While being a mom is such a blessing, it’s also incredibly time-consuming. With children constantly demanding something, it’s hard to find and care for yourself. Consequently, it can become really easy to get to a space where you’re discouraged and despondent. This happens when you’ve lost yourself. If you’re always on the clock, time is a commodity you have to gain back.
It’s a gradual process, but with a little maneuvering of the way you go about doing things, you can get to a place where you can find yourself again. Start with hobbies. Finding a hobby is a perfect way to gain an outlet and find happiness. In order to find a hobby, there are a few things you’ll want to make sure you do on your own.
Use social media apps
Sure, some social media apps are more conducive to keeping up with what’s going on with your best friends from college. However, there are other sites that help and inspire you to become more creative. For example, YouTube is an easily downloadable app you can place on your phone. Just put in a subject you’re interested in and thousands of videos will pop up. Begin to follow YouTube channels that interest you and take note of what the commonality is. The same concept can be applied to Pinterest. Pinterest is filled with inspiring recipes, DIY projects, tips and tricks. Create boards and pin anything that sparks an interest.
Start Small with These Four Fun Activities
Just because you’ve found out that scrapbooking is your hobby doesn’t mean you should visit the nearest craft store and buy the whole section. Start small and gradually work your way up. You don’t want to bite off more than you can chew. A good first project for you might be to make and decorate a photo album.
A hobby like coin collecting is a low-pressure hobby, because you can easily do it in the little spare time you have. As you keep an eye out for different coins, you’ll soon develop a trained eye to notice the coins you need anywhere you are. If you find a rare enough coin, you might want to take it to a company like Rocky Mountain Coin to assess its value.
Depending on the family dynamic, cooking might be a chore you do anyway. Why not turn it into a hobby by trying different gourmet recipes you find online? Your family will appreciate the gourmet meals on a regular basis! You can even do this for special occasions like anniversaries or date nights.
Not only is yoga relaxing, but it can also be challenging. As you train your body to contort in different ways, you find a new level of confidence in what your body can do. You’ll also help the lymphatic system run better and decrease overall stress—which any mom could probably benefit from!
If you feel like you never have time to do these hobbies, set a timer for ten minutes. If you’re really intentional, you can carve ten minutes out of your day to work on just you. After all, you’re worth it!