Having and maintaining different hobbies and activities as a digital nomad or traveling entrepreneur can help you perform better in other areas of your life, lower your stress and anxiety level and prepares you for new experiences and challenges. This way you are more likely to show productivity at work and can also pave the way for new career prospects if you find yourself excelling at anything new that you learn. Here are few hobbies that you can pick up that not only kill time efficiently but also give you the chance to explore yourself as a person.
PAINTING AND SKETCHING
There are endless possibilities with drawing, sketching, and painting. All you need to have is a sketchbook and some colors or paintbrushes and you are good to go. There are a lot of short courses available almost everywhere where you can sign up and learn to draw and sketch or in case you are an art major or are god gifted individual then you may start away with the scenic landscapes, nature, living things around, objects or merely abstract. Do what you should! Sketching and drawing detoxify your body, mind, and eyes and is a way of articulating yourself.
You may try and wakeup to paint the mesmerizing sunrise on the coastal sand or just recall that interesting conversation with a well-read individual and try to sketch him. It does more good to you can probably imagine in addition to taking a break from the busy work-life.
EXERCISE AND YOGA
Continuous travel and strenuous work hours to meet the deadline can drain you physically and mentally. You can de-stress and recharge yourself through daily exercise and yoga. Exercise can be in any form such as cardio, strength training or just a brisk walk along the beach. Exercise helps you stay happy, refreshes your mind and helps you focus better on your tasks. It also ensures better cardiac health and overall well-being keeping you fit, and active throughout.
Yoga is another form of exercise that synchronizes your mind and body. It also helps you de-stress and will have a positive impact on your mind, body and soul. There are a variation of yoga poses for you to choose from that will keep you away from fatigue and by any means, if you are staying in South Asia then you will have ample of places to learn yoga from. You can sign up for a yoga class or just join the evening group in the park. Whatever you choose make sure it keeps your mind and body fit and active. This works two ways; as a hobby and improves physical health and stamina.
HIKING AND TREKKING
Almost all the countries that you might visit will have mountains or steep hills for you to climb on. This one is an adventurous and learning hobby where you get to conquer the grandeur and magnificence of the mountains. If you mountaineering for the first time make sure you are not alone or join a group which will help you understand the climate and the mountainous terrain better. Later on, you can take solo expeditions to enjoy the serenity and calmness of the place.
This activity is not for the faint-hearted rather if you have the spirit and the stamina to climb a rough mountain in topsy-turvy weather then only you must go for it. It is a treat from you to yourself and refreshes the mind and body like nothing else. However, keep an antidote for sore muscles once you get down!
READING AND WRITING
As cliché as it may sound, this is one of the most productive and popular traveler hobbies. You don’t need to spend a lot on this and can start straight away. Just make sure you are packing a few books in your luggage and when you are done reading them, you may exchange with a friend or get new ones from a book exchange point. Having a consistent flow of new reads keeps you from getting stale and improves concentration. You may also choose to read from electronic readers that offer a variety of books to choose from. It is a worthwhile habit that will keep you from wasting your time elsewhere.
Similarly, you can opt for writing if you are not already a travel writer. You may use a laptop or just a journal to pen down your ideas and thoughts. As you travel far and wide, you get to meet a lot of interesting people and get several ideas. Writing them down would mean that you can have a better understanding of your thought process and will have it in black and white how things will turn out.
LEARN A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
Almost everyone has an interest in music which is it would be a great thing to learn. Learn to play a musical instrument such as a guitar, flute, piano, saxophone or even drums. Choose an instrument and enroll yourself in a class. Music acts as a buffer to stress that pile up from tough deadlines and also relaxes your mind and body. Moreover, who knows you turn out to be a talented guitar player and can monetize this talent of yours? There are endless possibilities. You only have to explore yourself!
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