As mothers, we find that we have no time to do anything. From the minute we wake up (or are woken up), we are looking after our little munchkins. However, while devoting all our time to our kids seems like the smartest move, you might actually be doing yourself a disservice.
Here are four reasons you need to get a hobby and spend more time on yourself!
- Clear your mind
- As mothers, we are always worrying. Be it about deadlines, school drop offs or Saturday sport. When you do something such as learn the guitar, all your energy and time is focused on a single task. You become so preoccupied with what you are doing that you forget about your problems. This meditative effect is very good for your mental health, and essentially helps you reset your emotions.
- Social Outlet
- If you find that your ecosystem of friends is becoming stagnant, and you aren’t meeting people outside of your group of friends, then you may benefit from joining some kind of club. By doing this, you force yourself to meet people you otherwise wouldn’t have, which can open up new opportunities and friendships.
- Create something of your own
- If you feel like you want to create something that you can call your own, then you possibly need some kind of hobby. This way, you will be able to create something tangible that you can be proud of and show off to your friends.
- (Re) learn to unitask!
- Remember a time when multitasking was simple? A time before children. Now it seems like every waking moment is spent looking after your kids, doing a million different things all at once. Have you ever stopped and considered that you may be quite bad at unitasking? That is, doing a single task effectively and with focused effort. You may find that your ability to unitask has dramatically depreciated, and you need practice. When you are multitasking you may not be doing a job as well as you could be. So you need to practice unitasking every now and again.