We’re keen to stress the importance of older people picking up a new hobby or two here at Lifeline. Having a hobby can bring you many benefits, whether it’s mentally, socially or physically. One such example of a hobby which can bring a smile to your face is the art of model building.
Model building is a hobby which can become quite addictive, as you look to add more projects to your shelf. In today’s post we will outline just a few of the many benefits of building scale models in your spare time.
Model building is a hobby that can be a good reliever of stress. You can escape to your own little assembly area to concentrate solely on building your latest project, clearing your mind of any problems that you had previously.
If you’re more of an introvert, or simply have a quieter disposition, then scale modelling is a hobby that is tailor-made to relieve your stresses. A couple of hours spent piecing together or painting your model can clear your mind of the problems of the world, and leave you in a calmer state than when you began.”
Time with Loved Ones
A art of model building is one that can be shared with others. In an time period crammed full of modern technology, the hands-on hobby of building model cars ,or other vehicles and buildings, is one that can bring people together.
This is a great hobby to enjoy with your grandchildren. You can build your projects together, strengthening your relationship and teaching them the rewards of good teamwork. Spending time with loved ones helps to combat any feelings of loneliness that you may be experiencing, which again is very important for your well-being.
Model Building is Rewarding
The feeling you have once you’ve finished your latest project will be one that’s quite unbeatable. The sense of achievement and being proud of yourself as you look upon your completed model is a great feeling. It’s important to feel this way no matter how old you are.
Many, Many Skills
Model building is no easy task, which means the further you go into the hobby, the more skills you will learn and master. Putting together your favourite sports car or aeroplane is going to take time, and there are a number of stages you’ll need to go through on your journey.
Each stage will require a different skill set. To be more precise, Model Space believe that the following skills will need to be mastered in order to get the best experience from model building:
It’s exciting to learn new things, especially for older people. Keeping your brain active and challenged is important, as it can lower your risk of dementia at a later stage of your life. You will also feel very proud as you master a new aspect of model building, and a smile will most definitely be on your face.
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