Steps to Find Your Missing Hobby

Some people decorate cakes. Some people play games online. What do you like todo? If you have a hard time answering that questions, or your answer are, “um,I work? And play with my kids?” here are a few steps you can take to find your missing hobby. Why should you care about a hobby? Psychology Today shared reasons ranging from coping with stress to making friends. It’s worth a shot.

So, before you get overwhelmed, check out the steps below and let us know in the comments what hobby you’re going to try.

Go For A Challenge

Have you heard of the 365 Day Photo Challenge? Photographers take a photo every day for a full year. It encourages them to use and improve their skills daily. Other challenges include the #GiveItAWeek challenge where you can try anything for a full week and see what sticks. Challenges turn everything into a game, which automatically makes everything a bit more fun! So,if you’re having a hard time sticking to a new hobby, find a challenge to take it to the next level.

Bring A Buddy

Everything's better with friends, right? Convince a friend to join you at your next paint class or grab a running buddy for that newtrail. Your hobby is likely to stick if you’re enjoying it with other people.If anything, it makes cancelling and binge-watching TV a harder option. But you don’t need a buddy. Just by attending a new dance class or fitness group you’re likely to find strangers that will turn into friends.

Google It

Just a simple search of “Find a new hobby” will bring up thousands of results. If you really can’t think of anything that you’ve always wanted to do, you’ll find something to peak your interest after a quick search. Include your zip code and you’ll find search results related to your area and local groups interested in similar topics.

Why Quit?          

If you’re thinking of giving up a hobby- take a minute to figure out why. Are you just disinterested? Or are you genuinely not enjoying yourself? Maybe it’s just too hard? It might be worth a few more weeks of practice or a change in instructor before giving up your long-lost dream of becoming a (fill-in-the-blank).