If you’re always the one  taking care of responsibilities, taking care of others and doing everything for everyone else, you really need to do something just for you. Doing something for yourself is not selfish, it’s practicing self-care.

Self-care is supposed to be a relaxing and fun activity, just for you. A great way to practice self-care is by engaging in a hobby. A hobby should not be work related or something that is asked of you.

Here is  a list of hobby ideas to get you started.

  1. Making music
  2. Playing an instrument
  3. Dancing
  4. Running
  5. Going for walks
  6. Yoga
  7. Meditation
  8. Hiking
  9. Biking
  10. Surfing
  11. Camping
  12. Being part of a sport team
  13. Fantasy Sports
  14. Crafts
  15. Scrapbooking
  16. Making jewelry
  17. Fashion
  18. Making candles
  19. Knitting
  20. Painting
  21. Drawing
  22. Reading
  23. Start or join a Book Club
  24. Learning
  25. Writing
  26. Practice Calligraphy
  27. Photography
  28. Cooking/Baking
  29. Barbecuing
  30. Brain games
  31. Word searches
  32. Crossword puzzles
  33. Model cars/planes, etc.
  34. Woodworking/Metalworking
  35. Fishing
  36. Boating
  37. Gardening
  38. Doing nails, hair styles and makeup for fun
  39. Playing games
  40. Working on cars
  41. Going for scenic long drives
  42. Going to poetry readings
  43. Star gazing
  44. Collecting things (coins, antiques, comic books, autographs, souvenirs, etc.)
  45. Theater
  46. Podcasting/online radio show
  47. Building computers/Electronics
  48. Graphic designing
  49. Watching movies
  50. Give things just laying around in the house new life. Such as remodeling a coffee table or dresser.

Try practicing at least one activity every day. BONUS (Although hobbies are for relaxing, you can actually make side money doing a lot of these activities)

About the author.

Liza J Alvarado is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice. She serves Adolescents, Adults, and Spanish speaking families in the Lehigh Valley, PA area.






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