You Don’t Have To Be Any Good At Your Hobbies

Hustle culture is everywhere at the moment, elevated by the pandemic. You know how to knit? You should start an Etsy shop selling hand-knitted plushies. You enjoy painting? You need to sell your art and make a profit. Along the way, we seem to have lost the idea of doing our hobbies just for fun. Often that then comes with losing the joy in doing said hobbies, especially if you don’t feel your skills are up to par.

The thing is, you do not have to be any good at your hobbies. You can just do them because you enjoy them. Do you want to try pottery but think you’ll be awful at it? Perfect, try it out and display whatever comes out of it. The worse the outcome, the better – it’ll bring a smile to your face anytime you see it. 

Modern work culture loves the idea of “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” The thing is, if you turn everything you love into work, you’ll be working every single day of your life. Anything that is connected to money comes with frustrations. It’s just the nature of it – things don’t come to plan, you make mistakes, you lose money. You need to be able to step away from work and do something just for fun. Just for the sake of it. That’s truly what a hobby is meant to be.

I want to encourage you to have at least one hobby that is not connected to your financials in any way – at all! Not even on social media or the Internet. Just do it for fun, because it brings you joy. You may be crap at it – honestly, even better. It forces you to do it for the sheer joy of doing it.

You don’t have to monetise your joy. True joy is priceless by default!

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