Looking for a New Hobby? You’ll Love Today’s Video! | Hobbies for Older Women

Looking for a New Hobby? You’ll Love Today’s Video! | Hobbies for Older Women

One of the biggest joys (and challenges!) of getting older is having more time on your hands.

This increased flexibility allows you to explore your passions and spend more time with the people who matter. At the same time, it can leave some of us feeling a little lost for what to do.

So, today, I want o share one hobby that you may not have considered. I’d also love to hear how you are spending your time these days.

Join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat.

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Even though I am a huge fan of simplification, I do have my secret collections. Rocks, postcards, and crystals to name just a few! In a way, I think that simplification is about saying yes and not about shouting no.

If you take the time to remove the unimportant, you have more room for those little passions that make life worthwhile.

What are your hobbies? How do you spend your extra time these days? Do you collect anything? Let’s have a conversation!

Here is a link to the article that we discussed today: http://sixtyandme.com/collecting-the-best-hobby-for-women-over-50/

If you are looking for even more ideas for hobbies, here are 68 passions from your Sixty and Me sisters: http://sixtyandme.com/looking-for-a-new-hobby-here-are-68-surprising-ideas-from-your-sisters/

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  1. Tina Rousselle on March 27, 2022 at 7:05 am

    I know I’m not Sixty but my Mom is going to be 67 in 10 days and I can give some hobby ideas: Cake Decorating, Rock Climbing, Hiking, Jewelry Making, Knitting/Crocheting, Needlework(this includes Cross-Stitch and Crewel Embroidery, regular Embroidery, Needlepoint), body-building, Zumba, Basket Weaving, Diamond Art, Card Making/Scrapbooking, blogging, Thrifting, Repurposing items, Restoring/Re-Purposing Old Furniture and Antiques, Crossfit, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Junk Journaling, Interior Design, Art, Wine Tasting, Flower Pressing, Learn to Disc Jockey, Going to Concerts, Volunteering, Camping, Bowling, Learn Photography, Canning, re-selling stuff, mindfulness and meditation, Vision Board, Organizing and Decluttering, Baking, Travel, Hiking, Mosaic Art from Seaglass, Playing Card Games or Board Games or Video Games, Facebook Games, listening to music, Sketching, drawing, painting, Watching Movies, Watching TV, Adult Coloring, Reading(this includes Personal Development Books, True Story Books), Facebook/Instagram/TikTok, listening to Podcasts on Personal Development, etc…, Birdwatching, enjoying Nature, exercising(includes Biking), walk on the Beach, own a Pet because it’s very therapeutic or Foster Pets.

  2. Joan N on March 27, 2022 at 7:06 am

    Hi Margaret! Love this community! 😊. I enjoy collecting scarves, necklaces, and pins (brooches). I keep my clothing plain which allows me use these things that I love. 💕

  3. Julia Jenkins on March 27, 2022 at 7:08 am

    Not a collector, don’t like clutter, specially after my momma passed and no one in the family wanted her ‘collection’ 😕 I will purchase a vintage Christmas ornament if it’s in good shape and speaks to me

  4. Kathy Porcelli on March 27, 2022 at 7:08 am

    Just discovered you. What a great gal you are. So uplifting and so pretty. I’m 63 and new town my husband and i are living in. What state are you from? I’m in NewJersey.

  5. garland Fraley on March 27, 2022 at 7:09 am

    Looking nice,love your videos, lynn

  6. linda parsons on March 27, 2022 at 7:09 am

    Owls! Mostly tiny ones from porcelain, wood, shell, crystal, anything really! On a tour through Japan I became known in the group as the owl lady as I seemed to buy a few each day. So then we started having "owl of the day" every afternoon on the coach. It’s a beautiful collection I started it when I was about 10, now I’m 60. So many memories, especially some my mum bought me. They always remind me of her and bring me a smile.

  7. marlene McMillan on March 27, 2022 at 7:09 am

    Very lovely uplifting.video

  8. Darlene Dorgan on March 27, 2022 at 7:10 am

    I like all of your videos. I Used to collect spoons and thimbles.

  9. Roxann S on March 27, 2022 at 7:11 am

    Your necklace is beautiful!

  10. alevan1 on March 27, 2022 at 7:12 am

    I collect candles and face masks…:)

  11. Paperlover123 on March 27, 2022 at 7:12 am

    I ALWAYS have my eye out for paper products, stationery items, pens. I make journals and belong to several FB groups for this purpose. Hello to you from sunny south Florida! I just discovered you, and you are a lot of fun. Gonna check out your other videos!!!

