Finding a Hobby and Sticking to It

Admit it; there are times when you just want to scream in the middle of the office. Or, you want to scream your head off for telling the kinds a millionth time to clean their rooms. Or, you’re so burned out that it zaps the energy from your body. Screaming seems to counterproductive to what your body wants—peace, calmness, and quiet. How about finding a hobby to take your mind off things? Have you ever thought about what falling in love with a new passion can do for you?

You can do anything you set your mind into. Revisit some of the hobbies you like when you were younger. Do you want to tinker with the JK driveshaft of your jeep, for instance? Do you like customizing jewelry? Do you like to paint? No matter what old or new hobby you discover, make time for it. That’s the only way you can survive such a stressful time in your life.

Something That Isn’t Much Work

Choose a hobby that’s not much work. This will help take off your mind from your worries and stress. If you’re going to be stressed out because you cannot crochet a beanie, then forget about it. Find something that will return that sense of balance in your life. It doesn’t have to be what others are doing (planting, for example). It needs to be what you will enjoy and what will take your mind off your worries.

A Hobby from Your Past

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What did you love doing as a kid? Look around your home. Are there any long-forgotten hobbies that you’ve stored under the kitchen cabinet? Do you love decorating your home? That’s a hobby, too. Check your laptop. You might have forgotten you once want to write a novel. It doesn’t need to be good enough for publishing. It just needs to be your outlet. How about your travel photos? Now might be a good time to make a scrapbook or photo album of them.

What You Always Pay For

Try to think of things you always buy when you’re out shopping. Even if you’re not out to get scented candles, you always end up buying one somehow. You love paintings, too. You have some hanging on your walls. You also love headbands for your kids. You love seeing them with those massive ribbons on their heads. How about try doing a headwrap yourself? You only need a strip of stretchy fabric, ribbons, a needle, and thread. You might even be better at it than those you buy from.

One Thing That Made You Forget to Eat

Look, if something took your mind off a lunch or dinner, then that might be worth something. Simply put, you were so engrossed in what you’re doing that you forgot you hadn’t eaten your meal on time. That’s unhealthy, but that also signals how fascinated you were with that thing. Find out what that is and focus on it.

Carve time for your newfound hobbies. In the beginning, take a couple of days off from work so you can focus on it. You can then slowly incorporate this hobby into your daily schedule.

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