January is National Hobby Month! Everyone needs time to themselves, especially if you are balancing the busy lifestyle of working, maintaining a relationship, and raising your children.
National Hobby Month is the perfect time to discover something you enjoy, that you can do just for you! Is there a project you’ve been wanting to start? Try carving out some time, even just a few hours a week, to work on something that you can enjoy yourself.
Even if reading is your hobby, you can sit down with a good book, take that time to escape your busy life, and immerse yourself in a different one. Self-care is extremely important, and when you are at your best so are your spouse and kids.
“Get a hobby” is often used in an insulting manner, but having one is truly a good thing. It will give you something to look forward to, and give you that alone time that you may have been missing.
Finding what you like to do isn’t always easy, but if you take just 5 minutes to think about what you’re truly interested in it may come to you quicker than you think. Taking a cooking class could be a great start, or joining the gym, and maybe even just a quick google on how to teach yourself to sew. There are so many things you can learn and turn into a hobby.
If you need some pointers on how to find your hobby, check out this article.