Make Cycling Your Newest Hobby
July 29, 2022
Feeling burned out lately? Is your work and home lifestyle seem to be a blur because of the current global health crisis? We have not gotten past COVID-19 yet and here is another surging health issue–the Monkeypox. Isolating yourself from crowds would somehow make you feel safe and secured, however, the lack of physical and social interactions add to our already burned out self. Your idea of relaxation may not seem to work its magic anymore. You have doom scrolled through countless Netflix movies and series, watched for a few minutes, and yet decided it is not the kind of show you would want to stick with. You may have played your favorite vinyl record or Spotify playlist, and yet the songs you used to vibe with have not given you the same pleasure as before. Or maybe you have called or video called with your friends and family. While it gave you momentary happiness, the feeling of loneliness creeped in after you bid goodbyes. Maybe it is time to find another activity that could bring liveliness into your life once again. So, why not try cycling for a change? Cycling is a physical activity that nourishes the soul and strengthens the body. Now, more than ever, people have turned to cycling as a way of taking care of themselves holistically. You use your whole body when engaged with the activity, plus it is a safe practice to enjoy the great outdoors. Savor every moment and sights that you get to experience. And no, you do not need to be an expert to enjoy an activity such as cycling. You should not feel pressured to be always on your A-game for you to enjoy a hobby. Cycling can break your boring, daily routine, which may be one of the causes of stress and burnout. You get to explore more spaces in your neighborhood as you wake up early and buy your morning coffee at your favorite local coffee shop. You get to see hidden gems in your neighborhood as you traverse new routes everyday to work, if you are reporting on-site. You get to soak in Vitamin D, which helps you develop a positive mood to start your morning and hopefully stretches out for the rest of your day.