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omewhere in between our helter-skelter lives, we have forgotten the importance of recreational time.

How valuable it is for us to take a break from our regular hustle and bustle and spend some quality time while engaging ourselves in a particular hobby? 
In today’s fast-paced and competitive timeline, we are forced by both our choices and the mash-up of society and situations as a whole to devote innumerable hours in academic learning, jobs, and workplaces so that we can stay ahead in the rat race rather than landing last.

Moreover, looking at the present lifestyle where people mostly stay in small nuclear families and with parents working along with the unignorable housing and industrial constructions, the viability of our own homes and surroundings as a place where we can have recreational time has diminished.

All work and no play doesn’t just make us dull, it kills the scope of exploration, knowledge, and openness to change and flexibility. Moreover, it hinders innovation and invention. So before you turn yourself into a complete zombie who only craves for problems and regrets, take up a hobby.

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Do you remember your school days? It seemed like a Prison Break’s episode as soon as the lunch break bell rang. We would indulge ourselves in playful things, sports, music, dance and the list goes on. It is sad to say but age maturation has become inversely proportional to involvement in recreational activities.

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There is zero denial in the fact that taking out time for our self is as important as working and earning to pay the bills. But what good is a life without some enjoyment and fun? I could tell you unlimited advantages of recreational activities but only on one condition that you are going to take up one.

So now that you have made up your mind, taking up recreational activities particularly outdoors can improve physical wellness. Spending some time in parks and jogging or playing any sport reduces the risks of hypertension and have lower body mass indexes. Not only you look fit, but you also act confidently and with charm. You develop a positive outlook on life and start managing your stressful life with less depression. Mental as well as emotional wellness is an integral part of the overall healthy state and are equally affected and enlightened as we make ourselves busy with hobbies and leisure time.

We thrive on universal stability and should learn a thing or two from our own nature that life without balance is meaningless. There exists a diverse range of hobbies you can take and excel in. It could be reviving an old talent of playing an instrument or baking your favorite savories. It could be poetry or blogging or maybe photography. Let’s not forget the never-dying love for adventure sports and camping/hiking or just binge-watching your favorite Netflix series. I would recommend your activities to be constructive unless they are shaping a newer version of you.

“Above all else, to thine own self be true.”

Let’s not forget who we really are at the very core of our hearts. what makes us tick- it could be anything. Let’s remember those coin-collecting and comic-reading days when we didn’t have a care in the world. Not to say that caring about our professional lives is incorrect or inappropriate, but in the process, let’s make it a point to be ourselves. There is still a creative being inside all of us that would enjoy an episode or two of Tom and Jerry or Popeye or any other such cartoon/movie. We at CherishX are all for free thinking, and cherishing every single moment of life- because a moment once gone will never return. We only get one life to live, so let’s make it the best possible one. Let’s allow our hearts to soar and our minds to roam once again. Let’s get ready to CHERISH!