Most of you employed in Monday to Friday jobs – are happier, less stressed and less bored on Friday afternoons. You look forward to spending guilt-free time on your hobbies over the weekend. You are part of the “Thank God Its Friday” (TGIF) movement.
By the time you’ve finished reading this blog post, you’ll be ready to spend some guilt-free time enjoying your hobby!
The major killer of hobbies is a job. Why? When you got into the Corporate setting, started developing this attitude that engaging in hobbies is frivolous. Most employees especially those who have worked for long have a hard time taking the permission to take care of themselves i.e. they do so little of the things they love.
Before you throw away your dancing shoes (one of my hobbies) just know your hobby isn’t distracting you from your work. It’s making you better at it.
Albert Einstein one of the greatest inventors exemplifies the statement I just made above.
When he died on April 18, 1955, at age seventy-six, the Doctor who carried out the autopsy on him stole his brain. He did CT-scans on it and found out something interesting. Albert’s brain worked like that of master musicians like Hans Zimmer. Hans has admitted many times that when he taps into his mastery in music, he makes up the notes as he plays. The practice is called space thinking.
The Doctor researched Albert’s life and found out that he was a master Violinist in his hobby time. Albert’s thought patterns of space thinking when playing the violin have a direct correlation with the invention of the law of relativity that he is known for.
My favourite analogy for the theory of relativity comes from the man himself: “When you sit with a nice girl for two hours you think it’s only a minute, but when you sit on a hot stove for a minute you think it’s two hours. That’s relativity.”- Albert Einstein
Some of the applications of the Law of Relativity are: Global Positioning System (GPS)
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to do a bit of dancing…