Are you someone who is looking for something to fill some of your free time? We understand that as a mom your free time is pretty limited, and the things that you choose to fill it with are special to you. It’s not easy when you don’t have anything of your own to do, which is why we strongly encourage you to find something asap. It’s not a race, though; it has got to be something that you enjoy because you enjoy, not because you have forced yourself to do so.

The good news is that if you’re stuck with all of the options, you’re in the right place. We’ve created a list of different things that you can try and consider, ensuring that you get a well-rounded experience. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of these hobbies and why we think that they are good choices for anyone. Keep reading if you would like to find out more.

Reading

The first thing that we’re going to be looking at is reading. Now, for some reason people don’t seem to classify reading as a hobby, but it definitely is one. So, if you’re a little worried about whether or not it is one, just focus on whether or not you like it. Don’t worry about the label and what other people think, just focus on whether reading is something that you think you would enjoy doing regularly in the future. 

The reason that we think reading is one of the best hobbies out there, and why we recommend it for you is because for those people who can get into it, it’s absolutely magical. When you open a book, and you get drawn inside the world, falling in love, feeling the disgust, and generally feeling all of the emotions of the characters, you will understand what we mean. You will be able to live so many different lives as a reader without ever having to leave the comfort of your home if you do not want to.

Sport

If you want something that is a little more active, then you can look into taking up a sport. There are many sports out there for you to choose from, so you’re going to have to narrow it down quite a lot. Think about the sports that you know you like, and the ones that you know you would like to try. From there, you need to see if there are any clubs or teams near you that you can join, because you can’t play a sport without a team, unless it’s an individual one of course. 

Doing your research into the various sports is a great way to start figuring out which one might be best for you. However, we do also need to say that some people have found the sport that they fell in love with in the most unlikely place. It might be an uncommon sport that makes you happy, or it might be something that you never thought you would like. That’s why you have to be open to trying new things, or else you simply might miss out.

Yoga

Have you ever thought about taking up yoga? When you think of yoga, we bet that you think of middle-aged moms who are trying to relive their youth. The reason that you think this is because this is how it has been portrayed in the media, in movies and so on. It’s not a bad thing per se, but it might put some people off getting involved as they think that it’s not really for them. It is for you though, it’s for everyone. 

Yoga is a great way to relax at the end of the day, or a great way to get you feeling refreshed for the day to come. It’s up to you when you want to do this, but it will have fantastic benefits either way. It might be hard to get into as there are many different ways you need to move your body, some of which are uncomfortable when compared with others. But, you will get used to it if you push through, and we promise that it’s worth it if you can!

Games

If you’ve never been much of a gamer in any sense of the word, then you might find it a little hard to believe that this could be a hobby for you. Even so, it still might be worth giving it a go. When you think of gaming, your mind probably jumps straight to a console of some sort and a shooting game or a driving game, right? Well, they are not the only types of games available for you to try.

You might be someone who likes these games, or you might be someone who prefers to play games like mahjong online. Perhaps you will fall in love with puzzles such as crosswords or sudoku, or anything else that falls under the gaming category. You have to be willing to try new things to know whether or not you enjoy them, and the various types of gaming are no exception.

Collecting

Have you ever thought about collecting a specific thing in all its different variations? If not, does the idea appeal to you now that we have said it? If it does, and something jumps to mind straight away, that’s fantastic. That means that you have got a niche interest that you love enough to want to dedicate a whole load of time to it. Some of the most common collections that people have are coins and stamps, but you can do this with whatever you want.

The only thing that we want to say about collecting is that it can become quite expensive over time. On the same page though, if you do ever decide to give up collecting, you might have a collection that is worth a decent chunk of change.

Knitting/Crocheting

If you’re quite a creative person, then you might decide that knitting or crocheting is the best option for you. It’s a little different to arts and crafts because of the materials that are being used and the different techniques that you need to learn. Many people like knitting and crocheting because they can make things like blankets or clothing for the people they love. For those who become more advanced, you can even make little toys for kids if you want to.

It might take a little while to get into this and that’s okay, but once you manage to get your head around things, it will be easier we promise. The learning part can be quite tricky, and it’s okay to struggle here because it makes it all the better when you do finally start creating things that you are proud of.

Arts

Arts are a fantastic creative outlet for people who want a hobby and struggle to express how they are feeling. Now, we want to say that you do not have to be good at art to have it as a hobby, okay? A lot of people think that they need to be creating masterpieces in their spare time, but it doesn’t matter. As long as you are enjoying the process, as long as you are feeling good while you are painting, and there’s either a smile on your face or you are enjoying it, that’s all that matters. You could create something that looks horrific, but who cares? Who’s going to see it?

You can learn technique over time, but you can’t learn the passion and the emotion that you pour into your artwork.

Makeup

The final thing that we’re going to put on this list is makeup. Some people take up makeup as their hobby because they love the way that it makes them feel. Learning to blend different colors and being able to transform a face from one thing to something that looks completely different is an amazing feeling. Of course, you have got to start where everyone starts, which is at the bottom, and learn the basics. Understand blending, understand the different colors that work with different skin tones, and so much more. 

Work out which brands are best for you, and work out which ones you like the best. There are plenty of options, so you’re never going to run out of new things to try.

Gardening

Gardening can be a fun and rewarding hobby, especially if enjoy the fruits of your labor by sharing the bounty with friends and family. Gardening is a good hobby to take up because it can help boost self-esteem by providing a sense of accomplishment, stimulates your brain and can improve heart health by reducing stress and providing physical exercise.


We hope that you have found this article helpful and now see the importance of finding a hobby that you can fall in love with. It’s not about finding something that you mildly enjoy or something that you don’t mind doing every now and then. It has to be something that you fall in love with and find yourself thinking about regularly. We know that there are a lot of different options for you to consider, so take your time going through them until you find the one for you. There is nothing wrong with a little trial and error, so keep that in mind.