How to find the perfect hobby
So, you have some free time. Or, you don’t. If you do, great. If you don’t, make some.
Hobbies help me make it through the days. If I didn’t have them, well, quite frankly I would go a bit nuts. My hobbies are the “me time” that helps my brain relax, and as a result, recharge. It’s easy to find yourself getting caught up in routine: work, come home, eat, bed. I have been there and done that for many, many years. But, I’ve learned that nurturing the inner craving for hobbies and interests has rewarded me in so many ways.
My list of hobbies goes on and on and continues to grow. Sometimes I have a full list of things that I want to try, that I never end up actually doing. That’s where I feel many people get stuck. So let’s talk hobbies. How to choose them, why they are important, and how to actually do.
Take a seat and jot down four hobbies that you’re interested in taking up this year. Don’t think too hard about it. The first four that pop into your head are the ones worth trying.
Make handmade cards
Assemble the perfect record collection
Read. As much as possible.
Color (yes… like, as in those cool new coloring books we’re seeing everywhere)
Once you have your four written down, choose one. Try it out a couple of times a week. you shouldn’t feel pressure from it. Once you get into the rhythm of it, the easier and more rewarding it will become.
First and foremost my hobbies are stress relievers. They help me unwind at the end of each day. I find myself getting easily overwhelmed at times with daily jobs and when I step away and do something for me, I’m able to refocus and see things more clearly.
My self-esteem is higher when I am involved with hobbies. I feel good about myself. That I am trying new things, setting time aside time for myself, and also developing a more interesting me by not limiting myself.
The best way to start is to put yourself out there and do. As much as I could over think the steps to get yourself involved with hobbies, my best advice is to go for it. Make time for yourself, get into a rhythm of your hobby and try new things. When you begin to include them in your everyday life without any hesitation, a refreshing balance will develop. You will feel it and all of its rewards.
Happy new year, y’all. I challenge you to focus on your time this year. Make each minute a minute well spent, and don’t forget to give yourself time each day to do something for you.
+ What’s your hobby?