“Back To Me” Self-Care Challenge: Day #4 – Get A Hobby

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Day #4– Get a hobby

The trick with this hobby is that it is supposed to be something fun for you. Not something that benefits the kids or makes you money, necessarily, but something that is for you and helps you unwind and deal with the stress that inevitably builds in our lives.

As I’ve said before, I have no hobbies. Unless you count writing, but even that is something I do in the course of a career. I don’t write privately anymore. Everything that my fingers tap out on the keyboard is for public consumption.

I used to bake. Each week I’d make some goodies with the intention on sharing with my husband’s coworkers, but dang, how do you eat just one cookie and wrap the rest up? My will power ain’t that strong!  I gained about 10 pounds and am trying to lose that weight so baking is out.

So I’m still looking for something to do, something that is just mine and something that’s not too expensive. I came up with a brief list below. See if anything strikes your fancy:

1) Jewelry maker. My girl Brooke from Jewelry Rockstar (she is also profiled in Make It Happen) makes beautiful pieces of jewelry and she makes it look so easy!

2) Running. Train for a 5K, then a 10K, half-marathon, marathon and more. There’s running groups, cute running gear, etc.

3) Learn to play an instrument. I don’t have any particular skills, but I’d like to learn how to play the piano (maybe because I figure I like tapping on the keyboard, it’ll translate musically? I don’t know.)

4) Sewing. So many moms are making one-of-a-kind outfits for their little ones (and some are turning it in a full-fledged business). I’d love to think I could make pretty hair bows or skirts or sweaters for my little ones.

So what’s your hobby? Please share and check out the rest of this year’s self-care challenges here.

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Written by Tara

Tara Pringle Jefferson is the founder and editor of TheYoungMommyLife.com.

Comments

  1. I always said I wanted to learn how to knit or crochet ….. I also say that I want to pull my violin back out and play because its been about 2 years since Ive heard those strings.

  2. I honestly don’t have a hobby. I would say that I can make jewelry or crochet–but none of those things I can do during the day, and at night, I’m usually writing. So, I need to make time for something…

  3. My hobby is photography. I’ve always loved it and now with the extra time that I have, I take as many pictures as I can and as I want.

    I also like web designing and may take that to another level someday.

  4. I have no hobby. But I am starting to make fitness one! I’m also hoping that this year I will get back to dancing and the arts in general. I used to LOVE singing and dancing.

  5. My hobby is photography but I also really want to learn how to play guitar.

  6. I would love to pick up photography as a hobby, my son is getting so big so fast. I want to make sure that everything is documented.

  7. My hobby is photography. I do it for me even though others seems to like it too. :-). And this year, I am going to get serious about running. Two hobbies isn’t too much right?

  8. This is difficult for me, because like many of us the day isn’t long enough for hobby time, and at night, while everyone rests their sleepy heads I’m working or cleaning or laundry or finally putting myself to bed early one night.

    I really enjoy planning gatherings at my house for birthdays and the holidays, and I totally get into it DIY style. Usually, everyone gets to go home with a hand made swag bag, that includes some little crafty photo and frame of my son. I think this my hobby, but, can a hobby be something you only do once every couple of months?

    If so, planning parties for my family is definitely my hobby! I totally get in the zone!

  9. This challenge, for me, goes hand-in-hand with the “Get Creative” challenge. Making sure I set aside time to do projects is a must for me this year. I would love to re-do a bunch of furniture pieces and sell them over the summer….oh to dream…

  10. My hobby is doing my hair. Also I’m trying to make reading a hobby which will take up a lot of time. Current SAHM

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