Hobbies

In order to stick by my stand to start enjoying Mondays I did what any self-respecting woman would do and I got a hobby. Mondays are perfect for organised and scheduled fun because no-one ever asks you to do anything because again they're vilified as days to survive rather than enjoy. I labour the point.
Nearly two years ago, I started practising yoga. I intended to write about how it has changed my parenting. On reflection
If your 9-5 job is simply a source of income and your real passion lies in what you do in your free time you're not alone. Here's how to make money from what you really love doing.
To some, "working from home" sounds idyllic or perhaps just plain cushy. No more commuting to work, no more dressing in clothes you wouldn't normally be seen dead in, no more chained to your desk till lunch time, no more irritating colleagues and most importantly, no more distractions.
I'm talking about passion. I'm talking about doing what you love and charging people money to do it. I know it sounds like a like a pipe dream, but it's not that uncommon. As you will see from this article, there are lots of ways you can do this for yourself.
We've all heard of that saying 'feel the fear and do it anyway'. It's emblazoned on every outdoor clothing company t-shirt from here to the surfing beaches of Southern California. But could adrenaline rushes actually be good for us? Some scientists seem to think so.
In the interests of research I decided to try adult colouring myself, and before I knew it I was a total convert: from intrigued sceptic to full on addict, here's what I've learnt during my colouring journey so far.
As human beings, we are more likely to become experts at the things we enjoy because doing them doesn't feel like 'work' and we unconsciously put a lot of time and commitment to it (these are formulas to be an expert at anything). With this in mind, I wonder why people do not make their hobbies their full time jobs and make lots of money out of it.
September's here and we're gradually returning from summer holidays refreshed and energised, with renewed motivation and enthusiasm for life! September is also traditionally a month for change, as the new academic year begins, as many people move city to start new jobs / degrees, and as the job market floods with new opportunities.
So, in a rare moment of feeling that I might - just might - have a valid contribution that helps my fellow writers, here's my tuppence-worth on how to be a better writer...