Post # 17
Go to the gym! I too needed a hobby and aside from the normal treadmill and weights session I was normally doing, I decided to try fun new workout classes. I take weight lifting classes, kick boxing, sports cardio, etc etc. Ive been hearing a lot of good stuff about the Xtend Barre classes. I love the classes because not only am I seeing gains both physically and mentally, I am making tons of new friends!
Post # 18
I second volunteering. Do you have a local animal shelter? They can always use extra help. I’m not much of a help… my usual day off involves future wedding planning mostly, then cleaning, baking, and taking care of the pets haha. When the weather warms up perhaps you could take up gardening? My mom finds it very therapeutic
Post # 19
Volunteering! I foster for a rescue here but before that I would just go to events anf help out whether it was manning a table or just walking one of the dogs around. If you aren’t big into animals I am sure there are always other places looking for volunteers.
Post # 20
If you loved doing your own wedding projects, maybe you can re-do some of the ones you did, and sell them on etsy? Would give you something to do, AND you could make a little side money.
I most recently [aside from the DIY wedding projects], have taken up making my own lipgloss & sugar/salt lip scrubs. I really wanted something organic, and I plan to sell some of them at my work on consignment.
Post # 21
I have the same issue. My Fiance has plenty of hobbies to keep himself busy, but it seems that I wind up in the same routine each night. I do work out as soon as I get home from work, and I enjoy reading, but otherwise it seems like I always wind up back watching tv, laying around, being bored, then eventually just go to bed. I feel like I need a hobby that gives me something to work towards…accomplishing some sort of goal. The trouble for me is that I am NOT very crafty…if at all. So a lot of arts/crafts/creative-type hobbies are not of much interest to me. I’d like to find something a bit more out of the box. My Fiance has told me to try knitting or crocheting several times, and I’ve thought about it, but still not quite sure that would hold my attention for very long.
Post # 22
As PP have said, I would also like to recommend knitting/crocheting! It’s fun to make different scarves, hats, blankets, etc. When I’ve made all I need for myself, I’m going to knit scarves and hats for homeless shelters. (It gets really cold here) and every winter Michael’s usually has something on where you can knit/crochet little squares and they will collect donations to make a blanket.
There’s always something to make!
Post # 23
@krex: check out meetup.com!
Post # 24
@krex: Do you have a farmers market near you? You could make stuff and sell it there! I ran a farmers market for a few years and people loved all the crafty things. You could do a mixture of baked goods and crafts and it would give you plenty of leeway to be creative. Most farmers markets are also a “come if you want” thing so if you don’t have time one week to do things then you don’t go.
Post # 25
I have the same problem but like most my hobby and time is consumed by wedding things, for now. I am however considering going back to breeding betta fish. I did it once and I’d like to do it again just to see what happens. I’ve already started looking into buying more betta fish (I only have one female) and making that kind of a hobby. There arn’t any pet stores around here and I think if all things go well I could probably sell them too! 😀
Post # 26
@krex: paint your kitchen! Just go to the store and get whatever color (not white!) that grabs your attention. Once you get it painted, you’ll realize the curtains don’t match, so make new ones. With the new paint and curtains you’ll realize you need a rug for in front of the sink and start googling how to make a braided rag rug, once you get the rug done you’ll want to change out the light fixture….
Post # 27
@krex: I find joy in furnishing/refurnishing and decorating our house.