We spend most of our waking hours at work, making our free time valuable. It may seem counterintuitive to spend those precious hours dabbling in hobbies, but doing so could enhance your life. No matter how much you love your job, it is a little sad (read: pathetic) if you can only talk about work in social situations. Hobbies make you a more interesting person and strengthen your sense of self. That said, not all hobbies are made equal. Some have a more uplifting and positive effect than others. Here are five worth picking up.
A version of this article first appeared on www.herworld.com.