How to Find a New Hobby

Tired of doing the same thing every day after you get home from work? Have some spare time you’d like to fill finding a new hobby? It’s never too late to learn something new. In fact, The American Institute of Stress suggests that interest in hobbies, like knitting and crocheting, have spiked because people are looking for activities where they can focus on one thing at a time, leading to better breathing and less stress. Here are a few ways you can find a new passion.

Think of Things You Like & Don’t Like

Think of some of the activities you currently do. Can you think of a similar activity that you would like to learn? If you play sports, you can try to find an intramural league for a new sport that’s similar to one you currently play. If you love music or theater, see if there are any casting calls within a community theater in your town. If you love art, try taking up painting as a hobby.

Research Before You Try It

See how much time and money you’ll need to commit towards your new hobby. While most hobbies tend to not require much, there are some, such as golf, that may require membership fees or equipment costs.

Find a Group With Similar Interests Online

Sites like Meetup allow you to find people with similar interests within your area. If you’re looking to start skiing, you can find a ski club near you. If you’re looking to expand your horizons with a book club, you can even find ones based on genre within your area. Who knows, you may even meet a new friend while exploring your new hobby!

Remember, Practice Makes Perfect

Let’s face it, you will make mistakes in your new hobby. Take them in stride and move on. Failure is part of learning something new, and you can’t learn unless you make mistakes.

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