind building a hobby is to have a dedicated mindset.

A person doesn’t develop habits overnight. Studies have shown that, on average, it takes around 21 days to develop a new habit. This time interval is enough to have a dedicated and strong mindset.

No one wants to be an imbecile person trudging along the street waiting for the magic to happen, which will automatically ensure good habits inside them. It’s not magic, but one's prestigious dedication towards certain tasks that make him/her a successful person.

Habits are a part of your life

Building habits is important for a teen. We have some basic habits, like brushing our teeth every morning, bathing, taking the garbage out, and some other stuff. These are the habits/practices that our parents coerced us to do from a very little age, and that's how they became a part of our life. So, it's very clear that building good habits takes time, and we must carry on these pristine habits that'll ultimately make us better people.

Habits help us achieve our goals.

It'll be an understatement when I say that habits help us achieve our dreams. A person doesn't just dive in for a swimming competition with no preparation. First, that person must attain the habit of swimming every day, then he/she can dream of winning that swimming competition and achieve his/her goal of being the best swimmer. So, habits play a vital role in achieving one's goal and marking a better path for his/her future.

Habits are the building block for a better life.

Habits are the foundation of your life. If you have a habit of developing a loving bond with every person, then you'll definitely grow up to be a loving person. If you have the habit of running and exercising every day, then you'll endure your healthy body when you grow up.

Habits, whether good or bad, act as a building block for a better life. Such habits are the foundation for your pristine life. So, set yourself up to lead a happy life by picking up some pleasant habits on the way.

How to figure out your fun activity

Now that we’ve figured out why building good habits are important, the next step is to determine the hobby that will ensure the perfect contentment inside a person.

Look around

This world is full of opportunities. Turn your face in another direction, and you’ll see a whole different field waiting just for you. Everything around you is a new opportunity, so let's not just slouch here and take a salient step towards the new chapter of our life.

What are your friends doing?

It can be a tense process and one may end up messing everything up. Now is the time to take help from your friends. Look out for what they’re up to. So, let that restless mind relax and embrace such exceptional friends in your life, unless you’re a socially awkward person who admires his/her own company (which is not awful after all).

Do what soothes you

No one wants to be a person who just nibbles around and doesn't know what they have to do. Focus on what soothes you and ignites that wave of happiness inside you. If it’s playing badminton, then go for it.

If it’s playing chess, then nail it, and if it’s playing that guitar, then rock it on, baby! There shouldn’t be a commotion in the mind while performing such amazing activities. The goal is to be happy!

How to get started

Now it’s time to act, get it together, and rock it. Here are a few things that one can do to get his/her lazy asses off that comfortable couch:

Join a club

If you lack the motivation to move around and get started, then join a club of the same domain you’re interested in. This will not only motivate you but will also provide you with a new perspective to witness this gigantic world.

Seek someone of the same interests

If you’re a socially awkward guy/girl and don’t like the invitation to be a part of any group, then get your Sherlock glasses on and seek people who are interested in the same field as yours. This will not only degrade your social awkwardness, but will also enhance your communication skills, which will ultimately help you in the future.

Create your own group

If you don’t feel very interested in joining clubs, then to cope with that loneliness, you can create your own group. Search for like-minded people and send them an invitation to join your pristine group. Who knows if it may become something bigger, like The Teen Magazine!

Now that we've understood everything about habits and their importance, what are you waiting for? Let's build some good habits that may eventually lead us to a path where there’s nothing but happiness and success. Don’t feel abashed, give your undivided attention to no one but yourself and let your mind bask in the sunlight of nothing but wisdom.

Piyush Goel
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Writer since Jun, 2021 · 10 published articles

An avid reader who loves to explore various new genres. Been writing articles on some of the crucial and sensitive topics to turn this grimacing society into a pristine one. Wants people to bask in the sunlight of wisdom and freedom. Has worked with some publishing houses such as HarperCollins and Pan Macmillan India in different domains. Loves to read code, appreciate art, listen to music, think about philosophy, and read about philosophy and literary fiction.