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Chris Buckner on The Benefits of Having a Hobby

Today, lifestyle enthusiast Chris Buckner shares the advantages of taking on a new hobby.

By Chris BucknerPublished about a year ago 3 min read

Today, it is easy for people to forget that taking time out is essential for a healthy body and mind. Studies show that a healthy mind can help people maintain a healthy body. Aside from being fun, hobbies also have various benefits. They can help people maintain a healthy mind and body and improve their social life. Nevertheless, here are the benefits of having a hobby.

Gives You a Break

Taking time out to do something for yourself can help keep you focused on your goals and prevents you from getting distracted from your day-to-day tasks. Some common hobbies people engage in are reading, writing, and designing. These activities can help keep you motivated and keep you feeling satisfied. The more time you spend developing a passion for these activities, the more you can achieve.

Provides Stress Relief

Not only can it keep you focused on the present, but hobbies can also help you develop a sense of calm and relaxation. While not all activities provide the same mental and physical engagement level, hobbies can help you practice specific mindfulness techniques. Some popular hobbies people engage in are knitting, painting, sewing, and meditation.

Can Boost Physical Health

People can keep in shape by engaging in physical hobbies, such as yoga, dancing, gardening, and hiking. These activities can keep us active without the need for a gym membership. Turning exercise into a hobby can boost one’s confidence, increase energy levels, and improve physical health.

Encourages Imagination

Through hobbies, you can expand your imagination and see the world in a new way. It can also help you develop new ideas and improve your skills. When you become a passionate follower of a specific activity, you can take on new challenges that will help you improve and satisfy your curiosity. Having a new community of people can broaden your social life and experiences.

Boosts Your Career

Hobbies have the potential to take your career to new heights. Mark Zuckerberg found that Facebook always asks potential hires about their hobbies. He believes that hobbies and interests are an effective way for people to demonstrate their passion and leadership in their careers. Aside from being multi-skilled, hobbies can also help you think creatively at work and manage stress. Some hobbies can even help you earn additional income, which may turn into a new business enterprise or a full-time job.

About Chris Buckner

Chris Buckner is a sales professional who resides in New York City. Chris attended the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Public Relations. One of the reasons that Chris was drawn to UT was the outpouring of volunteers that stem from the institution. Both personally and professionally, philanthropy and advocacy have been lifelong passions for Chris. Because of this, Chris’s first position was as a columnist for Metropulse, a publication that is a member of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN). AAN publications are known for their regional concentration on arts and culture, tolerance for social and individual liberties, neutrality in news reporting, and enthusiasm to cover themes and locations that many mainstream media sources overlook. Chris featured local artists in his weekly lifestyle pieces, where he recounted museum exhibition experiences and promoted new bands. Chris also obtained feature writing experience as a cover story author.

Chris Buckner has always been a good match for the sales field. He has thrived in the retail industry for almost two decades. Prior to arriving in New York, Chris refined his customer service talents at Three Rivers Market in Knoxville, a food co-op that nourished and empowered the Knoxville community.

As a showroom manager, Chris led $1.5 million in sales at the Crate & Barrel flagship store in New York City, ranking first in his area and second overall. As the Store Manager for the Washington, D.C. location for Jonathan Adler Enterprises, Chris Buckner used his interior design talent and natural people skills to increase revenues by $300,000. Chris also seized the opportunity of the location, with Georgetown being a thriving and populous business district. He joined the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID), establishing a network of other businesses and attracting visitors to Georgetown’s historic design district and over 470 stores, restaurants, and shops. Chris attended community events and increased awareness of the brand. Chris also created a specialized training program for staff that enabled personalized textile projects at the client level. This advancement increased category sales by 60%.

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About the Creator

Chris Buckner

Chris Buckner is a customer service professional and retail expert who has over twenty years of experience in the industry. Now residing in NYC, Chris is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. Learn more by visiting chrisbuckner.org.

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