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Lonely on Nursing Assignment? Get a Hobby! Here are Five Benefits

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Are you Stressed? Having a hobby you love can turn a lonely travel assignment into a chance to grow. Perhaps you should consider taking up something new that piques your interest outside of your career. Studies show that having a hobby can help relieve stress and prevent depression. 

So why not give it a shot? This post outlines five benefits of having a hobby you can do anywhere.

  • Hobbies can lead to new friendships. Having a hobby introduces you to people outside of your normal social circles.  You can learn a lot from people you don't normally socialize with, and even make some great friends. What you learn can even help you in your career!
  • Hobbies give you something to talk about. Do you find yourself talking about work all the time? Or having nothing to talk about? When you have a hobby, you always have something new to talk about. People who are interested are often the most interesting people.
  • Hobbies encourage you to take a break. Hobbies are a good way to take a break from everyday life and relieve stress. And even though you're doing something you enjoy, you're being productive and will feel more accomplished than you would just watching TV.
  • Hobbies challenge you. It's important to always challenge yourself so you can grow personally and professionally. A hobby is a great way to challenge yourself in a positive way.
  • Hobbies can improve your memory. According to a recent study by Psychological Science, older adults who took up mentally-challenging hobbies showed significant gains in memory, while peers who engaged in less-demanding activities didn’t show any memory gains.

Not sure what kind of hobby to take up? Here are some ideas for new hobbies:

  • Photography
  • Jewelry-making
  • Scrapbooking
  • Painting
  • Volunteering at an animal shelter
  • Running 5Ks or marathons
  • Learning a new language
  • Writing poetry
  • Hiking
  • Learning an instrument

Are you a healthcare professional looking for the perfect permanent or contract/travel job? If so, call 800-995-2673 x 2000.

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