  12. R Comyns on March 27, 2022 at 7:12 am

    Not really a collections person. I like unique, useful and beautiful things. I’ve kept only the best over the years and love knowing that my kids will treasure most of them after I’m gone.

  13. Kim Sargeant on March 27, 2022 at 7:13 am

    Turtle anything: jewelry, small knick-knacks, stuffed toys. My first one just spoke to me when I was out west in the US. Later I found that I have some Native American ancestry. That culture revered nature and so do I.

  14. California Glo on March 27, 2022 at 7:13 am

    I collect rocks; especially different shapes and Eiffel towers. I used to collect match boxes.

  15. Marant1000 on March 27, 2022 at 7:14 am

    Your cup matches your clothes and necklace. How nice 👍

  16. Tracey Conner on March 27, 2022 at 7:17 am

    Love your idea of postcards! And then tying them together for each year.

  17. Suzie Wratten on March 27, 2022 at 7:19 am

    I collect ducks, jugs and fridge magnets from places I go to on holidays. 😀

  18. Gail Resources on March 27, 2022 at 7:20 am

    Your channel is so on target for me. Age, health etc. Thank you!

  19. Eleanora Trainor on March 27, 2022 at 7:21 am

    This has been an interesting conversation on collecting !
    At this time in my life, I’ve stopped collecting since I’m downsizing and have actually given most of my collectibles away. During most of my life I collected: antiques, books, sea shells, crystals, fine art, hearts, and dishes. I’ve held on to items that still resonate with me, but 80 % have been given away. When I travel now, I buy gifts for friends and family. At this time in my life, the desire to collect has diminished radically, since my life has become simpler and less materialistic. I pay attention to clean linen, and household items that need to be replaced, and mindful of my wardrobe and what no longer serves me. Less is best has been my motto moving forward and have no regrets for what I let go of that no longer reflects who I am becoming.

  20. Sita Ramdeen on March 27, 2022 at 7:21 am

    Hi Margaret I also collect all my Christmas, Mother Day and Birthday Cards also many things mention in this video

  21. Barb Schaefer on March 27, 2022 at 7:22 am

    I love owls and mermaids which are hard to find and rocks to paint and pretty napkins

  22. Emakemeup on March 27, 2022 at 7:22 am

    Hi Margaret, I love collecting world wide postage stamps. A lifelong hobby since childhood which I rekindled in my 40’s. I have nine albums with stamps from every country in the world. I also love jewelry and facial sheet masks.

  23. Sandra on March 27, 2022 at 7:22 am

    I collect fish for my fish tank.

  24. Ms. on March 27, 2022 at 7:25 am

    Beautiful outfit, color and the cute mug matches. I collect cards that I’ve received over the years but people don’t really send them out anymore. I seem to gravitate towards lovely cards with written statement or blanks. I collect teapots but had to give many away when I downsized…it was sad

  25. Susan Kline on March 27, 2022 at 7:27 am

    I collect teacups and saucers and Chips & Dip sets.

  26. Diana on March 27, 2022 at 7:27 am

    Vintage holiday decor and vintage aquarium figurines.

  27. Pamela Platten on March 27, 2022 at 7:28 am

    I collet magnets postcards pins

  28. simplelsie on March 27, 2022 at 7:32 am

    I do love engaging pups, at least on items or small figures. I’m also a mini gnome person. They hang out with houseplants.

  29. Mary C on March 27, 2022 at 7:34 am

    I collect thrifted jeans and I’m running out of room in my closet!

  30. Karin Hadden on March 27, 2022 at 7:37 am

    I collect Welsh items—figurines, mugs, mousepads, tea towels, etc.

  31. Tracey Conner on March 27, 2022 at 7:40 am

    Flamingo items make me very happy!

  32. 6699Jackie on March 27, 2022 at 7:43 am

    I love small coloured crystals, i have quite a few from my trips to Arizona, i love turquoise….

  33. lollypopdrop on March 27, 2022 at 7:46 am

    WOW !!!! L O V E the BLINNNNGGGGG!!! That one is a homerun Margaret!!!! 👍💃🏼💃🏼👑👠👗🩱🥻🌂👛🌺🌸☘️🌟🌈

  34. ferozia dollie on March 27, 2022 at 7:48 am

    Im always enjoying listening to you Mme Margaret . You sound so free spirited!

  35. JJ on March 27, 2022 at 7:50 am

    Hi Margaret, I love Polish Pottery which I buy from the Pike Place Market. It’s a ritual for me to go there around the holidays when down town is lit up with holiday lights. Sometimes I sneak in there at other times just to "look." Not sure how I started wanting to collect pieces. I love their mismatched detailed patterns and colors.

