I read a lot of books, quickly. I rarely spend a long time reading, although an afternoon reading session with a good snack is the ultimate in relaxation for me. Most of the time, I read while I eat breakfast, while I brush my teeth, while I'm in bed waiting for Angel to get out of the shower, while I'm a passenger in the car, or when I take the kids to the park. For me, the usual consumption method is short periods of time that would otherwise be spent without much mental energy being used.
Usually done in the early morning before anyone else wakes up. I don't like to be on my computer when Angel's home, unless he's working on lesson plans and I'm supposed to be avoiding being a distraction. I typically do a lot of writing either early in the mornings or on Sunday afternoons while he's at work.
I do comparatively little crafting, but when I do, I do it while watching a tv show with Angel. Combining quality time with something I can make with my hands is just about perfection, for me. These days, crafts of choice are coloring and cross-stitch, since both require low investment and few materials.
Granted, I haven't been placing much emphasis on my own continuing education lately, but with our upcoming trip to Japan and the fact that I no longer use Mandarin daily, I have been regularly working on my Japanese and Chinese language skills. Sometimes, cooking dinner means a solid half hour of prep work, so I'll bring my laptop into the kitchen and play language podcasts or videos while I wash and chop veggies and get that work done. It helps the kitchen work time go by faster and it's a good way to squeeze in a little language work into a busy day.
How do you make time for your hobbies?