Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Hobby can enhance our well being

Not all of the humankind is gifted with the entire talents, clubbed together; they vary from one to another. From the childhood, parents like the children to be educated to the extremes but eventually most of the parents find their children unable to cope up with the education system but finds them participating in various activities such as involving themselves in sports, drawing/ painting, singing, playing instruments mechanical fields, photography, gardening, water sports and acting in movies etc... These are some inborn talents that pop up during the stream of education which need to be polished and nourished and most of all; they need the right encouragement to develop those hobbies into real skills.
A hobby is an activity you enjoy doing. It is something you do out of your own choice, something unique to your taste and talent. A hobby can enhance our well-being and can give meaning to our life. Just as physical exercise is important for the body, relaxing the mind is also essential. We need a balance in life. Work life can be quiet hectic and everybody needs some sort of activity to relieve their stress. 

Hobby is not inborn inclination. It is developed through a constant effort. Hobbies play an important role in developing one's personality. People tend to become very mechanical if he or she does their routine work throw out the day so every person should have a hobby to keep himself active physically as well as mentally. Hobbies will enhance self-esteem and confidence. Most of the people depend upon external sources of pleasure and entertainment like: watching serials, movies, entertaining in gossiping and friends, but a hobby is something we do with an urge from within. We cannot always look on to others for relaxing or spending our free time. We should spend our precious time in doing something creative that would be beneficial for individual as well as the society around us.
                                                                                    Benefits of having hobbies:
  • Stress relief
  • Boosts self-esteem
  • Hobbies have physical health benefits
  • Hobbies make you happier
  • Hobbies helps in gaining knowledge 
  • Hobbies are great way to make new friends and improve social skills
  • Fun
  • You will learn new things
  • Potential to make extra money

A list of some hobbies for adopting
  • Singing
  • Gardening
  • Sports 
  • Yoga 
  • Collecting stamps
  • Skating
  • Cooking
  • Photography 
  • Reading 
  • Blogging
  • Playing instruments
  • Knitting
  • Drawing
Getting in to physical activities promotes good health and having hobby allows you to acquire new skills and discover hidden talents. Cultivating hobbies will eventually lead you to meeting new people and you will find new friends while implanting your hobbies. There are numerous hobbies, choose one and whatever activity you choose, it will surely result to your advantage. Even if you do not have a hobby, do make the effort to develop one, it will improve your quality of life.

Source:  http://thinklink.in/why-is-it-important-to-have-a-hobby/

Monday, May 11, 2015

EFF in Indian Startups

It's a proud moment for us, Education For Free has been featured in IndianStartups.co; an online start up news portal that serves and highlight emerging startups.
Syed Sirajuddin described EFF  in simple yet powerful lines. He described how EFF is trying to reach the fundamental right, 'Right to Education' through our innovate approach 'Virtual classroom'. He also added comments of volunteers shared with us. On behalf of EFF we thank Sirajuddin for a good write-up.
Read full article here - 
http://indianstartups.co/stories/education-for-free-ngo-raising-the-quality-of-education-in-government-schools/