Guest Post By Fiona Nazareth 




Leisure time is the time one has at one’s disposal after doing one’s duties. No one can keep working all the time. We all need some leisure time. We are free to use this time as we like. Some people make proper use of their leisure. Others do not.

Some people simply waste their leisure and do nothing during the time. Now a days people think that the best way to spend time is to use whatsapp or play games on mobile phones.

We must use our leisure time for recreation. Recreation means creating anew. One way of using our leisure time is to spend it on some hobbies that interest us. There are various hobbies which can interest us.

Stamp collection is one hobby that will interest more folks. Many people collect used stamps, unused stamps and first-day covers. It is a very interesting hobby. It increases our knowledge of Geography, History etc.

Coin collection is another hobby. Usually, coin collection goes together with stamp collection.

Photography is another hobby but it is expensive. Only those who have money to spare must take up this hobby.

In gardening as a hobby, some people tend flower gardens while others tend vegetable gardens. Both these are good hobbies.

Reading, such as reading books, eBooks, magazines, comics, or newspapers, along with browsing the internet is a common hobby, and one that can trace its origins back hundreds of years. A love of literature, later in life, may be sparked by an interest in reading children’s literature as a child.

Sports is also a great way to spend your time. People who enjoy playing sports may be amateur athletes who play recreationally. Evidence suggests that playing sports helps improve physical and mental health.

Many hobbies involve performances by the hobbyist, such as singing, acting, juggling, magic, dancing, playing a musical instrument, martial arts and other performing arts.

Some hobbies result in an end product. Examples of this would be woodworking, photography, movie-making, jewellery making, software projects such as Photo shopping and home music or video production, making bracelets, artistic projects such as drawing, painting, writing, etc., The design, creation, and wearing a costume based on an already existing creative property – Cosplay, creating models out of card stock or paper – called paper craft. Hobbies also include higher-end projects like building or restoring a car, or building a computer from scratch.

Exploring the wonders of the world is a thrill that many people enjoy. However, it is not the kind of hobby that many people can pursue regularly, especially for those who are looking to enjoy their travels in style. Aside from pricey airfare, traveling also involves paying for hotels, food, and touring activities. Granted, there are some savvy ways you can save on travel expenses but usually this involves sacrificing some comforts.

Hobbies keep our minds fresh. After spending our leisure time on our hobbies, we can go back to our regular duties with refreshed minds.

Some people spend their leisure time to advance their knowledge. Studies never end or rather studies end only when life ends. A teacher must always be up to date with knowledge.

Another way of using our leisure time is to do some social work. There is plenty of scope for social work. We all have our duties toward society. We receive so much from society. We must give back at least some service to society. This is called social work. Those who do social work feel happy and satisfied that they have done something for the society from which they have benefited.

So we should never misuse or waste our leisure time. We should use our leisure time properly and profitably. This will benefit both us and society.