I love a side hustle. My hobbies -- blogging, podcasting, making comedy videos, even tweeting -- have all become my job. I even contributed to a book called The Hustle Economy: Transforming Your Creativity Into a Career. So believe me when I tell you: Your hobby is also allowed to be completely useless.
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Winston Churchill was known as a great many things -- UK Prime Minister, writer, orator. What you might not know is that he was also a painter. He didn't take up the hobby until he was in his 40s, but it became such an integral part of him that he even wrote a book about it -- Painting as a Pastime. It details his love affair with the craft and how greatly it enriched his life.
Whether you want to rediscover an old pastime or take up a new one, here's why you should consider doing something creative. It's time to find yourself again and reignite your drive.
We all have goals. Some might be career orientated, others may involve learning a new hobby or reigniting an old one.
It can sometimes be hard to achieve them. Maybe you're too busy ("Down time? What's that?") or find it difficult to get started. Perhaps motivation becomes a problem after you get started.
The excuses stop now -- you can find time if you really want something to happen. And we're here to help.
I shoved my phone in my husband's face to show him a picture I'd taken of the New York skyline. "It's good, right?" I asked, way too proud of myself because, frankly, it was not good. "Well," he said. "Imagine how good it would look if you knew what you were doing." I rolled my eyes but took him up on his offer to teach me about exposure.
iOS: We all know that golden hour is the hour before sunset and the hour after sunrise when lighting is great for photography. There's a bit more nuance to it than that, and this app helps photographers optimise golden hour to get the best possible pics.
Getting into a routine and building rituals for yourself is good for you, but if you want inspiration for personal growth, challenging yourself to always be a rookie at something -- whether it's a new hobby, a skill, a language or academic subject -- is a great place to start.
In this week's KIQ, employers want to know about your extracurricular activities. But that doesn't mean you should wax lyrical about your love of baking.
I don't really enjoy vegging out on the couch. I am paradoxically curious about everything, but quickly get bored when my brain isn't engaged. I always need to be doing something. So, instead of staring at yet another screen when I come home, I've finally found a perfect balance of engaging and relaxing for my evenings.
After a long day at work, you might feel like you're too tired to tackle passion projects, but they won't get done otherwise. We've offered a few ways to stay productive after your workday, but the "20 minute rule" combines two of them -- getting started right away and committing to working on a project for a certain (but reasonable) amount of time.