The Joy Challenge: Day 2

The Joy Challenge: Day 2

Welcome to the Joy Challenge, Day 2! If you missed Day 1, find it here and the intro post here!

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
— Proverbs 3:5
Be still, and know that I am God.
— Psalm 46:10

We talked yesterday about finding joy in nature's seasons. Today we're going to talk about hobbies. 

As a child, I had so many hobbies. I was a little creative so I crocheted, embroidered, painted, rubber stamped, wrote stories, and read voraciously. I long to have that same focus and motivation today as an adult but I haven't been able to really start up a hobby or even sit down to read a book. I realized recently it's because I'm too distracted and pre-occupied with my grown-up responsibilities. Hobbies often don't make you money (sometimes they can, yay Etsy!) but often the only purpose they serve is relaxation and recharging. But I truly believe they are so important for our sanity and are an applicable way to "be still." It's a way to let go and trust God a little more, the opportunity to put your energy into something other than worrying about your past, present, or future. The other extreme is to devote too much time and money on some fun hobby at the expense of your responsibilities! Balance, always balance, ladies!

Everyone is so different and it may take you some time to figure out your hobby! Maybe you already know what it is but it's been a while since you've devoted a little time to it. Write down three things you would like to learn how to do in the next six months and chart a plan on how you're going to make at least one happen. 

Extra credit: comment below with your favorite current (or future) hobby to help inspire others!

Much love, Maegan

 

Here's a few ideas to get you started:

Hiking

(Note: Always, always, always go with a friend. I don't care how much you value your independence or how buff you think you are: your personal safety from the elements and from other people just isn't worth the risk).

Exercise: work it out!

Writing: stories or calligraphy 

Knitting, Crocheting, Embroidery 

Card making

Reading

Learning a musical instrument

Photography

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