  36. Viktoria Pettypiece on March 27, 2022 at 7:50 am

    I used to collect egg cups… I started when I went to a porcelain painting class and painted an egg cup… I have no room for more but have over 100. I also collect anything , within reason, Puffin stuff… 😁

  37. Susan Wirth-White on March 27, 2022 at 7:51 am

    I do love your necklace and color. Your look great!. I have turtles and crystals. I just recently acquired a phantom crystal. Quite rare. Many are raw and uncut and quite unusual. Now, I no longer collect but love to look at the treasures that I have. I also like when children stop by and begin to explore. Parents are always telling them not to touch. I say, go ahead and touch. Explore! I have found when you allow children to explore not only with their eyes, but by touching, you are telling them that you trust them to be careful. So far, no breakage.

  38. A Joyful Sound on March 27, 2022 at 7:52 am

    tuning forks!! 😀 I have a technician bag that I keep them in and so far have managed to limit them to what I can fit in that one bag 😀

  39. Lauren Southgate on March 27, 2022 at 7:53 am

    I tell everyone about sixry and me and why i watch it. I love to collect salt and pepper shakers and hand blown christmas decoration decorations.Love your necklace and shirt very nice.

  40. Happy Dee Dee on March 27, 2022 at 7:54 am

    Hi Margaret, interesting and fun topic. I collect "Oprah Winfrey" magazines. I have seen she started it in 2001. Peace friend ❤

  41. Destiny's Journey on March 27, 2022 at 7:54 am

    I’ve gone overboard! I started with Star Trek memorabilia but do to space I cut back to action figures, ships and props and plates from Hamilton Collection and then the crossover of Barbie in Star Trek outfits. Then it was lots and lots of Barbies and play sets and then Build a Bears had Star Trek bears and then it became lots and lots of BAB and lots of clothing and accessories. When we were traveling there was a stuffed animal that reminded me of that place plus a t-shirt and a shot glass from each state and each town/place we spent the night. Then it was any shot glass with a 3-D figure inside the glass. And since we traveled by train it was anything train related including a BAB conductor and train. And then I found a Lego train which led to all kinds of Lego sets! Then Hallmark had train, Barbie and Star Trek ornaments! I also have a stamp collection. There’s probably more but you get the idea. Too much and I love it all!

  42. sally Bland on March 27, 2022 at 7:56 am

    I love McCoy pottery! And my latest is old Tupperware! It makes me so happy! Any one else get excited about old Tupperware that you can clean up and in your kitchen!

  43. Nola Jungeberg on March 27, 2022 at 7:56 am

    I collect, create and sell on ebay ACEO (Art Card Editions and Originals) art (trading cards) the size of a playing card (2 1/2 in. by 3 1/2 in.) is the only hard and fast rule! I have 3 albums full of these little works of art and have sold many and traded and tucked many in a card or put a magnet on the back for my refrigerator or file cabinet at work.

  44. Theresa Carmen on March 27, 2022 at 7:58 am

    I collect ugly chalkware cats. It’s an odd thing, that way I don’t get too many.

  45. Andrea Arias on March 27, 2022 at 8:00 am

    I collect tiny turquoise native American earrings.

  46. Isabel Moeinian on March 27, 2022 at 8:00 am

    Love this topic! I have several collections…. jewelry (silver, stainless steel) specially rings, coffee mugs from places I travel to, Jim Shore Angel figurines, wall plates or plaques from different countries, and my favorite… are seashells, and rocks! The rocks are from the places my husband and I visit….my latest one is from a glacier lake ( Mendehall Glacier in Alaska)! Love your necklace by the way!

  47. Kathleen Stevens on March 27, 2022 at 8:01 am

    I collect fairy houses
    Christmas bears and snowmen
    Art supplies
    Coloring books
    Certain magazines
    Joyce Meyer CD

  48. Gomommago! on March 27, 2022 at 8:03 am

    The neclace is splendid!

  49. Jenny Wren on March 27, 2022 at 8:03 am

    Hi Margaret, can you please tell me which eyeshadow you are wearing. Love your necklace!

  50. C M on March 27, 2022 at 8:04 am

    Tea cups, teapots, anything about tea, blue Fenton, shells, sea glass, fossils, figurines: siamese cats, chickens, spaniels. real butterfly specimens, bee skeps, baskets, books, clay cookie molds, miniature baking tins, rolling pins, footed cake plates, candy dishes, dollhouse furniture.