I know we don't always have a lot of it, it when you have some downtime, how do people spend it? I'd quite like to take up a new hobby and tried joining a choir, however being a Head of Music and a pianist the hobby soon turned to another work project. I'm 26 and single, live in my own flat and have a work-life balance issue where I can often be found in my office working long 12-hour days. I've been in the job almost a year and it was the realisation of watching an NQT quit through stress that made me realise that if I don't do something about it now then my career won't last beyond my 30th birthday. The vast majority of HODs at my school are married and have children and Friday afterschool trips to the pub aren't cutting it! So I guess my question is: What hobbies (non musical!) do you suggest that allow you to completely forget the stresses and strains of work for a little while?