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How to Find a New Hobby

Like the famous idiom says: all work and no play can make a person feel dull. What can you do to prevent dullness from becoming normal? Find a hobby!

Current Interests

The first step to finding a hobby is to determine your current interests outside of work. Work takes time out of your day to perform a stressful task. More often than not, the effort is not fun. Your new hobby should not be work-related.

Be Creative

A hobby is engaging and relaxing. Creativity gives your mind a chance to express itself. Coloring is a stellar example of this, as it’s no longer a hobby for children. Many vendors now sell adult coloring books as anxiety relievers.

What you value

The second step is to think about what you value the most, such as artistic expressions or fresh air. When people delight in something, it brings extra joy and comfort to life. So, finding a hobby related to something you value makes it memorable.

What You Love

Hiking in nature can be an example of this. When someone values trees and nature, a good hike can help ease the mind of stress. Another example is making greeting cards for others. You can still make something as long as it is relaxing.

Current Skills

The third step in finding a hobby is to examine your current skills and personality. Some hobbies need specific skill sets. No one can pick up a guitar and be able to play "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," a song notorious for being 17 minutes long, without time spent practicing and honing their craft. The same goes for cooking complex dishes like Duck Pâté en Croûte or Québécois-style mixed meat pie.


Personality helps define fun for someone. A patient person sits with binoculars waiting for a bird. Activities like golfing and gardening will only be enjoyed by specific personality types.

Your Past

The fourth step is examining your childhood. Many things that you loved as a child may still bring excitement as an adult. Hours spent having fun as a child can also be fun later in life.

Inner Child

A great example is riding a bike. For a child, riding a bicycle means the freedom to roam around and explore. For an adult, biking relieves stress while also bringing back feelings of independence.

Explore Surroundings

Finally, one can find ideas for hobbies by exploring the internet or even the local community. A simple drive around town, a hobby in itself if you enjoy it, reveals so many ideas. A search on the internet for state parks results in five trillion hits. If you love nature, there are many places to visit.

So Many Ideas

Are you interested in learning more about how money works? You can do that by taking up trading as a hobby; you can find out more by visiting  Some stores and libraries host workshops for any number of subjects. Many are even free.


There are many possibilities for finding a hobby. The main principle should always be that you feel happy and relaxed doing it. After all, this is your leisure time!