Acting, blogging, coloring, dance lessons, golf, photography, writing…
Whether you are a career woman or stay at home mom, empty nester, single or married. At 50+ you are looking to add a little fun, new activities, something outside your comfort zone a new skill or something to help you relax.
Hobbies can be a great way to unleash your potential, a great way to revisit your past, improve your memory, and add exercise to your schedule.
A blog is a website where you can share your thoughts, ideas, and experience with others. You can communicate with people from different countries, and dig deeper into topics that interest you. It is a great way to capture and share your thoughts on experiences over 50, favorite books, health, travel, careers, life!
Coloring books for adults have really become popular in the past 10 years. Turn off the TV, put down your phone and color! Pick up up a finely sharpened colored pencil and begin shading in an illustrated image from your childhood. Adult coloring books may not technically speaking be therapy but they can help with relaxation, concentration, and reduce anxiety.
Dancing is great for so many reasons. It’s fun, it’s sexy, and if you learn like me plenty of laughter. But probably the biggest bang for the buck is the exercise because it does not feel like your typical workout. Its social-look for a group in your area or invite a friend or partner to join to join you. Dance is great for the mind, remembering routines and the peace movement brings, and its great for the core, you don’t realize all the muscles you’re using when you dance.
Many of you know that during the pandemic I learned to play golf and it quickly became my favorite hobby. It has taught me patience and humility, it’s been a great way to connect with strangers, spend quality time with my son & friends, and made me step way outside my comfort zone ! It is not an easy game to learn:)
This is something on my list to learn and perfect. Yes I use my phone to capture moments with friends and day to day activities. But as my son upgraded his camera collection he gave me a fabulous but complicated DSLR that used properly would take really really stunning travel photographs.
According to writer Joseph Epstein, “81 percent of Americans feel that they have a book in them”. But writing can be blogging, journaling, poetry. It is a great mental exercise, it can help recover memories, put life’s events into perspective, create clarity and reduce stress. Whether you are looking to get published or just enjoy writing for personal reasons writing can have healthy life benefits.
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