Sunday, January 06, 2008

Stamp collecting is more than just fun

The Voice of America News reports that hobbies are fun and make people feel good about themselves.

According to the report, a Harvard University medical school professor told the New York Times that hobbies sharpen your focus, help you think more clearly, and enhance your creativity.

Dr. Carol Kauffman is quoted as saying, "When you're really engaged in a hobby you love, you lose your sense of time and enter what's called a 'flow state' and that restores your mind and energy.

In turn, that high level of concentration increases your performance in other, less-pleasurable, tasks.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM