For most people, the list would include a healthy diet, regular exercise, a good night’s sleep, and loved ones with whom to share their lives. Hobbies, unfortunately, rarely make the list of priorities for a healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown that time spent pursuing hobbies and personal passions is actually essential for a well-rounded and satisfying life. A life without hobbies and leisurely pursuits is a very dry, demanding, and unhealthy life. Not convinced? Take a look at the benefits of having a hobby you enjoy.