McCoy & Hiestand Attorneys at Law

By Jon E. Lewis

Do your family or friends have hobbies that you think look fun? What could be better than taking up a hobby that your family and friends are passionate about? If your spouse regularly participates in an activity, ask him/her if you can tag along. If your friend is an avid kayaker, see if she might show you how to join in. Think of a hobby that you and your kids can do together. What could be better than spending quality time with family doing something you all love to do without stress?

  1. Take stock of your history. What did you do before you entered your career? When you were a child, did you play sports or collect coins? Take an hour out of your day and think about your life starting as a child and continuing through high school, college and before your current job. Write down what you enjoyed doing during those times and concentrate on how thinking about those things made you feel. If you miss it, maybe there is something that will correlate to a hobby you can practice today. For example, did you play in the woods as a kid? Maybe you would like to start hiking. Do you miss your bicycle? Maybe you would like to take up road cycling or mountain biking.
  2. Do your family or friends have hobbies that you think look fun? What could be better than taking up a hobby that your family and friends are passionate about? If your spouse regularly participates in an activity, ask him/her if you can tag along. If your friend is an avid kayaker, see if she might show you how to join in. Think of a hobby that you and your kids can do together. What could be better than spending quality time with family doing something you all love to do without stress?
  3. What do you dream about? When you are sitting in your office daydreaming, what do you dream? Do you dream of being outside on water? Do you think about hunting or fishing? As your mind wanders, be intentional and write down where it’s wandering. That might lead to a hobby you love. If you are constantly saying to yourself, “I’d really like to learn to play guitar, but I just don’t have the time,” make the time. Put it on your calendar so that it becomes part of your day. Once it becomes a habit, you have your hobby. We dream about what makes us smile and what we are passionate about. Listen to yourself, take a self-assessment and follow those dreams.
  4. Do you say to yourself that you need to exercise more or lose weight? These are the perfect reasons to find a hobby. If you find the right hobby, your mind will be on the activity and not eating or sitting around doing nothing. Running, cycling, swimming, tennis, softball, etc. are all sports, but they are also hobbies unless you are a professional. Not only will they allow you to get away from your job, but they can also help you reach your fitness goals. Find one you like and lose that weight.
  5. Research. In this day and age, research is the easiest of the five. There are books galore on the subject, and the Internet can provide you with hundreds of options. Get online and search for hobbies. Pick one that sounds interesting and go for it. If you don’t like that one, try another.

Once you find a hobby you like, it will change your life. You will have something to look forward to. You will be more relaxed and energized at work. And, you might even make a few friends in the process.

 

© 2014
MCCOY, HIESTAND & SMITH, PLC
| THE DREAM TEAM
Court costs and case expenses will be the responsibility of the client only if we win or settle your case.

STAY CONNECTED WITH US: