We all have things that we used to love to do, but have since, for some reason, let them slip away from us. Whether it’s because of work, having to take care of the kids or just being too tired, we’ve all lost time for some sort of passion along the way.
However, hobbies can provide us with an outlet for escape, personal expression, distraction & meditation. They can change the way we view ourselves, our loved ones, & the world around us. Hobbies can also help boost, depending on the hobby, physical health & emotional well-being. Hobbies bring people together, fuel creativity, resourcefulness, de-stress us & overall make us feel more fulfilled in our day to day lives.
Maybe you’ve never had a hobby & are looking to find one. There are plenty of people out there who don’t have, or don’t know how to find, a hobby. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find one- it doesn’t matter if you’re 25 or 85 years old (or anything in between!) it’s not too late to hop on board the hobby train!
Schedule in some time into your day & find one! One of the best ways to start is to see if you had things you loved to do as a kid. Think back to those times and find a memory of things you used to love to do. You might have the same interests now like you had back then. Maybe you enjoyed working with your hands, or doing something outside. These memories can become stepping stones to start looking for something new you’d like to enjoy.
If you can’t think of one, or are still feeling lost, try walking around your town or checking a town page for inspiration. There could be a store, class, or club you’ve always wanted to walk into that could jump-start your passion. Maybe try painting, crocheting, riding a bike or hiking. Getting involved in a local group is a great way to learn something new!
Life might get in the way sometimes, but if you truly love something there’s no quitting, only taking a break. You just might find that you love an activity enough to add it to your weekly routine, because life can be an amazing & fulfilling place. Creating time & space for the passions & interests that fuel you make the journey that much sweeter.