Hi I’m new almost 7 days and I need a hobby! Reading posts on this app doesn’t count. Neither does cleaning or laundry…or does it? I’d love to make cleaning a hobby but…1 thing at a time. Any suggestions? I’m a big gamer but that only goes so far. Don’t have a bike and never been to a gym. Thanks.
This thread has many great suggestions for you!
How old are you may I ask? Learn to play guitar or learn a new language. Since you don’t drive take up hiking.
36 stay at home mom 10 and 7 year old. Straight edge husband. Live in suburban area. I like the idea of art journal.
You can have some of mine. I have way too many.
I get you though because it’s the thing o highlight as the biggest risk to my sobriety, if I don’t introduce new interests in my life and feel the time is fulfilling I can get pissed off and then the feelings of “well what’s the fucking point” comes in
Hi in early recovery i would read lots of books about sobriety and did a journal of how I felt each day . It really helped me to keep focused on recovery. It’s great your have young children to keep you busy what about doing some baking with them something u can all do together that’s fun x
If you feel inclined toward something creative/artistic, get an art kit at Michael’s that has different materials in it. I got one with watercolorsand small paint tubes. I am not much of an artist but I love to create. I just dabble around with the colors and shapes. Or you could get adult coloring books and pens/pencil. It’s very therapuetic.
Yes baking is fun to do I myself bake like a fiend since in recovery. It ain’t all that bad getting to eat it either.
Start a playgroup for your younger child this way you can meet new people.
Try out different things till you find a hobby that works for you. I’m new to finding hobbies myself. I’m starting to get into knitting and crocheting. It keeps the hands and mind busy
You could try out something like yoga or sports in general. I know its difficult to start being active sometimes but if you look into it theres a lot of interesting sports that are a lot of fun. I personally hated sports all my life until I found aerial silk and circus acrobatics. Living an active life plays a big part in being healthy and I feel like theres really something for everybody