You Don’t Have to Turn Your Hobby Into Side Hustle

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We live in a time where staying busy and hustling are often valued more than personal time and time to rest. While we all can agree that money is important and can get us so many amazing things, not everything in life should be about money, and this is especially true for your hobbies.

You don’t have to feel obligated to turn your favorite hobby into a side hustle if you don’t want that, no matter how good you’re at it. People have hobbies for various reasons; some pick up group hobbies in order to meet new friends, others want a way to relax and recharge after a long way, and some are, in fact, looking for a way to earn extra money. All these options are great and you should feel good about your choice no matter what you do. But we just wanted to point out that not all hobbies are meant to be turned into side hustles and that it’s completely okay to keep them to yourself.

Having a hobby that’s nothing more than simply a hobby is a good way to boost your mood, relieve stress, and help you feel more satisfied in life. The second you try to turn it into a business it becomes an obligation, something that brings you additional stress and worries, and probably something you don’t enjoy as much anymore.

We have nothing against both options, but ask yourself what is it that you really want to do with your beloved hobby.