I Need a Hobby ... And What is a Hobby Exactly?

United States
March 16, 2012 9:44pm CST
It ironically only dawned on me as I watched the sunset, that my entire day consisted of getting caught in a Facehole (extensive Facebooking that leads to an inappropriate amount of time being wasted), obsessively checking my hotmail for updates on writing projects, and writing 400 word essays for $4.00/piece, which isn't really worth the time that I could be putting into something else. APPARENTLY- I am in need of a hobby! Although, I never know what a person really wants to know when they inquire as to my hobbies, especially when it is listed with interests and activities. So to add my hobby problem... or lack thereof... I don't even know what I am trying to look for! I feel like I just know me too well to think outside the parameters of what I already do. I need something more stimulating that planting and harvesting virtual crops and also that I can do at home and put down easily if I need to write. I enjoy activities like playing the guitar and gardening... any suggestions of a more unique nature, or really just suggestions in general, would be very much appreciated!
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7 responses
• China
17 Mar 12
hi, firstly hobby is tat make,which make's u really feel really gud, make u relax and u really not need to ask anyone abt tat u adopt any hobby. firstly u should try to find out wat makes u feel gud and relax. as a suggestion i can tell u to try capturing beautiful nature pictures.. try some different tat u never done before maybe tat make u feel better .. i wish gud luck . and have a nice day
• United States
17 Mar 12
Thank you for your thoughts and good luck on My Lot! You are right that I need to find something that doesn't satisfy my mind or body, but my soul! Great insight!
• China
17 Mar 12
hi, firstly hobby u tat make u really feel gud make u relax and u really not need to ask anyone abt tat u adopt any hobby. firstly u should try to find out wat makes u feel gud and relax. as a suggestion i can tell u to try capturing beautiful nature pictures.. try some different tat u never done before maybe tat make u feel better .. i wish gud luck . and have a nice day
• China
17 Mar 12
sorry . i m new here and dn;t knw how to delete if get repeated...
@webearn99 (1744)
• India
17 Mar 12
It is indeed ironic that it "dawned" on you at sunset, that diversion from what you do is what need to get. The need to let go of the boredom and all that makes you fret, that fills you with goodness and worries you forget. It needs to be something that is really fulfilling, it can come from within you or get you some billing. Go ahead and do something that is exciting and thrilling, that almost needs no skills and yet is very enthralling. You may find your penchant for something unusual, I know it's there, 'cause you are a clever individual. Knowing you can have comfort in this, is a bonus that is dual, you get to unwind and then face the world in a duel. This is my hobby, I confess it's a bit silly, no matter what happens, I submit to it Willy-nilly.
• United States
17 Mar 12
Well if that doesn't sum it up, I don't know what does :) I love writing so much and that was just like an extra fudge sundae - with sprinkles - in terms of what I I needed in my soul as a writer. Thanks the time you put into this response!
@shebacs (178)
• Philippines
17 Mar 12
Have you ever tried knitting? or Sewing? or making scrapbooks? You can do those and when you need to write, you simply put them aside in a box and then do your writing.
@Rick1950 (1555)
• Lima, Peru
17 Mar 12
Playing the guitar, gardening and writing could be considered as hobbies too. I understand hobby as an activity which you enjoy doing it. I found these links about hobbies that may be interesting for you: http://photography.about.com/od/photoschool/a/schoolintro.htm http://stress.about.com/od/funandgames/a/learningtodraw.htm http://www.learnartandcrafthobbies.co.uk/portfolio/linocut/
• China
17 Mar 12
I think the meaning should be looked for in very plain, common things. if we enjoy life not because of some extraodinary events,but just every little part, we would not feel empty and idle. Do you like your job? If yes, try to work hard. Do you like reading? Do it with your favorate book. Do you like cooking? It must be pleasant to taste your hand-make food...To be happy and satisfied is not luxurious.
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
17 Mar 12
Here is a "suggestion in general" if you are able maybe a nice walk around the neighborhood once or twice a day when you can would be a good way to exercise your mind and your body. You could also, like you said, take up planting and have a few nice vegetables to prepare meals with. Looking up recipes, coupons etc would be a good hobby but also something you could do to save money. You could spend more time on mylot, there is a vast amount of knowledge to be made here, or if you are any good at neeedlecrafts you could do those.