Hobbies you started that helped you stay sober

Recently realized how important having hobbies is. What is time when you have nothing to do with it?

Im not one who likes to sit still, unless it’s being on my phone, watching a movie, or reading😂 but I want some new ideas on how to waste time… what have you all been doing lately with your free time to remain sober???

Lately I’ve started:
Reading
Gardening (flowers mostly, some veggies)
Puzzles
Walks
Learning piano
Baking

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Your list is great!
To it, I’ll add:
Listening to audiobooks while cleaning the house.
Watching cooking shows, and trying new dinner recipes.
Coloring intricate mandala books with my kids.

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Krav Maga and riding a bike

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Riding a bike is a superb idea :nail_care::heart: thank you

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:face_holding_back_tears::face_holding_back_tears::heart::heart: thank you Vanessa

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Reading, meditation, online classes

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Working out
Walking the dog
Self care

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Baking was and still is on my hobby list. I really got into exercise also which is great for my mental and physical health. I also enjoy beading… making dreamcatchers specifically. Cleaning isnt a hobby but i really enjoy doing it to take up time

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Cleaning IS a hobby :nail_care::nail_care::heart::heart: love it. Thank you lady :heart:

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I taught myself how to cook from scratch. I needed something to do on my days off when I got sober. Every meal I planned out. I read books, watched videos…turns out I became a great home chef.

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Photography, videography, painting and bait making.

Using my beer money to finance these hobbies was very helpful. Today I have a pile of cameras, painting supplies bait making supplies to show for it. It gave me a positive outlet to spend time I used to spend drinking.

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Amazing!! :heart: I’m now going to try and put that money I would’ve spent on addiction, on my hobbies as well. Thank you so much Jason :pray:

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Cooking from scratch is such a good idea. Plus, it takes longer so it’ll keep my mind busy!! Thank you friend :heart::pray:

The meal planning and research was so much fun. Learning how to blend spices, knif cuts, all of it was great

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