Physical activities (golf, biking, gardening) can help keep our bodies in shape while mental pursuits, especially learning new things, keep our minds sharp.
Core pursuits that involve others (group exercise, church, volunteerism) provide the social connections and human interactions that are scientifically proven to support our mental and physical health. Research shows that people who allow themselves to become socially isolated are at higher risk of depression and various physical ailments. Interestingly, this is true, regardless of age.
So, what are you passionate about? If you’re not sure, you are not alone. In my experience, many people are so focused on career and family that they don’t make time to pursue existing passions or explore new ones. (How long has that racquetball racket been hanging in the closet?)
One upside of the COVID lockdowns from this past spring was that it…