Finding Hobbies as an Empty Nester

The time has finally arrived. Your kids have made the transition into adulthood and they’ve flown the nest to start their own journeys in life. You most likely feel a strong sense of fulfilment and joy that you’ve given them the best start possible. But them feelings can sometimes be overcome with pangs of loneliness and sadness. The days of doing homework, going to soccer games, and cooking for a small army are over. Life will never be the same so it’s normal to have mixed feelings. It’s a good idea to look for the silver lining and make the most of having some time for yourself again. It’s the perfect opportunity to get back to doing the things you love and explore new hobbies you’ve never tried before. Don’t know where to start? We have the perfect list for you to work from.


Love to cook? Check your local area to see if there are any cooking classes running. If not, choose a different recipe to master each week at home. Buy some different cook books to get some variety in the dishes you try or why not use free resources like YouTube? You’ll soon have a list of delicious dishes to cook for the kids when they come home to visit.


Yes, you have time to relax again. Explore different ways to switch off and free your mind and body from the stresses of everyday life. Listen to new music. Learn to meditate. Try vaping some herbs if you haven’t tried it already. The Mighty Vaporizer by Storz & Bickel is one of the best on the market. Go for a hot bath each night and take your favorite book with you. Find what works best for you and make relaxing a priority.


Remember all those times you said you didn’t have time to work out because you had kids? That time has come to an end so why not give your body a new lease of life by taking up some form of exercise? Do what works best for you and choose an activity that you enjoy. Run, swim, cycle, climb mountains, go to a gym class or just throw on your headphones and get out for a long walk – the options are endless. Moving your body can also help you handle the stress of being an empty nester.


Now is the perfect time to broaden your knowledge base and learn something new. Have you always wanted to learn about computers? Do a course in your local area or sign up for online learning. Is there a language that you’d like to become fluent in? Download a language learning app and dedicate some time to using it each day. Perhaps you’d like to up skill in the hope of switching careers some day in the future? Now is the time to figure out what you want to do and sign up for a course that will give you the skills you need to be successful. And remember that you’re never too old to switch careers, meet new friends and start a whole new chapter in your life.

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