Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on the Military Spouse Advocacy Network website.
On average in a month, how much time do you devote to doing something you love? What does your overall wellbeing look like when you have the time to do your activity versus when you do not? Studies have shown that engaging in a hobby for even two hours a week can significantly improve your mental wellbeing! (BMC Public Health)
Hobbies can take many different forms. Despite your hobby of choice, all people with consistent hobbies have a few things in common: they enjoy what they do which makes putting in the time, effort, and energy a breeze. Here are 3 hobbies to get you started and assist you in discovering what you love!
They say you get a euphoria after running, right? Getting routine physical activity is a great way to meet people, but also helps you to manage your mental wellbeing. Here are some ideas to help you enjoy physical activity as a hobby:
Do you know someone that is amazing at all things DIY? Artistic expression is another hobby type that builds skill and keeps your mind fresh. Here are some hobby ideas if you prefer the arts:
Do you enjoy helping other people? Volunteering is not only a great way to assist people in your area, but also helps you grow your network. As a military spouse, there are many organizations you can get involved with, such as:
Happy hobby finding!
The Military Spouse Advocacy Network (MSAN) has a mission to create stronger military families through education, empowerment, and support. MilHousing Network is proud to work in partnership with MSAN to help military families PCS better. To learn how MSAN can support you visit https://www.militaryspouseadvocacynetwork.org/.