Avoid the burnout: 8 hobbies to reignite your creativity

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As we move through our 20s and 30s, we dive into our careers and family life often with a focus on checking off key milestones as we go. We focus on moving up at our dream company, or building our own. Over time, the answer to “What do you do?” morphs from our hobbies into our resume. Quickly our career becomes our identity, and our creativity only utilized as necessary at work.

We’re big believers in hard work and hustle, but being “busy” shouldn’t be a rite of passage to prove your worth. Hobbies outside of your career are important for personal growth not only to unwind from work, but also to keep your mind sharp and open to new ideas.

From baking to ancestry, we’ve rounded up eight of our favorite ways to invigorate your creativity no matter what your interests and skill set.

1. Collaging

We all spend so much time digitally pinning, saving, and liking images, but it’s easy for that to become a passive activity as you scroll through endless feeds of photos. Creating collages, whether pinned on an inspiration board or pasted in a notebook, is an easy way to tap into what resonates with you. Beautiful interiors, adorable dogs, and swoon-worthy shoes can live side by side in an inspiring (and ever-changing) moodboard.

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