Grandmoms and Moms these days are so very busy, but we’re more stressed than ever before and in need of lifestyle choices that help us be happier. Pursuing a hobby may be just the ticket.
I’ll be showing you some of my latest crochet creations from my Etsy Shop. I’ve always enjoyed crafting and crocheting things for my family, and am now taking my craft a step further and offering my crochet handmade Wash Cloths, Booth Cuffs and crochet accessories for sale on Moomettes Crochet.
Fancy Ribbon Scarf
Here’s my latest Fancy Ribbon Scarf, or you may call it an Infinity Scarf:
Didn’t it come out pretty? I miss the times when my girls were going to Proms. This infinity scarf certainly would have looked nice with a prom dress! Hopefully I’ll be around long enough to see my granddaughter get dressed up for Prom!
Here’s a few reasons why a hobby is a great idea, even for a busy Mom.
- Having a hobby relieves stress and tension
Spending time with a hobby replaces negative thoughts and replaces them with positive thoughts and feelings.
Having a hobby or creative outlet can lift your spirits and help with depression.
Unlike passive activities like television viewing, a hobby provides intellectual stimulation while simultaneously relaxing you. Repetitive actions like those used in knitting or crocheting are especially calming.
- Hobbies help you parent better
We’re so good at signing our children up for lessons and classes and encouraging them to have hobbies, even paying for these classes and driving them to and fro!
But we forget that we also need to learn new things and grow as people.
A hobby can help you maintain your separate identity as a real person and not just as Mom. This models healthy habits and boundaries for the kids.
- Hobbies provide a refreshing change from your daily routine.
If you’re a stay at home Mom, you may be frustrated because at the end of the day you can hardly point to anything you’ve “done”. This is because of the repetitive nature of housework and childcare.
In generations past, women pursued hobbies like quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting and embroidery not only because they were enjoyable but because they provided tangible value to the family, either providing clothing for their backs or much needed income.
Some hobbies like tennis, gardening or Zumba can even provide great exercise with all of its accompanying benefits. The best exercise activity is one that combines mind and body and is enjoyable to pursue.
Why not carve out some time to pursue your hobby Grandmom or Mom? Don’t let a shortage of time stop you. Rearrange your schedule and put YOU back in it, and start carving out time for your favorite pastime.
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