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  • Play is More Than Just a Pastime

    On a busy morning between the recycling relay and the beekeeper demonstration, the parent of one of our campers stopped me in the lobby of the Shelby Farms Park visitor center. His child was one of our repeat customers. He had so much fun last summer at our pilot camp, Woodland Discovery Summer Challenge, that […]

  • Seven Healthy Pastimes for Improved Well-Being

    Hobbies aren’t just fun ways to pass the time. They’re also good for your well-being. Check out these healthy pastimes that help you feel great every day. What do you do in your free time? Do you have hobbies or pastimes that help you disconnect and relax? Or are you the kind of person who […]

  • Leisure activities

    The right to spend your leisure hours any way you like is one of the joys of adulthood. Sadly, many adults with autism never get the chance to enjoy that fundamental freedom. They have less independence than other adults do and spend more time either in solitary pursuits, or in activities planned for them. A new […]

  • What constitutes optimal leisure?

    Large sections of our society have had an increasing amount of time on their hands outside of work since the inception of the industrial age. People have developed multiple ways of occupying this time through varied and multifaceted leisure activities. These activities have been extensively researched and documented in recent decades, and Professor Robert Stebbins […]

  • The real wellbeing benefits of hobbies and pastimes

    Hobbies are good for your mind, body and soul. But how do you go about developing one? Our experts share their advice to find a hobby you love. It’s easy to roll your eyes at the notion of “hobbies”. For one thing, there’ll be phases in your life when, between work, family and getting your […]

  • How to Choose Hobbies for the New Year

    Hobbies are considered leisure activities people engage in to relax and destress from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. They not only establish purpose and skill but also promote positive mood and social interaction. Subjective well-being is higher in those who partake in a variety of social, cultural and home leisure activities. In addition to their contribution […]

  • Five tips to make the most of your university experience

    University is often the first chance to live independently. Here’s how to get the most out of it. While it is common to hear people say that high school will be the best years of your life, you can make your student years in university, in my opinion, even better. Here, I share my five […]

  • How Hobbies Benefit Our Mental Health

    Outside of our busy everyday schedules, it’s important that we also take part in purposeful activities that add joy to our lives. Hobbies are ways for us to pursue things that interest us and have a creative outlet, separate from work. The Benefits of Having a Hobby Having a hobby can be really beneficial for our […]

  • 13 Productive and useful things to do in your free time

    Today’s guest post is by Melissa (@m.goodphotos on Instagram), a brilliant student who’s going to share her advice on how to productively use the time you spend not revising. At Adapt, we get so many requests for advice around this! Whether you want to spend your free time doing education related activities, or you’re looking for fun, non-educational activities, […]

  • How Companies Are Relearning How to Learn

    So here is the paradox: At the very time that learning is seen as a crucial part of the business strategy of many companies, those tasked with delivering on a learning agenda describe significant uphill battles. Still, I’m seeing experiments by managers who are rising to the occasion by trying out new ways of learning […]