Wednesday, July 8, 2015

No Spend July Day 8: Minimal Hobbies

Hobbies can be a joyful way to spend your free time. The problem comes when we collect too much to truly get the benefit or joy. We get overwhelmed with storage and the ability to find what we need to do a project. That causes frustration and stress to steal from our joyful pursuit of creativity.

It takes time and effort but you can minimize hobbies and their supplies to bring back the joy. I suggest gathering all the supplies to create each hobby together individually so you can see what you have and know what is best to purge. You need to be sure that you don’t accidentally purge supplies that are needed to complete a project but you can purge extra unneeded items. Storing you supplies together for each hobby rather than separately is beneficial. If you’re using a hobby as a business or for extra spending money you may need more supplies than a normal hobbyist.

Do you have a hobby that is “minimal”? What is it? If you don’t have a “minimal” hobby what can you do to minimize your current hobbies? Please share your tips on keeping balance in your hobbies.

I have many hobbies but the ones that I've spent the most time on lately has been gardening, painting, reading, notebooking, photography, and writing. I've found that they all require minimal supplies. I do have lots of supplies for my other hobbies like paper crafting, sewing, and cross-stitch.

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