Moms these days are so very busy, but we're more stressed
than ever before and in need of lifestyle choices that help us
be happier. 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.
Having a hobby relieves 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
Unlike passive activities like television
viewing, a hobby provides intellectual stimulation while
simultaneously relaxing you. Repetitive actions like those used
in knitting are especially calming.
Hobbies help you
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 also connect you with other people who share
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.
Hobbies provide a refreshing change from your daily routine
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
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 tennis,
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
About the Author:
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resource site for moms who want to enrich their lives with
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