Post # 1
Anyone else feel guilty spending hours on a hobby (painting, drawing, etc)….
I sometimes feel guilty and feel like I could be doing something else (maybe working a second job even though I don’t need the money)
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
I feel guilty if I spend the whole day watching tv. If it was spent painting/drawing/reading/crafting then I think that was being productive.
Post # 4
I surf the web and play online games, and I bake – but I can only bake so much!
I don’t really feel guilty.. everything I need to get done gets done, I’m not neglecting anyone, and I love my “me” time.
I used to do alot of paranormal investigations and I miss it SO much, my fi isn’t really into it [he feels its something people shouldn’t mess with].
Post # 5
Absolutely not. I never feel guilty doing hobbies that force me to get creative or use my mind. I don’t think anyone should! If I spent hours doing a hobby like playing video games then yeah I probably wouldn’t feel great about that.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
No, because I have a job and provide income for our home, so I reserve the right to do what I want to in my free time.
Post # 7
I totally get what you mean. I’m self employed so I literally could *always* be working if I wanted to. I try to make it so that my hobbies are profitable (writing ebooks, selling things online, etc) but I feel like that isn’t the right way to go about it but I can’t relax! I really wish I could. I think part of this comes from my parents. I’m with you OP.
Post # 8
The guy i dated prior to my DH was all about work. His family was all about work. This guy was afraid to do anything besides work.
The feeling was, if you were not working you were not making money.
Sometimes in the back of my mind, this notion comes to me (especially when I am doing stuff related to hobbies) and i feel bad…..
Post # 9
I also feel guilty if I spend the whole day on the internet or watching TV. My real hobbies don’t make me feel guilty, unless I am procrastinating doing something important.