One is an item, two is a pair, and three is already a collection! It isn’t much, but you’re getting there. Some might imagine collecting as a tedious responsibility and a committing task, but there is a silver lining to it too.
Bright Side likes to find the good side of the coin in every endeavor. That’s why we listed a few of the many pros you’ll experience once you immerse yourself into collecting.
1. Collecting gives you happy and stress-free moments.
Many might argue that collecting is a passionate hobby. And hobbies are there for us whenever we’re feeling down. After all, we can pick up a positive outlook and routine in life, giving us a sense of fun and gratification, leaving us with zero burnout. We deserve some of it after a hard day’s work too!
2. Collecting leads you to more knowledge.
As you widen your collection, you also broaden your think bank! Collecting things builds a curious mind in any collector.
You’ll enjoy reading and learning new things about your collection, such as its history, popularity, and other fun trivia you might encounter. You might even meet new people too, which leads us to the next point.
3. Collecting widens your social circle.
No doubt you’ll find someone that has the same interests as you do. You may have been living like a hermit before, but once you discover a community of collectors in your area, you’ll want to start mingling and sharing your creativity and passion. If you’re a wallflower, collecting might be one of the solutions for you to make acquaintances and friendships along the way.
4. Collecting inspires you to organize.
I bet you wouldn’t want a collection full of clutter or that’s scattered around, would you? That’s why the habit of arranging and organizing is eventually developed when you start building your collection. Some serious collectors dedicate spots in their homes such as cabinets, closets, and even rooms full of stuff they collect. They might be color-coded or arranged by size — whatever works!
5. Collecting takes you back in time.
Some collectors value their collectibles because of their lengthy stay here on Earth. Collectibles can sometimes invoke nostalgia in their collectors, making them miss the good old days or even imagine the times they weren’t even born in. The sentimental value hits hard when you collect memorabilia.
6. Collecting builds your focus.
If you’re a person who doesn’t know what to look for, maybe collecting is for you. Taking care of your collection develops your keen eye for detail and meticulous craftsmanship. You might be able to learn new skills in DIY when you put creativity into your collection.
7. Collecting is good for the environment.
If your collectible didn’t end up in your hands or someone else’s, it might’ve been in the dump. Unfortunately, items seen with no value are often discarded. But if you’re a collecting enthusiast, there’s no such thing as “worthless.” It will be one less item thrown away, but one more taken care of.
8. Collecting is self-care.
Aside from physical care like skincare and haircare, mental health is also essential for us to thrive and grow. Feeling great about yourself when collecting is good for your mind and emotions. This is very important for most of us who might be workaholics and busy bees.
Which of these benefits do you totally agree on? What are you fond of collecting?