Holiday Habits

Hobbies come alive during the Holidays. People have more time to do what they actually love.

I’m writing lengthier blog posts and finishing up a little novel about my recent train trip.

Time frees up creativity.

I’m also using the extra time to organize photos in my Dropbox, tweak the design of my blog, and delete saved tabs I never use. I make coffee when I get bored.

But old habits return as well. I’ve watched more TV at my parent’s house in the last 3 days than I have in 3 years. I don’t own a TV at home. The mobile phone is my only TV.

In fact, the mobile phone is the first screen for everybody. TV is the ‘second screen’, background noise to the smartphone. Although a foot away, my brothers and I text each other funny YouTube videos and tag each other on must-see Instagram posts.

The Holidays are a great time to catch up with family and friends but at some point the excitement dries up and everybody gets bored of each other. And that’s when we all return to our hobbies, or are phones.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.