Studies have found that having a hobby can lead to a healthier and more meaningful life. In a study carried out by British and US universities, it was found that people who live a purposeful life are generally healthier and live longer than those who claimed to have little purpose. Having a hobby can give people, especially older people, a greater purpose in life which could have a positive influence on their well-being.
Although the study could not prove that hobbies directly affect your chances of living for longer, it is generally accepted that a hobby that you enjoy, can reduce stress dramatically. Stress can increase the risk of illnesses such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, depression, gastrointestinal problems, and asthma. Obesity can also be stress related.
We know that unhappy people develop illnesses easier than happy people. Illnesses related to happiness could be heart disease and arthritis. The study stresses the importance of remaining physically as well as mentally fit.
Finding fun hobbies to do at home could be a laborious task. Where do you start? Google will list you 26 million websites to look at… Let me introduce you to a FUN hobby:
Woodworking, from building something out of recycled rough pallet wood to the finest furniture pieces is extremely enjoyable and real fun. It awakens the artist in you and makes you proud of your creative achievements.
But the fun side can quickly become less fun if your hobby is eating into your household budget. That is what I like about woodworking. Not only can you make something for 50% less than an equivalent item in the shop, even comparing it to sale prices, but you can actually start to make your hobby your career.
A woodworking business can be very lucrative. As an example, I bought a very small home woodworking business in 2000 for about $7000 and sold it in 2013 for $150000 – after enjoying a comfortable lifestyle for the 13 years! And after all these years I love working with wood more than ever.
Woodworking is really a rewarding hobby, but you must, as with any hobby learn the ropes. The best way to do it is to learn from a master craftsman. Unless you are very blessed to have a master craftsman in your neighborhood with the time and patience to teach you, the best other way is to learn by yourself.
The biggest problem teaching yourself is that you must pay for all your mistakes and miscalculations and that can be very costly. You may also end up with a workshop full of extra material that you over-ordered.
I believe that you can have a master craftsman at your side with all the detailed material lists, sketches, and blueprints if you are prepared to spend a small amount to purchase a woodworking program – and the one I recommend is the one by Ted Mcgrath, a certified Master Woodworker. With Teds Woodworking, you
- Get 16000 Plans & Blueprints
- Discover The #1 Mistake Most Woodworkers Make
- Learn How To Build ANY Project In A Weekend Like The Pros
- 5 Tips You Absolutely MUST Know Before Starting Any Project
- And much more…
Of all the fun hobbies to do at home, you can’t get a better hobby than woodworking! Woodworking is also well received as a hobby on your resume when applying for a new job.
Hope to see you creating beautiful wooden pieces having fun, and living longer and healthier. Click on the link to learn more about this awesome hobby.