Updated: Oct 3, 2022
Feeling unfulfilled in your routine? Here's how to build a long-lasting hobby for sustainable joy!
You used to LOVE it. But now, not so much.
Was it running? Dancing? Cooking? Reading? Whatever the thing was that you found joy from maybe fulfilled the OLD VERSION of you. and now, as you evolve, grew and changed, what used to work maybe no longer has the same fulfillment. And that's is totally OK.
Welcome to this new 2.0 version of you!
Adulting can be hard and finding new ways to best serve this 2.0 version of you can be a bit daunting. Below, I've taken my except and feature in UPJOURNEY, alongside some other fantastic industry experts, and given you some tips and #ZenRageHeal process to help you get your hobbies!
As we forge ahead and evolve as adults, what we do to fuel our soul 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.
We are no longer kids pleasing our parents, living out their expectations, wanting to fit in with friends, etc. The most beautiful thing about being an adult on a search for something new is: we are in total control of what we add into our life.
Having said that, I would encourage anyone looking to try something new to embrace the following:
Tip #1 - Get Curious
Asking some deep and honest questions will help you tap in to 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 start looking into to it!
There are so many freelancers and content creators with incredible talents hosting things all around the world, from events, to music, to sewing, and more.
You can check out some local communities on Facebook or Eventbrite; there are always some interesting events people are hosting.
And, since this is 2022, we have the option to connect virtually! Again, sources like facebook events near me, Eventbrite also host lots of virtual events where you can connect with like-minded folks, start something new and even take music lessons. I mean, I did learn drums virtually, soooo...just saying.
Tip #2 - Get Clear
is important to get clear about what you want your new hobby to fulfill and how you want it to serve you. This is a real intentional approach to making sure you are making aligned choices that work for you, not ones that drain and add more stress to an already full life. Think about: 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?
Tip #3 - Take BADASS ACTION
This is the biggest way to find out about 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.
Just remember: You get to decide!
Nothing has to be permanent and you can change your mind, always and often. This is part of the process of staying in alignment with yourself and the person you are constantly evolving into.
AND, maybe you can even find a cool community of folks RIGHT HERE who are into the same stuff and looking for a buddy! Drop a comment below about new hobbies you are trying and stuff you are into....you never know who may want to accompany you on your next adventure!
Be well yall!