Hobbies are good for you. Not only do they help you mentally and physically but they can also help you socially. It is easy to fall into our comfort zones and become stagnant but taking up new hobbies and actually sticking to them will prove to have many benefits. Personally, we believe taking up challenging hobbies that have specific goals and measurable outcomes are a good way to go; you can challenge yourself physically and mentally by taking up a sport for example. If you are unable to take up physically hard activities then still consider taking up something more mentally stimulating. Here is why you need to have some hobbies in your life.
Hands up; who is guilty of setting goals and then not seeing them through? I know I am. Countless people set those goals, usually in January, but give up on them around March. We tell ourselves some bullshit excuse as to why we cant achieve; no time, work, to tired, have kids etc. Here are some things to take into account when setting yourself goals, whether personal, work based or fitness orientated with this plan you can start achieving those goals.
Of course you already knew that! Exercise is a key ingredient for weight loss but you have to get goal specific. Set realistic, achievable and time restricted goals for yourself, for example: lose 10 pounds by ‘X’ date. Setting realistic but time focused goals generally motivates us into actually getting off the sofa and doing some form of exercise. Your specific goals will also give insight into the type of training you will need to do, for example weight loss goals may involve plenty of cardio and HIIT sessions. Don’t just go through the motions when exercising; set some goals, train specific and accomplish those goals. It is also important to keep your training fun. We are firm believers of incorporating new activities and hobbies into your routine. Why not try something new, like rock climbing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or mountain Biking?
2. Drink More Water
Since you will be exercising more, you will need to up the intake of water. Studies have shown that increasing your water intake actually supports weight loss and helps reduce appetite. Plus, as human beings we are made up of a huge percentage of water so it is important to keep hydration levels up.
Since this is the very first post on North Origin, I thought I would take it right back to the very first thing that impacts how our life and happiness is going to be affected; decisions. There is a certain level of power that a simple decision holds. As human beings everything we do must first be decided upon. From what time we get out of bed to what food we eat and how we exercise. Everything begins with a choice; action or no action. The first step in changing your life lies within those fundamental decisions.