So, you want a hobby. That’s a good move. A hobby keeps our brains active by challenging them to solve, build, fix and create. A hobby can also reduce stress levels. It might even turn into a side hustle. The goal then becomes to find the perfect hobby. This is the approach to take:
Go Back to Childhood
What did you like to do when you were a kid? The answer to that question can hold the clues to finding your perfect hobby. Did you do a lot of coloring? There are adult coloring books with very intricate designs. Maybe you liked building things out of LEGO. You might be surprised as how many LEGO kits are actually a complicated challenge. Thinking back to your childhood could have you tapping into some activities that you hadn’t really considered for a hobby. Everything is on the table!
Pay a visit to your local craft or sporting goods store. As you wander the aisle, ask yourself what sparks “joy?” You might stumble onto some kits or equipment that you hadn’t considered before.
Find Something Relaxing
A hobby should be relaxing. That doesn’t mean it can’t be challenging. However, if you’re the type of person who strives for instant perfection, then you want to avoid a hobby with a “learning curve.” Building a jigsaw puzzle can be rewarding and you know you’ll eventually get it done. Taking up knitting can also be rewarding but you’ll drop a lot of stitches before you craft your first perfect scarf. For some, learning a hobby is part of the fun. Choose accordingly.
Not every hobby has to be done huddled over a table. There is a lot to consider by going outside. Gardening is a perfect hobby for a lot of folks regardless of where they live. You can set up a garden in a plot of land in your backyard or in containers on your balcony.
Think About Self-Improvement
A hobby doesn’t just have to be some kind of craft that you make. They can also be a way of self-improvement. You can take up a language, teach yourself to make pasta, or start practicing yoga. These are the kinds of hobbies that you’ll get better with each day. Set a specific time for daily practice and go for it.