You may feel like all your hard work doesn’t count towards anything. You may think your hobbies are unproductive and a waste of time. But, your hobbies are completely valid as long as you enjoy them. Something doesn’t have to be productive to be worthwhile. Sometimes, we just do things for fun and to benefit our mental health. That’s entirely okay.
And although it may not always feel like it, your work is appreciated. Somewhere in the world, there are people who care about what you do and the effort you put into it. Just remember, the things you do, the hobbies you enjoy, and the work you create, it all matters. None of it is truly a waste. It does matter as long as it matters to you.