Starting a New Hobby: My Own Journey
In January of this year I started on a new journey: Ballroom dancing. I’ve signed up for weekly one-hour classes to learn how to be a fabulous dancer.
Having focused so much of my time on work and my clients, I realized that I started feeling stale in my personal life. And as a life coach… my job is to guide clients to live a well balanced life just so they don’t get into that same position I just found myself in!
Most of my day and evening hours went towards working with clients, writing, planning my ongoing marketing strategy, preparing my workshops, and developing and tweaking a business model that is right for me.
I finally realized I didn’t take the time to have fun. Any fun I had was reading a new book. And while I LOVE to read… it did get a little boring… because it was all I ever did. I found I was lacking not only social stimulation… but my body was telling me to integrate some physical exercise into my routine.
It just so happened, that I watched a several movies in the weeks leading up to New Years all of which happened to have ballroom dancing in it… and my dream to become a ballroom dancer was born.
So I joined!
Now, coming home from each of my classes leaves me feeling rejuvenated and energized. I feel good about moving my body and I feel like I, as a person, am exciting again.
Going back to work on Tuesdays to the same old activities feels that much more exciting, even though I only added one new thing to my weekly routine.
What about you?
“Over time, it’s not the things that we do that we regret, it’s all the things that we don’t do that we regret the most.”~Bruno LoGreco
If you’re not starting a new hobby, and if you haven’t done anything new in a while because you’ve been dedicating your life to your career or family, I know you’re probably feeling somewhat uninspired and unfulfilled.
I agree with you, your career is important and your family even more so. But, if you’re feeling ‘stale’ you’re not offering your family or your job your very best. Your job and family will leave you feeling exhausted.
What are you doing to bring yourself back to life?
It’s up to you to make the choice of how you want to proceed in your life. And you keep making that choice each and every time you choose to do or not to do something new.
“Regret for time wasted can become a power for good in the time that remains, if we will only stop the waste and the idle, useless regretting.” – Arthur Brisbane