Rediscover Your Old Hobbies | Tips for Moms

When is the last time you made a hobby you love a priority? When you’re a busy mom and wife, you may not even remember. Not only is that not good for your health and well being, it also isn’t what you want to model for your kids. That’s why you need to make time to rediscover your old hobbies.

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I have always loved to scrapbook. When I was younger, I even treated my school planners as scrapbooks. They were full of photos, artwork, and ticket stubs. It was a way of preserving my memories as well as a creative outlet.

Now that I blog, I don’t have the time for it I once did. However, there are 2-3 crops that I attend every year. This means that I know that a few times a year now that I will get to spend 5+ focused hours on preserving those precious memories. The bonus is that the fees go to the local churches or schools hosting the crop.


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How to Rediscover Your Old Hobbies

If you find that your old hobbies have fallen by the wayside, I have some tips for you not only rediscover them but start making them a priority. This will improve your health and your life.

Hobbies will help you relieve stress (Psychology Today) along with a myriad of other benefits such as offering new challenges, helping you learn about yourself, and enriching your perspective (Develop Good Habits). Additionally, you are teaching your kids the importance of making time for and fostering hobbies in their lives as well.


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Schedule It

This is the way that I stay connected with my scrapbooking hobby. I pay for my crops as soon as they are available (sometimes months in advance) so that I have a financial investment to motivate me. They also go in my calendar as soon I know the specific date.

Not only does this ensure I get to stay connected to my hobby, it also keeps my from becoming resentful that I don’t have as much time for it. Make sure you schedule your hobbies to always fit them in.

Mix It Up

When you’re rediscovering old hobbies, it’s important to mix it up. Some hobbies you enjoyed before you got busy with mom life may not suit your personality anymore. Trying out multiple old hobbies helps you find one you truly love.

Do Some Research

Some aspects of your hobby may have changed over the years. Do some research beforehand to prepare yourself for these changes. For example, I used to love going to arcades. This was back when you had to turn your cash into tokens to play. (I think I even still have some tokens floating around my house from my favorite arcades.)

The first time I went back to an arcade and got a card, it was disorienting (and if I’m being honest, a little scary). What the heck are you supposed to do with a card? The same goes for many other hobbies so invest a little time in research before you go.


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Invest in It

Speaking of investing, once you find that an old hobby still fulfills you, it is worth it to invest some money in it too. Sometimes you will need to invest a little money upfront to rediscover you old hobbies.

For example, if you used to love bowling, you will need to pay to bowl and for shoe rental. If you love scrapbooking, like me, depending on how long it has been, you want to invest in acid free adhesive to protect your photos and a good cutting machine for easy embellishments and accessories. Investing in a crop is another way to invest in your hobby.

Get Social

Once you have tried a few old hobbies and know which ones align with your current interests, get social with them. Search Facebook or check out your local library boards for groups, leagues, classes, or events relating to your hobby. This is a great way to connect with others who share your hobby.


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With these tips you can rediscover your old hobbies and improve your health, help you get to know yourself better, and even help you find new friends. It’s never too late to rediscover hobbies and improve your life. Additionally, you will teach your kids to place importance on their hobbies which leads to happier, healthier kids that turn into happier, healthier adults.

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How to Rediscover Yourself After Marriage and Motherhood Series

  1. Introduction
  2. Why All Moms Need a Journal
  3. Determine Your Why for Self Discovery
  4. Find Your Cheerleaders
  5. DIY Positive Affirmation Cards
  6. Create Your SAHM Hierarchy of Needs
  7. The Hard Truth About Carving Out Me Time
  8. 5 Awesome Podcasts to Inspire Self Discovery
  9. How to Love Yourself First
  10. Stop Reacting to Life and Live Proactive
  11. How to Set and Protect Boundaries as a Mom
  12. How Moms Can Stop Being People Pleasers
  13. Why It’s Okay to Outgrow Relationships
  14. It’s Time to Break-up with Yourself
  15. Create a Mini Mom Oasis for Recharging
  16. Why Moms Should Date Themselves + How to Do It
  17. How to Get Your Free Time Back as a SAHM
  18. Turn Someday into Today
  19. Why You Should Throw Out Your Clothes
  20. Rediscover Your Old Hobbies
  21. How to Find New Hobbies You Love
  22. How to Create a Daily Self Care Routine
  23. Shut Down Your Negative Self Talk
  24. How a Haircut Can Help You Find Yourself
  25. Make a Bucket List You’ll Actually Complete
  26. Unique Alternative Ideas to Help You Find Yourself
  27. Why SAHM Need to Unplug Weekly
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  29. 10 Mom Date Ideas to Get Out of the House
  30. Embracing Your Weird as a Mom
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