Do you feel like you have too many hobbies and not enough time? Maybe you feel like you can’t focus on one thing and stick with that because you have too many hobbies and interests. What do you do when you want to do everything? Today I’m going to share with you some tips on what you can do if you’re faced with this problem.

We are alive during an incredible time in human history. Technology continues to grow exponentially and we are now at a point where there’s too much being thrown at us. We need this new gadget, this new gaming system, this cookware that will ‘revolutionize cooking’, and the list goes on. It’s impossible to not become interested in all of what’s happening around us; there’s no escaping it. And because there’s no escaping it, let’s embrace it and try to find ways to adapt so we can live a happy, stress-free life.

There’s nothing wrong with having a lot of interests and hobbies. Humans are creatures that love to learn. We can’t escape our biological makeup of continually striving for growth. With that being said, don’t feel badly about having many hobbies and interests. Don’t feel like you’re interested in too much or you have too many hobbies. You can have as many interests as you want, and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s a great thing that you want to keep learning. You should never stop learning! Remember, if you’re not growing, you’re dying.

Do you feel better about having all these interests now? I hope so. However, you might still be thinking that it’s a bad thing simply because you don’t have enough time to devote to all that you’re interested in. Or perhaps you simply can’t narrow your focus. If that’s the case, then what do you do?

First, you need to get clear on what is really important for you. What makes you the happiest and what makes the biggest difference in your life? What do these interests do for you personally? If you look at it like this, then your interests and hobbies become a lot easier to categorize and rank in order of importance.

It’s not that I think you should only pursue the interests that bring you the utmost joy. I think it’s fine to go down a rabbit hole and become really engrossed with one thing for a certain amount of time. It’s fun and doing so can even lead to a new passion you never knew you had before. But make sure that this habit doesn’t distract you from what’s really important.
When looking at your hobbies, also think about how they contribute to others. Giving back to others will make you feel incredibly grateful and happier overall.

This is not to say that you can’t have hobbies or interests that are just for your own pleasure. Think about it like this: you could love to play guitar but have no interest in putting music out in the world, but it’s something that you’re interested in and it makes you happy to do it. That’s wonderful! Sometimes just the act of you being at your best, at your happiest, is an act of giving. When you’re in a great state, your positive state will become infectious to other people. That’s why it’s so important to do what you love.

If you are feeling better about having all these interests but you’re still worried that you lack the time to pursue each one, make sure you check out my previous blog post in which I walk you through a goal-setting exercise aimed at tackling multiple goals at the same time.

What are some of your favorite hobbies? Leave a comment and let me know!

Author's Bio: 

Founder of Rooted Awareness, a company aimed at providing others with the mental resources and strategies to succeed.