Here are some good reasons why Mom needs a hobby.
Moms these days are so very busy, but also more stressed than ever before and in need of lifestyle choices that help them be happier and take their minds off of their problems. Pursuing a hobby may be just the ticket.
Here are a few reasons why a hobby is a great idea, even for a busy Mom.
What Are The Best Hobbies For Moms To Try?
10. Playing an instrument
There are of course many more, but here is a list to get you started on. Sometimes picking something unusual will help you to discover other sides to yourself that you never knew existed.
Why Mom Needs A Hobby
To Relieve Stress And Tension
Spending time with a hobby replaces negative thoughts and replaces them with positive thoughts and feelings. Having a hobby or creative outlet can lift your spirits and help with feelings of depression.
Unlike passive activities like watching TV or playing a video game, a hobby provides intellectual stimulation while simultaneously relaxing you. Repetitive actions like those used in knitting are especially calming. If you want something with faster results, you can try scrapbooking or mosiac.
If you go to a class, you also get to meet new people and have fun chatting with them as you get creating. This also allows you to explore new interests. You could discover that. you are a brilliant artist too.
Hobbies Help You To Be A Better Parent
We are so good at signing our children up for lessons and classes and encouraging them to have hobbies, even paying for these classes and driving them to and fro! But we forget that we also need to learn new things and grow as people.
Hobbies are a great way to connect you with other people who share your interests, especially if you decide to commit to classes each week.
A hobby can help you maintain your separate identity as a real person and not just as Mom. This models healthy habits and boundaries for our kids.
If you’re a stay at home Mom, you may be frustrated because at the end of the day you can hardly point to anything you’ve “done”.
This is because of the repetitive nature of housework and childcare, which just leaves you feeling unappreciated and sometimes overwhelmed.
In generations past, women pursued hobbies like quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet and embroidery not only because they were enjoyable but because they provided tangible value to the family, either providing clothing for their backs or much needed income.
Some hobbies like tennnis, gardening or belly dancing can even provide great exercise with all of its accompanying benefits. The best exercise activity is one that combines mind and body and is enjoyable to pursue.
Why not carve out some time to pursue your hobby Mom? Don’t let a shortage of time stop you. Rearrange your schedule and put YOU back in it, and start carving out time for your favorite pastime.