There is more to life than macros and metcons. Growing a love of health and wellness is a great hobby to have, but what other buckets could you be filling? I am talking about non-exercise focused hobbies and how we can utilize them to grow and challenge ourselves.
A non-exercise hobby is just that, it is not centered around fitness. Activities like walking, biking, swimming are all exercise focused hobbies. To be clear, I am in no way discouraging fitness hobbies. I am however challenging you to grow and find hobbies to flex that big brain muscle of yours! They let you be creative and de-stress without exertion. Now I said creative, that doesn’t mean you have to be good at it. For example, I like to paint, I am TERRIBLE at it but I enjoy it so I do it.
Recently, I have taken up harder to kill plant care. I say harder to kill because I generally do not have a green thumb, I either over water or forget to water plants and kill them. Succulents and air purifying plants have made a good introduction into plant care for me and require very little maintenance. It started with plants out of the clearance section at Lowe’s and snowballed from there. Taking the time to slow down and learn about orchids, succulent and other plants has let me tap into a part of my brain I didn’t realize was there. This week your challenge is to dive into a new hobby, or try out a few new ones and see what you like.
Here are a few ideas:
Drawing or painting
Refinishing or Repurposing furniture
Beach Clean ups
Let me know how the hobby adventure goes!!!!
Coach B's hobbies include hedgehog collecting and sweet potato sampling.