"It literally just kept coming up in my clients and my consult calls with my friend and then I realized that there was a time too when I was like,"I need this", and I thought,"Why is it that at a certain time in our lives, we look for one", and was this really about photography or singing or puzzles or wine tasting or was it about something bigger?"
This week on Life Like a Boss, our conversation will revolve around hobbies. Specifically, regarding why so many successful women look for one or attempt a comeback at a hobby that they used to do.
What is this all about, why is there a concerted effort to find, keep, and be good at one, and do they truly play a significant part in our happiness?
“It's like we go through this phase of searching for a hobby. And so like I do with everything else, I just got curious about that, and I thought,”why is it that at a certain time in our lives, high achieving women are looking for a hobby? Was this really about photography or singing or puzzles or wine tasting or was it about something bigger?”
"What I've found is that most of us who are looking for a hobby as an adult, are doing so because we want to feel a certain way or recapture feelings that we had at the time of our life when we were regularly partaking in a particular hobby."
"My guess is that after working with dozens of successful high achieving perfectionist women out there, my guess is that it's the thoughts that you have about hobbies in general that are the real barrier. It's the real wrench in the works."
"It's like cognitive dissonance where you're like, I really, really, really want a hobby, and then the other side of your brain's going, hobbies are stupid and frivolous and take up too much time. It's like those two thoughts don't coexist very well. So figure out which is which."
"Cut yourself some slack and just remind yourself, some of your best, most inspired ideas came when you're not actually working. That's why people have such amazing ideas when they're in the shower or driving cause they're like usually not actively working on something. So their brain, their mind is allowed to kind of play, and it takes some of the pressure off. Hobbies can do this for you."
Whether it's a nosy neighbor or your delightful Ex-mother-in-law, people are gonna ask...
And now YOU will have the perfect answer!