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7 Hobbies to Try in the New YearCarve out time for yourself, mom!by Lou Velle Mariano .
Whether you are a mom who has a 9-to-5 job or a stay-at-home mom, it really is hard to find and make time for your own personal interests. But, as has been said time and again, you need to care for yourself too, so having a hobby is not a luxury but a necessity. It doesn’t have to be elaborate for as long as it will provide relaxation and happiness within you. Keep yourself from feeling drained and emotionally depleted by taking on some of these hobbies:
1. Blend and mix essential oils
You can learn how to blend and mix essential oils just by watching video tutorials online (or you can also experiment on your own, with caution). Before you do so, ask yourself first these three things: What kind of result do I want to have? Who will use it? Why do I need this blend?
2. Start a basic blog
If you are the kind of a mom who loves writing, then blogging is one of the things that you can be passionate about. It also allows you to express yourself by choosing your own topic, style and theme. Write based on your own perspectives and experiences and let others find inspiration through your work.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
3. Master at least 2 recipes each month
Not all dishes are created equal. As a mom who usually cooks for everyone at home, it would be good to learn new dishes, or finally attempt to make some that you are afraid to try. Challenge yourself!
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4. Be crafty with the things around you
Instead of putting away the things that you no longer needed, think of ways on how you can reuse and repurpose them. Get ideas from the internet, create stunning home decorations, and have fun while making them. You can also use this chance to bond with your kids by creating the crafts together.
5. Write a daily or weekly gratitude list
To help you reduce your stress level and gain new perspectives from the things that really matters to you, start writing a gratitude journal and plan a way on how you can maintain it. It may be difficult at first because it is another thing to remember on your to-do-list, but keeping a gratitude journal is surely worth doing especially on days that you feel blue. Reading them again will make you feel calm and more appreciative of life.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
6. Learn to use makeup
As a mom, you usually have the hardest and stressful days ahead of you. That’s why you deserve to feel great about the way you look no matter how long your to-do-list at the end of each day is. Putting on some makeup will help you feel refreshed and ready to face the day, whether you are going to work or dropping off your kids to school.
7. Create your own walking club
Create your own walking club together with your family and friends. Give yourself time to unwind and to enjoy the company of your loved ones even just a day each month. Choose a place or a park that is close to your home, or if you live far from each other, look for a central location where all of you can go and meet.