Lately, I’ve been realizing an important truth for my life: I need a hobby. For the first time in a very long time, I can say that work’s good. I spend a lot of time thinking about my work, watching courses, reading books, and producing paid and passion projects. But at the expense of work, my life needs some attention. As a driven creative entrepreneur, how can I embrace a hobby without the natural desire to turn it into a business opportunity?
Five ways to make time and space for a hobby as a creative entrepreneur:
- Pick something you’ve always been interested in and take an introductory course at an art space, continuing education organization, or even online course.
- Schedule time on your calendar for your hobby in the frequencies that make sense for your life.
- Make it fun.
- Allow your mind to engage with the hobby without worrying about work.
- Develop friendships around your hobby.
Bonus Tip: Make a Bucket/Hobby List!