Why would you even WANT a hobby?
A Happy Hobby is defined as an activity done regularly in one's life for pleasure. It's cool that many hobbies can be done with other people, but some are even more fun by yourself.
Happy Hobbies provide an avenue to express creativity, and they are an outlet that allows you to relax and refocus on something other than the stresses of the craziness of our everyday lives.
Your hobby can also energize you and bring purpose and joy (unless you get totally carried away overspending at Michael’s…not that I’ve ever done that!) And, there are several other benefits to hobbying. Maybe I’ve inspired you consider a new activity. I hope so!A Happy Hobby is defined as an activity done regularly in one’s life for pleasure. It’s cool that many hobbies can be done with other people, but some are even more fun by yourself.
Is Starting a Happy Hobby Appealing to you?
If you’re in any of these life situations, adding a Happy Hobby might be an emotionally healthy choice for you. 🙂
1. You’ve moved to a new state or community. Starting a new hobby (or continuing an old one) is a great way to meet people. Lots of fun folks hang out at Hobby Lobby and Micheal’s.
2. You’re in a lonely season of life, or just find yourself lonely at times. Being busy and creative tends to alleviate lonely feelings. And, again, hanging out at craft stores or other hobby hubs can lead to new friends!
3. You’re busy, overwhelmed, sad, happy, motivated, need to get healthy, need to relax; all of these and more life situations can be a great reason to start a hobby. Give one a try. You never know; a silly idea could turn into a totally fulfilling ‘addiction’!
The Happy Hobby List
A quick poll at the Quiet Hollow FB Page led to this list of popular hobbies:
Here are few more suggestions:
Help Someone Else Find a Hobby and be even HAPPIER!
Maybe you have a friend in one of those situations above. Maybe you already have a fun, fulfilling, happy hobby you could share. And, right before your eyes two people (or more) have entered the happy, creative world of hobbying!
Join the Conversation Below with your Happy Hobby thoughts or suggestions:
Finding a new purpose in living and joy in the day-to-day was the goal when author Kathy Rowland and her entire family (adult kids and grandkids) moved from the PNW to Texas several years ago. The focus of Quiet Hollow is to encourage ‘next chapter women’ – those who are retired, empty-nesters, or have found themselves without a spouse to jump back into life. And, she shares multiple tips, ideas, and possibilities toward that end. Kathy completed her almost 30 years as an elementary teacher and hopped into over a decade of volunteer work, side hustle-type businesses, and grandchild care before discovering her unique and fulfilling purpose for the next chapter of life. What you read on Quiet Hollow is a large part of that calling. Another part is the happy life she’s leading in Central Texas in the same neighborhood as the 3 big kids and her 5 grandkids. She and her college sweetheart husband made sure to add a pool to their new Texas home, so there are lots of noisy, splashy days in their little oasis of a backyard. Come join her on Quiet Hollow in a conversation about finding and living the life you were created to live in this later stage. The chats will be full of laughter, support, faith, and inspiration to create.