Believe it or not. Hobbies are essential to our lives. Hobbies give us a sense of purpose and confidence. Hobbies help us connect with others on deeper levels and have community with like minded people. Hobbies encourage growth and learning.
The top 3 benefits of having a hobby are |
- It will challenge you and helps you grow.
- It prevents bad habits and time wasting.
- It increases your confidence and self-esteem.
Embroidery | This is actually a hobby I took up in the hospital. It had a limited amount of supplies I needed to get started and I could do it while sitting in bed. Just grab a kit like this and get started easily.
Memory Keeping | This has been a passion of mine for years, decades. Telling your story is so important and memory keeping is a great way to do it while getting crafting. Want to start with something easy? How about just one day. One of my favorite projects during the year is Day in the Life. You can find more info here or see one of my personal day in the life’s here.
Concrete Crafts | This is my new fascination. I love the way concrete looks. The texture. The color. I love it. I’ve been on Pinterest trying to figure out how to get started in this. Any tips? Any experiences? I would love to hear.
Jewelry Making | This is a fun one. And again, simple. Just grab this leather earring kit or something like it and get started. It includes everything you need. I did this with my nieces and we had so much fun. They loved it. I always wanted to get into working with metals for jewelry but never started. I guess I found another hobby I’ll have to start. I would love to hear about your experience with making metal jewelry or polymer clay. Oh… that’s a new one for me. I purchased some clay and just played. It was fun, might just have to try and make some earrings next time.
Soap Making | Zach makes his own beard oil and balm. And when I started using this oatmeal bar soap I started to really get interested in the how-to’s of making your own soap. I haven’t attempted it yet, especially since the soap is all natural already, maybe I’ll try and figure out how to make something I can’t find (aka buy with convenience) natural first.
I challenge you the next time you feel a hobby is a waste of time or money to try something new. Learn something. Create something. Read something. Play something. I think you’ll be surprised how much joy and light a hobby can bring you.