I might not have much spare time these days with two babies under two years old, but I've managed to pick up a truly addictive hobby. When N & M both happen to both take a nap at the same time, I get my colored pencils out, make a cup of coffee, and get lost in Johanna Basford's coloring books. It is relaxing to get lost in something that stimulates your creativity while letting your brain rest and I find that it reduces stress because the designs are so intricate. I am currently working through Secret Garden and it will probably take me a while to get through it since it is so time consuming, but I plan on buying Basford's Enchanted Forest coloring book next.
I had originally planned on taking this to the hospital to keep myself busy during labor, but the books are so popular that there was a 7 week waiting list on Amazon at the time. I think it's safe to say that other people are obsessed with these coloring books, too.