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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

7 Tips To Find Time For Hobby

Wikipedia defines hobby as an activity or interest that is undertaken for pleasure or relaxation, often in one's spare time. Now as a workingmother and business woman and wife, I know this almost seems impossible.  But having a hobby is important. It allows us time for ourselves to relax, to reveal a gift or talent, and to network.  With  a hectic lifestyle, it is important to have something that you can do for you.

Here are some ways that can help you find the time to fit in a hobby into your lifestyle:

1. Discuss your dilemma with your family: I took out the time to discuss with my husband the need for me to be able to spend some hobby time so he and other members of my family can help me with the house chores and taking care of my toddler.

2. Schedule Hobby Time: This I started to practice this year with the help of my coach.  First, map out your regular schedule and see where you have 30 minutes or more and block that time out for your hobby.  My motto is schedule schedule schedule.  Make everyone aware of your schedule.

3. Create a  project plan: So now you have a schedule of when you plan to invest time in your hobby. What are you planning to do? How many hours will it take you to complete this project? What are the tools or supplies you need for this hobby project? What books do you need to read? Plan out your requirements and completion date for your project.

4. Find Hobby Spot: Find a place in your home that you can store your hobby supplies and immerse yourself in your hobby. If it is gardening, arrange all your gardening tools in one location. Find a spot where you will plant either in pots or outside.

5. Include your family: Sometimes it is difficult to have time alone for hobbies. Maybe you can include your child or children and find a hobby that everyone can enjoy and particpate.

6. Trade child care time: If you need child care support, this is a good time to trade with a friend/neighbour on child care and ask for help.

7.  Throw a Hobby Party - When all fails, throw a hobby party. Everyone will have a blast so will you. You may not throw a hobby party but it will give you the satisfaction of creating or doing something for yourself!

Hope this helps.


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