Hey, mama. I see you working so hard every day. Managing a household, taking care of your family, running the kids to doctor appointments, organizing the family schedule, and so much more.
I’ve got to ask, what do you do for you?
I’m sure by now you’ve heard over and over again how important it is to take time for yourself and it’s absolutely true. If you don’t, you’re going to burnout.
Moms need something that they can look forward to when they’re elbows deep in a blow out or trying to talk a toddler down off the ledge of a full blown meltdown in the middle of Target.
Been there? Yeah, me too. So trust me when I say you need an outlet, a hobby, to keep yourself sane.
It’s no secret that having a hobby, or two, is good for your overall wellbeing. Just to refresh your memory, here are a few of the many benefits of having a hobby:
- Hobbies help you relieve stress.
- Hobbies can help you make new social connections.
- Hobbies can improve physical health.
- Hobbies can give you a sense of accomplishment.
- Hobbies can forge a community that can offer you support.
- Hobbies can give you a boost in confidence and self esteem.
- Hobbies allow you to discover new talents.
- Hobbies can help you sharpen your skills.
- Hobbies can give you a sense of purpose.
- Hobbies can improve your memory and keep your brain sharp.
- Hobbies promote mindfulness and being present.
- Hobbies can help combat anxiety and depression.
- Hobbies allow you to stretch your creative muscles.
- Hobbies can even improve your productivity at work.
If you don’t already have an activity that you love to do, that lights you up and makes you happy, don’t worry. Trying new things to find a hobby that you truly enjoy is the fun part.
Not sure where to start? I’ve got you covered with this list of 75 hobbies for moms that will nurture your mind, body, and soul.
If you’re interested in finding a hobby that you can do with your mom tribe, check out this post!
Mom Hobbies for the Mind
- Learn a new language.
- Learn to play an instrument.
- Reading – join a book club.
- Learn to cook or bake new things.
- Take online classes to learn something new.
- Put together jigsaw puzzles.
- Solve sudoku or crossword puzzles.
- Write short stories – or a novel.
- Start a blog.
- Learn how to code.
- Take a graphic design class.
- Car restoration.
- Start a podcast.
- Home improvement projects.
- DIY projects.
- Research stocks and start investing.
- Trivia – download an app or join a team.
- Budgeting and couponing.
- Event or party planning.
- Plant propagation.
- Hand write letters and send snail mail for every occasion.
- Research a topic that interests you- go old school and check out books from your local library.
- Become a documentary buff.
- Home organization.
Mom Hobbies for the Body
- Train for a marathon.
- Yoga (this one is for the soul, too).
- Take a dance class.
- Try a new fitness class – zumba, spin, pilates, kickboxing, etc.
- Camping – fun for the whole family.
- Horseback riding.
- Indoor rock climbing.
- Kayaking or canoeing.
- Learn to cook healthy foods.
- Walk shelter dogs – good for the soul too!
- Make your own natural skin care and beauty products.
- Geocaching – great for the mind too!
- Mixed martial arts.
- Learn self defense.
- Urban Exploration.
- Paddle boarding.
- Unique fitness – pole dancing fitness, aerial yoga, underwater cycling, etc.
Mom Hobbies for the Soul
- Start a garden and grow your favorite fruits, veggies, and flowers.
- Volunteer for a cause near and dear to your heart.
- Try a new craft project or take classes.
- Learn how to knit or crochet.
- Try photography.
- Handlettering and calligraphy.
- Make your own candles.
- Try needlepoint or embroidery.
- Antiquing or thrifting.
- Make your own jewelry.
- Write poetry.
- Learn and practice reiki.
- Flower arranging or flower pressing.
- Learn about astrology.
- Tarot card reading.
- Learn about crystal healing.
- Build terrariums.
I love my kids to death, but I’m not ashamed to say that my life as a mom is hard AF sometimes and I need more. Making time for doing things that I enjoy is crucial to my happiness, which has a direct effect on my family’s happiness. So, if you think about it, trying new hobbies is the only thing that keeps me from completely losing it and leaving my family to fend for themselves.
Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic, but you get my point. You can’t pour from an empty cup, mama. Fill yours with something that lights you up and makes you happy so that you can share that happiness with your family.
That was a long list, but I know it can’t be everything. If you enjoy a hobby that did not make this list, I want to hear about it! Tell me all about it in the comments section. I’m always up for new activities to try.
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