Being a super busy mum doesn’t have to mean giving up all your hobbies and passions. These days, even exhausted mums can continue their pastimes from the comfort of their own living rooms once the kids have gone to bed. Here are five great ideas for hobbies you can try today.
photo credit – Jean Henrique Wichinoski
Forget fussing about what to wear or driving to the yoga studio on the other side of town. A growing number of health conscious mums are choosing to do online yoga classes, which are a great way to keep trim and supple. Depending on the type of yoga you choose, you could either wind down after a long hard day with deep breathing exercises, or you could re-energise yourself first thing in the morning with some sun salutations. Many sites offer monthly subscriptions, too.
Admit it – you once had a soft spot for Bingo. Or fruit machines. Or maybe even a spot of cards? Gaming for mums might be a taboo subject, but you shouldn’t let that stop you from indulging in your guilty pleasure once the kids are tucked up in bed. Online bingo sites, for example, are fun and they can even bring in some extra cash if you win big. If you fancy giving it a go on a reputable website you can claim your free sign up bonus here.
Writing a blog is a brilliant way for mums to publish their opinions and share ideas. It’s also a great way for you to write about your passion, whether it’s horses, water sports or health. And it’s easy, too. There are lots of free hosting sites out there with simple, user friendly blogging platforms. Give it a go – you never know, you might even make some money from it!
Have you ever had the desire to give back, but found it hard to commit to volunteering in person? Then e-volunteering is for you. Dedicating just a couple of hours a week to a worthy cause could help make a real difference to other people’s lives, not to mention give you that warm fuzzy glow that comes from doing something truly good. Consider some of these ideas:
- Help your local charity with their social media or newsletter
- Become an email pen pal for someone with a disability
- Tutor a disadvantaged student via Skype
The simple art of learning something is so enriching and can take your mind far, far away from some of the stressful tasks of a busy mum. Learning about something fascinating will provide you with some great conversation starters for your next dinner party. Even more importantly, you could discover a brand new career path or business idea. Online classes don’t have to break the bank, either. There are courses out there from university level right the way through to simple “how to” classes.
So, what are you waiting for? Try out your new hobby today!