Motivated entrepreneurs tend to have a habit of overworking themselves. In fact, this mindset has become so popular in business environments that getting no rest has become a badge of honor. This tendency to work constantly while neglecting other needs has resulted in groups of burnt-out small business owners who are scrambling to take better care of their health. At the end of the day, if you don’t know when to stop, your body will decide for you. To maintain a better semblance of balance in all areas of your life, here are five unusual hobbies that entrepreneurs can use to finally relax.

1. Geocaching

If you’ve got a lot of restless energy, a love of the outdoors, and a drive for hunting buried treasure, geocaching could be the perfect hobby for you. You obtain a set of coordinates and use a GPS device to find a hidden cache, and you never know what will be inside! Some caches are hidden in nature, but there are others hidden in cities. If you take something, make sure you leave something behind of a comparable value. You can research which items would be appropriate to leave for another person to find. Yes, getting better at marketing is important for your business, but you can learn more after a day of exercise, fresh air, and no stress.

2. Snowflake Collecting

People love to tell children how every snowflake is unique, and there’s something bittersweet about all those unique designs melting away. Did you know that you can defy nature by preserving snowflakes with some quick thinking and super glue? If you’re fascinated by the individual patterns and don’t mind working quickly to collect your specimens, this could be a fun winter hobby for you. 

3. Aquascaping

Aquascaping is the process of creating an underwater environment, often for a fish or some other aquatic animal, though the animal isn’t required. If you do want to add wildlife, you’ll need to think a lot more about the materials you’re using. The wrong chemical composition of the water can easily kill sensitive fish, and many plants won’t thrive in less-than-perfect conditions. Still, after all of the preparation, this can be a calm hobby that results in beautiful works of art.

4. Canning

Canning is a wonderful hobby for people who enjoy preparing food with their own two hands, especially if they take the time and care to grow the food first. It’s not difficult once you’ve gotten the hang of it, but it can take a lot of time if you’ve got a big batch of produce to process. There’s quite a bit of heat involved, and glass containers can also get heavy, so keep that in mind. There are countless canning recipes out there, but make food safety your top priority. Canning itself isn’t too complicated, but a faulty seal can result in a breeding ground for deadly bacteria. Before you consume anything you’ve canned, make sure you know what to look for. 

5. Beekeeping

Bees are crucial for the well-being of the planet, but the population has been decreasing at alarming rates. If you want to give these little pollinators a boost, consider getting one or two hives. The bees like to do a lot of the work themselves, but you’ll be expected to do some maintenance on their hives and make sure there are reliable food sources nearby. There are innumerable benefits from natural honey, and beeswax is highly valued for a variety of products. A good place to start learning more about this hobby is by speaking with a local apiarist, who can point you to some good resources and even help train you before you get bees of your very own.  

An entrepreneurial lifestyle tends to be an all-consuming one, and that isn’t healthy for anybody. In order to have a successful business, you need to take care of yourself and invest in separate interests that you enjoy.