The fun and excitement of a hobby aren’t for only children or those without much going on. In fact, anyone at any age can have one. The biggest struggle with having a hobby is staying with it as things grow hectic, as it’s usually one of the first things you throw to the wayside. Thankfully, there are ways to acclimate to these changes without giving up your joys. Here are some helpful ways to stick to your hobbies in adulthood.

Find the Passion

Countless hobbies likely pique your interest, and the best way to stick with them as an adult is to do something you’re passionate about. If you live a constantly busy life, you may find that doing a hobby you adore is what you need at the end of a stressful day. It’s the perfect relaxant and de-stressor. Keep in mind that you don’t need to be familiar with this hobby. It can be something you haven’t tried before but have always wanted to do.

Set Time Aside

If your hobby requires a lot of attention, like model building, it might be a good idea to schedule time in your calendar to focus on it. Many fun hobbies for adults require keen focus as it puts one in an enjoyable flow state. When you are in this state, you tend to forget the time and can spend hours working on your hobby—that’s why it’s constructive to set time aside. You’ll know there’s a specific block of time for you to do your hobby, and it’s structured so that the time doesn’t get away from you.

Do It With a Friend

Sometimes our chosen hobby also happens to be something that our friends can join in on. For example, say you are investing in a community garden plot or taking knitting classes—ask your friend to join in for a couple of sessions. Doing a new hobby with a friend will help keep you accountable as you know they’re looking forward to spending time with you, making you less likely to cancel. Moreover, you can also use this as an opportunity to invite a new friend who you want to get to know better.