We tend to put our hobbies or interests on hold and try to convince ourselves that we will get to it someday. A year or two later, we might forget all about it or continue to assure ourselves that we will make it happen one day. We tell ourselves all sorts of lies to validate our excuses. We’re too busy. We don’t have enough time right now. We have a lot of responsibilities. We’re tired.
The truth is, we are just lazy.
If you really want something, you will make time for it, no matter what. ‘Someday’ will never come if you keep procrastinating. You will never be ready. You just need to go for it because now is the best time for you to do something for yourself. Hobbies are not a waste of time and energy. It is not just something you can do in your spare time. It can open up a whole new world and create new opportunities you never knew existed.
Here are 3 types of hobbies you should have:
One to make you money
In today’s world, working 9-5 is no longer the norm. If you’re really interested in something, you need to make time for it.
Whether it’s blogging, photography, or baking – you should learn as much as you can and pursue your interest because you might just get to earn some extra income from doing what you love. You can always start small by telling your family and friends. It doesn’t even have to be something you only do on the side. You can turn it into a full-time career once you’re confident enough!
“Never limit yourself to just one source of income.”
One to keep you in shape
You may not think it’s important now, but you need to make your health a priority.
You don’t have to go trekking or climbing if that’s not your cup of tea. If you don’t like the idea of doing something alone, then get a friend to go with you. It will help motivate you to get out of the house. You don’t even need to spend your money on gym memberships or yoga classes. All you have to do is start small. Go for a walk. Cycle. Swim. Watch workout videos and exercise from home. It may sound like a chore at first, but you will thank yourself later.
“You may not be there yet… But you are closer than you were yesterday. Each step makes a difference.”
One to keep you creative
Pottery. Sewing. Painting. Music. Writing. The choices are endless.
All you have to do is research online and find a place that best suits you. Decide whatever it is that you’re truly interested in and give it a shot. It’s not only good for your soul, but it’s also a great way for you to discover your hidden talent. You can always stop if you don’t like it and switch to something else. Just unleash your creative side. Do it now and do it for yourself.
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”