Guest Blogger: Akshaya Bharadwaj

As a mom how can you find a hobby that is both fulfilling and fun.  Why should you have a hobby?  What are your passions and how do you marry the two.  Let’s find out how.

What is a hobby?

A hobby is what people do in their free time.  People enjoy what they do and it helps them relax

Why is it important to have a hobby?

There are many benefits to having a hobby:

  • You are pursuing what you enjoy doing and it helps you relax
  • You will be able to meet and socialize with people who have similar interests
  • You will be happy that you are able to accomplish something
  • It is good energy to pursue things which you are good at or when you are trying to improve your skills
  • You will also be able to teach others
  • You will be an expert in your topic
  • Gain different perspectives and ideas from people in the same field
  • Being able to expand the field you are in 
  • In the future you might be able to make money from your hobby

How to start a new hobby?

I know people are busy but people should slow down and relax. People should also pursue what they enjoy doing in their free time.

  1. Ideas- Come up with a list of things that you enjoy doing. Like for example I enjoy cooking, baking, art and DIY crafts.
  2. Categories- Put them in different categories such as food, artistic, indoors, outdoors. 
  3. Passionate about– Highlight the ones that you are really passionate about and enjoy reading or talking about. 
  4. Resources- Come up with ways you can pursue that hobby such as resources available to you. 
  • Library Books
  • Free resources online
  • Free YouTube videos
  • Friends who are in that field
  • Seminars

5. Implement- The final step is the implement your interests and improve in that area. Start working and pursuing the hobby. 

How to find a hobby or passion?

  • Childhood- Think about what you enjoy doing in your childhood and try to recreate that experience.
  • Videos- what do you watch or do during your free time?
  • Journal- Keep a journal of what things you do and see if there is a pattern.

How to find a hobby to make money?

When it comes to finding a hobby that you like and can make money some of the resources that will help you are: 

  1. Pinterest- There are thousands of ideas in pinterest that will help you make money from the things you like doing. 
  2. Google- You will get tons of good ideas when you google and also how to make money from that hobby

The above is just a few resources that will help you get started and you should be able to make money. 

What hobbies can I do from home?

There are different kinds of hobbies that can be done indoors and outdoors. Think about whether you are an indoor or outdoor person. 

List of indoor hobbies:

  1. Cooking
  2. Painting
  3. Calligraphy
  4. Origami
  5. Quilting 
  6. Jewelry Making
  7. Drawing
  8. Coloring Book 
  9. Scrapbooking
  10. Crochet
  11. Knitting
  12. Baking
  13. Wine Making
  14. Home Brewing
  15. Candle making
  16. Watercolor painting

List of Outdoor hobbies

  1. Outdoor Photography Such as animals, lands
  2. capes, outdoor weddings
  3. Sports
  4. Hiking
  5. Shopping
  6. Backpacking
  7. Volunteering
  8. Side Hustles
  9. Couponing

I hope you found this post helpful and hope to hear from you soon. You should follow your interests and it will be really satisfying. 

Author Bio

My name is Akshaya and this October 2019 started my own blog called cabinetofthoughts.com. I am a mom of a toddler who loves to talk about topics such as recipes, DIY and also mom topics such as toddlers and kids. I want to inspire moms to start their own journey be it lifestyle mom blog or talking about their journey as a mom through their own interests and passions.