It is well documented that Taekwondo has had a large amount of success in terms of helping people with a range of issues that they might be dealing with in their life. This is the case for a number of martial arts.
The first thing that you need to understand is that this is more of a mental tool as opposed to that of a physical tool. The overall purpose of this martial art is to gain control of an attacker not physical, but more of a mental advantage. Having the confidence that might not otherwise be there in a confrontation will help to give you an overall advantage over your opponent. Having this enables you to strike if you need to, but you will only need and want to use the minimum amount of force.
Seeing that this is a more mental than physical art, this helps to increase your overall ability to think about a situation and to have the mental clarity that you might otherwise not have. This can also be a useful tool when it comes to the dealing with stress. Many students that will take taekwondo will have a sense of mental clearness that they need to deal with a lot of the problems that will come up in their lives.
Respect and integrity are other aspects that are taught when a person undertakes taekwondo as a hobby. Even after a few classes, you will have an increased level of respect instilled in you and for the most part, will be in a better place mentally.
The best part of Taekwondo is that it is something that can be enjoyed by all ages. Taekwondo has no age restrictions. Perhaps it is even something you could consider doing as a family?
If you are looking for a new hobby, then why not consider taekwondo and benefit from the additional life skills it can offer? Or suggest it to your children as a possible pastime?