While it may seem small, hobbies can improve studying capabilities as they reduce stress and get your brain engaged. Not to mention that a lot of hobbies are favourable to university and look great on a CV!
Joining a sports club is a great way to meet new people, whilst also getting some great exercise. Whether you are joining for the social aspect, or to compete more seriously, most clubs offer both.
Tennis is a very fast-paced sport and is wonderful for your health. Not only is it fun from the start but it gets even better the more you practice and build up your skill and strength.
Running is a classic form of exercise for a reason! Not only does running provide amazing health benefits but it also allows you to release any pent-up stress and energy and keep you more concentrated too. There are also various running clubs you can join locally, which will not only help you improve and set goals for yourself, but you will also be able to meet new people who have the same passion.
Going to the Gym
The gym is a perfect outlet to help reduce stress while also improving your mental and physical health. Many universities also come with their own gym facilities and will likely offer a cheaper price for their students.
Whether you have a natural ability or not, painting is great for winding down at the end of the day and keeping your mental health in check. Being able to express thoughts and feelings throughout your art will also give you more confidence, and if you find you have a nag for it, you could even try selling some of it.
Music comes in many forms and there is something out there for everyone’s musical tastes. Like art, music can be a good way to express thoughts and feelings in a way that’s healthy and engaging for your mind.
Writing is something most of us do every day. However, using your writing skills to let your mind run free with creativity allows you to release stress and use your imagination to create a story and paint a vivid picture with words. Using our creativity regularly allows us to think more outside the box in other areas of our life.
Photography is not only a relaxing activity, but it can also be so very rewarding when you are shooting something you are passionate about. No matter your interests there is always something you can be interested in and photograph. Whether it’s for your own enjoyment or even a university project, a simple picture can make anything look much more professional and sophisticated.
Walking is particularly healthy for the mind and body, as this allows you to collect your thoughts, get some fresh air and provide your body with some exercise for the day. It also gives you a wonderful opportunity to go sightseeing to see all the beautiful things that Birmingham has to offer!
Reading is a very popular activity for students and it provides a creative escape whilst also sharpening your mind and expanding your vocabulary. This is absolutely necessary for most things in university and at work in the future. There is nothing better than doing something you enjoy, that can also improve your future at the same time.
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