Trying to figure out what to do during your days off or your evenings could be some tough stuff. It can feel a little cheesy trying to find a hobby as an adult, especially when one doesn’t include drinking or happy hours.
When you don’t know what to choose, all the options seem kind of lame: Knitting is for old ladies, sports have never been your thing, and if you pick up something like biking or gaming, you’ll feel like a little kid. But having a hobby doesn’t just have to be a time filler you do in between friend hangouts and work. It can morph into a passion that gets you excited, helps you recover from a long day, or gets your mind working. It helps you boost the quality of your life, and that’s why they’re so important to have.
But what if you’re not particularly passionate about anything? Where do you start? Well, first of all, everyone has a passion — you just haven’t discovered yours yet, probably. But don’t worry, there are a lot of easy (and painless) ways to find out just what it is.
If you don’t know where to begin, think back to what you loved doing as a kid. Those were the times you were wild and free, and you didn’t do something unless you really, really loved it. Chances are, you still have a lot of those same core interests.
Try A Couple Of Ideas On For Size
If you’re stumped where to begin, throw yourself into options and see how you respond to them. Sometimes doing something as easy as walking around a crafts or sports store can get you thinking.
Choose Something That Will Make You Forget About Your Day
If you’re not into the idea of picking up a hobby just to occupy your downtime, try to think of something that makes you forget about the stresses and worries of your day. It should be something that helps you unwind and slip back into balance. If crocheting or learning a language feels like it would be work, then that’s not the hobby for you.
Knitting can distract you
Maybe you already had a hobby, just you completely forgot about it. Though it seems like a weird thing to do, sometimes our hobbies might feel like projects and we don’t realize they could become a running activity in our lives.
Some people might have a hard time doing idle work that serves no purpose other than being fun. You know that feeling: When you’re out at the movies or enjoying a long shopping trip, and you think “I really should be doing X instead.” If you’re always on the move and trying to hit a goal or better yourself, make your hobby fit that criteria. Pick one up that will help you change for the better.