People with hobbies are generally healthier. They’re also at a lower risk for some mental health issues.
As developers, we often stare at a computer screen all day only to go home and stare at more glowing boxes all night. Having a nontechnical hobby can really help to keep us sharp for our day jobs.
As I live-paint a small model for a tabletop wargame, I will describe some of the techniques I use....