Healthy Moms & Healthy Hobbies
Do you ever catch yourself complaining about how all you ever do is clean toilets, do 3 or more loads of laundry a day and so much more that comes with that everyday struggle as a mom? I do this all to often. I found myself in the same rut everyday where I would gripe about this or that and complaining that I wasn’t able to do anything for myself.
When asked the question “what are your hobbies?” It seems all to hard to answer. It shouldn’t be. Moms need hobbies and moms need sanity. It’s a matter of finding something that can be both, something that keeps you sane and something that is a hobby.
Then you ask yourself, “hobbies? Who has time for hobbies especially as a mom?”
Hobbies are necessary and we must make time for them. Things only take as much time as you have. I try to always remind myself that there is 24 hours in a day, and 23 1/2 hours a day I will be a mom and for a minimum each day I will be just me for 30 minutes. That’s it.
Having a hobby or something you put your time into and dedicate to yourself and your time is what replenishes your take on family, work, and all the other necessities in our day to day lives. It’s what gives you the strength and courage to drop back into that mode and chaos, a way of simply thanking yourself.
As a mother when you find your “mommy time”, know that you are also setting that example to our children. Teaching them to set boundaries and that boundaries are important to maintain a healthy and happy life.
For the past two years I’ve struggled to find my hobbies. I’ve dreamt of all the thing I wished I could do and even attempted more than half of them, not one seemed to work and it became discouraging. Of course I kept pushing trying this and that but continually felt like I failed, that I simply was not meant to have a hobby. In February of 2018 is when I found my true hobby. It cleared my brain it drowned out noise I didn’t think could be hushed.
I re-finish furniture. I search and find free -$15 items in terrible condition and spend my time turning them into masterpieces and bringing them back to life. It is a lot of work and is very time consuming but when it’s a finished product you burst with joy!
There is so much satisfaction in finding the one thing you do well, you enjoy, and that is a true treat to yourself!
Mamas! Don’t give up keep trying, keep experimenting, keep up the search for that hobby that gives that true release! It’s worth it and at the end of the day your children will be thankful that there is something and someone to be in their lives to replenish the drainage of life and routine.
Remember too that life doesn’t end at having children. It’s a challenge to see how much more you can put on your plate each day and continue to succeed with happiness, joy and thankful hearts.