Parenting: 3 Reasons Why Mom Should Have A Hobby..
Moms are very busy these days, but they’re also more stressed than ever and need to make changes to their lives that will make them happier. Taking up a hobby might be just the thing.
Here are a few reasons why even a busy Mom should have a hobby.
Having a hobby is a good way to relieve stress and tension
When you spend time on a hobby, you replace negative thoughts with good ones and good feelings. Having a hobby or a way to express yourself creatively can make you feel better and help with depression.
Unlike watching TV, which is a passive activity, a hobby is both intellectually stimulating and relaxing at the same time. Knitting is a great example of a repetitive activity that can help you relax.
Hobbies help you parent better
We are so good at getting our kids into lessons and classes and encouraging them to have hobbies. We even pay for these classes and drive them to and fro.
But we forget that we also need to grow as people(mom) and learn new things. Hobbies also help you meet people who like the same things you do.
Having a hobby can help you keep your own identity as a person, not just as Mom. This shows our kids how to have good habits and follow rules.
Hobbies give you a break from your everyday routine.
If you’re a stay-at-home mom, you might find it frustrating that at the end of the day, you haven’t really “done” much. This is because things like housework and taking care of kids are done over and over again.
In the past, women had hobbies like quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and embroidery not only because they were fun, but also because they helped the family in real ways, like by giving them clothes to wear or much-needed money.
Some hobbies, like tennis, gardening, or belly dancing, can also be great ways to get exercise and all the health benefits that come with it. The best way to work out is to do something that is both fun and good for your body.
Why don’t you take some time to do what you like, Mom? Don’t give up because you don’t have enough time. Put yourself back on your schedule and start making time for the things you like to do.