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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!

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. (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.
So there you are, 4 reasons you NEED to start a hobby! Tell us what you do below!
  • Hobbies are a great outlet, I love my photography and scrapbooking and for quick craft while the kids are distracted I have jumped on the planner bandwagon

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  • Hobbies no matter when learned will stand you in stead for a lifetime.

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  • I make time to meet friends for coffee once a week. The other thing I love to do is read. I can get lost in a story and forget about the daily grind for a while.

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  • One of my fav hobbies is this mom site but lately I am experiencing problems with your new changes …wouldn’t allow me to submit my recipe today?

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  • My main hobby is cooking/baking which is great for the kids anyhow as they get to eat some great things. Also, last year at the tender age of 46 I started swimming lessons-couldn’t even put my head under the water and one year on, you can’t get me out. I love it, can do all strokes except butterfly!

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  • You definitely need hobbies and interests in your life!

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  • I love reading, it really helps to clear my mind and allows me to destress.

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  • I love yoga, it’s my hobby. Reading is my hobby. I’m open to something new, just need to decide what that might be.

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  • Unitasking is concept I haven’t thought of in a while! I’ve just taught myself to knit again, and I’ve borrowed a book from the neighbours and got tips off family so it’s definitely been more social than I realised. I also sneak of to sow in the evening sometimes and make little projects for the house that I can feel good about- the latest is a hanging hand towel

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  • My number one hobby is my vege garden. That way I can relax and be productive at the same time. I then have other hobbies that I may get near for months or even years at a time, but it is so relaxing and wonderful when I do.

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  • I used to have a lot of hobbies. Now I either can’t find the time or when I do have time, I just don’t feel like it haha really should make more of an effort I suppose!

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  • I used to have lots of hobbies pre babies but now never seem to have any time to myself. It might be time to change that!

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  • That’s all quite true!! Makes me want to get into my hobbies again… Give me something for myself…

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  • I just love my garden as well as yoga with the girls

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  • I definitely agree with these four reasons

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