When we were schooling some of the most common,we were questions asked was “what do you want to become when you are an adult?” and “what are your hobbies?”. We wanted to become doctors, train drivers, astronauts and so on. And our hobbies included collecting stuff such as stickers, stamps and watching cartoons.
Today the situation is quite different. Many kids have a clear idea of what they want to become when they grow up and their hobbies are narrowed down to stuff, they can do with a smartphone or a computer. Choosing a hobby as an adult might sound a bit silly but it is a way to have a pastime as well as to have something fulfilling in your life.
Some might even laugh at you if you said that you are trying to find a hobby in today’s day and age. They might ask you to subscribe to an online streaming service, go to the movies or simply just drink and hang out. This is what you have to look away from. Some of these are quite common things that you will be doing with your friends, but most of it, you can do without.
Watching a movie is nothing bad but reading a book could be more rewarding. Having said that, reading can be your new hobby. Not only it is becoming quite uncommon today but also a book can give you a sort of a fulfillment a movie cannot. You can obviously consider things such as knitting or sewing, extreme sports, car restorations or biking.
List Them Down
Now that you have a fun idea of what sort of things are available, you can list everything down. When you go through this list something might pop out for you or might sound like something you would never do. For example, you might not like sitting in one place and concentrating for a long time.
Then knitting might not be for you. But if you have an active imagination, you can take up reading. If you haven’t tried watching movies as a hobby, even that could be an activity to spend some time on. If a task does take your fancy, you can search about it, talk to people who knows about it and find out more details.
Whatever you do if you are passionate about it you can develop it to a new level. For example, if you are passionate about what you are working on at office, one day you can be an entrepreneur and have your own business around it. Similarly, even a hobby can be something that you can build on. Of course, a hobby can remain a hobby and you can engage in it only when you are having a free time.
But there are ways and means which hobbies can be developed into your own businesses. For example, if you took up baking as a hobby, and people liked what they tasted, you can start it as a small business off your own kitchen. You must definitely have heard of people who were engaged in a hobby and then made a career out of it.
A hobby can take your mind off negative things and people in life. It can add new meaning and open up novel pathways.