Adulting is hard. We all know it. But, one of the things that can make it a little easier is finding a hobby. A hobby can help you blow off steam, learn new things, and give you a sense of accomplishment.
You get to decide! The most beautiful thing about being an adult on a search for something new is that we are in total control of what we add to our life. We are no longer kids pleasing our parents, living out their expectations, wanting to fit in with friends, etc.
As we forge ahead and evolve as adults, what we do to fuel our souls may also need to evolve along with us. We are not the same, so what we like to do may also change to serve the person we are becoming.
Having said that, I would encourage anyone looking to try something new to embrace the following:
1. Get curious: What do you want to do?
Asking some deep and honest questions will help you tap into your inner knowing and that real version of you that may not often get to come to the party when there are professional lives that take up so much of the day.
What do you want to do? Plain and simple! If you are like, “I’ve always wanted to try rock climbing,” then do it!
2. Get clear: Clarify what you want your new hobby to fulfill
It is important to clarify what you want your new hobby to fulfill and how you want it to serve you. This is a real intentional approach to ensuring you are making aligned choices that work for you, not ones that drain and add more stress to an already full life.
What does it need to provide for you?
Is this about getting healthier?
Is this about being creative?
What do you need more of in your life?
How do you want to feel in this new hobby?
How will you know when it is working and not working for you anymore?
3. Take Badass Action This is the biggest way to discover yourself and keep growing and evolving with new experiences. The sense of independence, bravery, and accomplishment we can get by simply doing the hard thing we said we were going to do is a huge confidence boost that allows the experience in and of itself to be awesome. And who knows, maybe even a long-lasting hobby.
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The more you practice being mindful, moving your body and energy, the more you can continue to not just find things that you love, but be in the best alignment and version of you possible.