Dad – You Need A Hobby!


There’s nothing harder than trying to find something to do to wind down.

Not only do you need to find the time for something else in life outside of work and family, but you also have to work out what you want to do. As a parent, there’s often not enough time to yourself, and while mothers are frequently lectured on self-care, fathers are not lectured in the same way. And yet, dad needs a hobby, too!

Everyone needs a way to have fun, and with that, we’ve put together five hobbies that you could get involved in today and start doing something more productive with any spare time that you may have. 

  • Play An Instrument

It doesn’t matter how old you are; there are always benefits to learning how to play a new instrument.

Not only does it serve as an escape, but it benefits both the mind and the body, allowing you to have a much better social life and creates a great sense of achievement. Whether you want to smash out your frustrations on the drums, or you want to learn the elegance of playing the piano, playing an instrument can be a fantastic adventure.

  • Learn A Language

There are plenty of languages the world over, and now that we are blessed with technology, we can download apps and games and learn how to speak them!

Learning a language not only does you better in your career, but it gives you an element of mystery when you decide to travel the globe. Learn the local tongue of a new country, and you are going to be able to immerse yourself in new cultures.

  • Work On Your Car

You might not be up there with the racers of the world, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t buy Fox Shocks awesome accessories for your car.

You can work on your vehicle and feel like you’re getting somewhere with learning about how the car works, and still feel like you’re spending time relaxing. There’s nothing better than knowing that your hands kept your vehicle running, and it’s a great skill to have mastered, too!

  • Get Lifting

Fitness focus gives you the chance to work on your physique in a way that makes you exude confidence and look more attractive and feel fantastic all at once.

You can be less cranky, less irritable, and have far more energy, too! Not only that, but you’ll be purposely working on extending your life; the fitter you are, the more your body has to recover faster and feel good.

  • Model Building, Anyone?

You don’t have to be a builder to be able to make something look good.

Model building is often with wood and sticks, and you can find plenty of model packs for airplanes and other vehicles, too. There’s something so soothing about building something made of materials and watching it come to life.

A hobby can change your life, give it a positive spin, and allow you to feel great. Why not figure out your hobby today?

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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