Social media influencer, model, Instagram star… they are the careers of the modern age! However, if you want to delve into this world, make sure you have some hobbies too.
Various hobbies can help you to deal with stress
Unfortunately, there is no getting away from the fact that you are likely to feel under pressure a lot in this industry. It is the nature of the modelling world. If you don’t find methods of coping with stress it can easily take over. Therefore, varied activities are essential to ensure you have the right frame of mind. Hobbies allow you to take a break from your career. By focusing on something else, you recharge your batteries and allow your mind to relax.
Listening to music and playing music can be great for this, as can playing games, such as drifting games. Going for a run or reading a book is much more effective than merely sitting at home and getting worked up over something. Modelling should not consume your thoughts every second of the day. This is unhealthy. In fact, you can actually turn this on the flip side, and view activities as being beneficial for those moments when you are feeling uninspired and uninterested with your career. This is because hobbies also provide an excellent source of eustress – they help you to remain feeling excited and positive.
Therefore, you have the perfect balance – a break from stress when you are feeling the strains of the industry, yet also a source of positivity when you are feeling unmotivated.
Active hobbies make sure your body is in excellent condition
There is no denying that the condition of your body is of paramount importance when it comes to the world of modelling. After all, you are your product. Therefore, you need to stick to a stringent fitness regime. By finding physical activities you enjoy, you will find your exercise routine more enjoyable and easier to follow. Not everybody has the motivation to go to the gym every day of the week. Nonetheless, you don’t have to. You simply need to find two key exercises you enjoy.
The first exercise needs to be a high intensity cardiovascular one. The second exercise needs to be one that tones the body. When it comes to cardio, you have so many different options to choose from. You can opt to go running. You can head to your nearest swimming centre. You can take up kick boxing, which is also an excellent source of stress relief.
On the other hand, when it comes to toning you need to look for exercises that are related to stretching. Yoga and Pilates have become increasingly popular over the past few years. These exercises are also beneficial for relaxing the mind. In addition to this, why not give dancing a go? Dancing can fit into both categories. High intensity work outs can be carried out, whilst ballet is an excellent option for those looking for an enjoyable toning activity.
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