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    Unfortunately I suffer from mild depression. I'm on medication but was also thinking about taking up a hobby to help counter the effects and improve wellbeing. I then thought how would I manage a hobby alongside a career/relationships? Surely, this would put more strain on me/make me more depressed if anything? It would strain the commitment on the the career/relationships aspects even.

    So what is better to do: is it better to have hobbies outside of your career or make a career a hobby? Seeing as how my hobby is tennis, its hard how I can make it a career.
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    Make your career one, then it's not like working, it's basically being paid to have fun !
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    (Original post by SkinFadeHaircut)
    Make your career one, then it's not like working, it's basically being paid to have fun !
    How could I make a career in tennis without being a tennis player lol! I'm doing a maths degree!
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    You could train to be a coach? Or sports therapist?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Unfortunately I suffer from mild depression. I'm on medication but was also thinking about taking up a hobby to help counter the effects and improve wellbeing. I then thought how would I manage a hobby alongside a career/relationships? Surely, this would put more strain on me/make me more depressed if anything? It would strain the commitment on the the career/relationships aspects even.

    So what is better to do: is it better to have hobbies outside of your career or make a career a hobby? Seeing as how my hobby is tennis, its hard how I can make it a career.
    No. Exercise makes your body release endorphins which is a hormone that makes you happy.
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    So is everyone saying my hobby should be my career?
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    No its not a good idea to have your career as your hobby, i'm at drama school doing musical theatre and i was doing amatuer shows in my spare time and it just makes you hate your career.

    if i was a secretary i woudnt do secretary-things in my spare time. i personaly dont think its healthy.

    if you love tennis just do tennis as your hobby alongside your maths degree x
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    How could I make a career in tennis without being a tennis player lol! I'm doing a maths degree!
    Stop doing your degree, start tennis. But in the real world that's unrealistic. So for now, just work and have your hobbies on the side :P
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    Use your maths degree to design a new hi-tech new tennis ball/racket?
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    (Original post by jonski)
    Use your maths degree to design a new hi-tech new tennis ball/racket?
    Now this is an amazing coicidence, since I've seen a post by you somethig similar about this which really got to me a while back (related to a book that was recomed). You discussed something about your career being your hobby but is this such a good idea, is it even practical really? I mean I'd love to design a new-high tech racket as part of the tennis hobby but is this really practical? I mean how many careers like these are there around and is it worth working towards if it relates vaguely to your hobby? I mean I enjoy playing and watching tennis but I have absolutely no interest in the mecahnics of a lot of it such as design, PR, advertising, etc...basically anything else that relates to the aspect of tennis apart from the two I've mentioned. I mean maybe I have some interest, but not something worth pursuing for a career.
    Thanks for that.
 
 
 
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