(Especially as a college student!)
Hobbies are great! They are something other than your regular obligations that you can do and enjoy. And depending on the hobby, they can provide you will cool stuff and handmade gifts for your friends and family! And the best part is that hobbies are for everyone. Even busy students!
Being a college student isn’t a walk in the park. There’s constantly something to study, an assignment due, or a class to attend. It can be stressful. Which is why students need something to do other than school and something they actually enjoy. By breaking up the monotonous routine of doing nothing but school, we actually make it easier for ourselves to focus on the material when we sit down to study.
Have you ever been several hours into a study session, only to realize you’ve re-read the same paragraph over and over? Or just can’t seem to focus? Then it’s time for a break. You need something that let’s your brain re-charge your student batteries, something that will make you happy and less stressed. The answer? A hobby or course!
“But I have no time for a hobby!”. You’re saying that you don’t have any spare time to do anything outside of school? You don’t take any breaks from studying? Ever? Somehow I doubt that. First rule of studying effectively is make sure you are taking breaks. A general rule is for every hour of studying, you need a 5-15 minute break. In those 5-15 minutes, you can get some serious hobbying done!
But first you need a hobby! Hobbies don’t have to be craft related, and the best part is that you can do whatever you want! Here are some ideas:
- Paper Crafting
- Jewelry making
- Working out
- Video gaming
- Watching TV
As you can see, many of these would be easy to do in a 15 minute break. For me, I love doing anything crafty. If you read my Mastering Your Side Hustle, then you know that I actually turned one of my hobbies (jewelry making) into a side hustle! If you are so inclined, you can check out my Etsy shop here!
I also recently took up sewing and quilting. I wanted to make pillow covers and some basic clothing for myself, and ended up trying my hand at making a quilt! While it took a ton of time since I only did a little bit each day, I now have a new quilt! It might be a little rough around the edges, but I can’t wait to do more for gifts and such.
I’ve also always been an avid reader, which if you probably know already if you read my Attention Book Lovers! post. I’m also looking into getting a Cricut at some point this year (probably for Back Friday), to make my own wedding invitations. Which sounds crazy, but have you seen how much invitations cost these days? And that doesn’t even include envelopes, thank you cards, inserts, or save the dates. It’s insane!
I priced it out, and it would actually be cheaper for me to buy a Cricut and all the stuff and make my own invitations. Plus, now I have a cool little machine that I can do all sorts of stuff with, like make planner stickers and dividers! Which if you read any of my recent planner posts, you know I love my planner and all the cool stuff I can use in it! So I’m actually pretty excited!
What are some of your hobbies? I’d love to hear!
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