How to find a new hobby


Courtesy of Sebastian Machin

Sebastian Machin plays the guitar.

For many students, a day in their life consists of school, homework, a job, and extracurricular activities if time allows. This leaves out one important and beneficial pastime; a hobby. A hobby is an activity that is done regularly in one’s leisure time and is something that I believe everyone should invest in. If you’re interested in finding your hobby, here’s how.

To begin, think of what you’re passionate about and what you’re fascinated by. Have you always loved music? Have you spent years wondering how musicians create their songs? If so, then it may be time to try it out for yourself. The first step to finding a hobby is knowing your interests and what brings you true enjoyment.

After you have recognized your personal interests, then it is time to figure out what must be done to pursue them. If you don’t have the necessary supplies for your hobby, consider asking for them for a birthday or holiday, or even buying them yourself. If time is a constraint, think about finding certain days where you aren’t as busy, such as the weekend, to begin your hobby.

Once you have acquired supplies and fit time into your schedule, then the last step is to get started! It’s important to keep in mind that you may not be an immediate pro at your hobby, and that is okay. The point of a hobby is not to be perfect, but rather to have fun and be creative. You may also struggle with being consistent with your hobby, and that is okay too. As long as you are having a relaxing, enjoyable time, then that is all that matters.

Overall, a hobby is a great idea for anyone that is looking to be more in touch with themselves and their interests. It also helps to relieve stress, anxiety, depression, and more. I encourage everyone to begin pursuing their own hobby, and to try to stick with it!