Empty Nest Moms

Our "Senior" Empty Nesters! => Being a "Senior" Empty Nester! How does it feel? => Topic started by: Gerri on August 20, 2018, 09:30:23 AM

Title: Picking up new hobbies
Post by: Gerri on August 20, 2018, 09:30:23 AM
Hi everyone!  :tinypinkflowers:  I have posted here before about exercising and I realized that I have being unsuccessful in trying to find a new hobby. I used to enjoy reading, but for some reason it just makes me uneasy, I can't find the time to read a book. Or, I don't MAKE the time to read a book. I am looking for new hobbies, something you can do and start when you're over 70.
Title: Re: Picking up new hobbies
Post by: ava on August 21, 2018, 12:26:59 AM
I do exercise regularly except that over the past few months, this hasn't been the case. I know that I am the one responsible for all the laxity, always finding excuses. Reading and watching documentaries have become my newest hobbies and as you say, it is almost always about making/creating time.
Title: Re: Picking up new hobbies
Post by: MerryMe on August 25, 2018, 10:52:26 AM
Watching documentaries is what I like to do if I'm not reading a book. Walking around the garden, if you have one, is a good exercise. We can also visit or invite friends so we can spend time chatting about our past experiences.
Title: Re: Picking up new hobbies
Post by: Katy on August 26, 2018, 06:13:41 AM
I really enjoy knitting. I only know how to do the basic stitch, but it allows me to make scarves. I can do it while I'm watching television, too. I love to read, but I find it hard to focus sometimes. Maybe you could try an audiobook.

If you'd like to exercise, maybe you could try a gentle or low-impact exercise program like yoga or water aerobics.
Title: Re: Picking up new hobbies
Post by: Joann on August 28, 2018, 04:13:15 AM
I enjoy walking or doing puzzles, depending on my energy level. If you have some friends to do things with, you can do little outings like go shopping or go out for a small lunch. I always enjoy getting out as much as I can.
Title: Re: Picking up new hobbies
Post by: Yosita on August 30, 2018, 10:59:20 PM
Baking is my favorite hobby. I love baking for my children and I still continue baking even now that they've gone to different places. I bake for occasions and sometimes for church outreach to homeless people.