Why CEOs Need To Take Up A Hobby

Why CEOs Need To Take Up A Hobby

November 17, 2021

When you have a hobby, it is more than something to take up time in your life. Typically, it is something that you enjoy and learn about. As a CEO, you lead a hectic life. That may have you believe that you don’t have time to have a hobby.

What Having A Hobby Can Do For A Person

Your mind needs a way to distract itself from the hustle, bustle, and stress of the day. Whether from home life, work-life, or something else, a hobby can help distract your mind and allow you to let loose now and then.

It has been proven that when a company CEO has a hobby that they participate in, they are overall happier. It doesn’t have to be a major involvement or activity. It could be something as simple as a card game. Either way, it can help you to feel more fulfilled and experience less burnout.

How Will A Hobby Help CEOs

If you are a CEO, you may be thinking that this is not something that will work for you. You never know the answer to that until you try. Here are some ways that hobbies have been found to lighten the load you are carrying.

Stress Relief

Stress, anxiety, and depression are all symptoms that people can feel in a high-level position at their job. It is important to find ways to release those emotions and feelings. Not everyone is comfortable talking things out, and in some instances, information is restricted from being shared.

That is where you need to invest yourself in a hobby, something to exert that energy. Something that distracts your mind and brings you peace and joy. Some things such as: a Dance Class, a Martial Arts Class, a Yoga Class

Gets Creative Juices Flowing

It is so easy to get stuck in a rut. Unable to think outside the box or come up with new ideas? If your job requires that, a hobby that expresses your inner personality and passions can help stir things up again. Such as: Playing an Instrument, Taking a Painting Class, Taking up Pottery, Photography

Improved Communications

Do you need better strategies to communicate with your staff? As a CEO, you are the leader of meetings and many conversations. If you are not comfortable with how they have been playing out, an improvement of communication skills may be needed.

One activity that can help improve your communication skills is through an improv class. Another is to use some profiles & assessments and utilize a professional coach.v

~ Written for us by our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC. Copyright protected. All rights reserved

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