Today I Learned...
o you feel like you have too many hobbies, but none of them really speak to you? Or maybe you're stuck in a rut and can't figure out what to do next. If this sounds familiar, there's no need to worry!
Today I'm going to show you how to find the perfect hobby for your personality type and tastes so that you can finally get excited about doing something new.
Explore Your Personality for Inspiration
One of the best ways to find a hobby you'll love is by exploring your personality. You might be surprised at what you find!
Say you're an introvert who needs to recharge after socializing for a few hours—you might want to try reading or listening to music. Or maybe you're an extrovert who loves meeting new people and hearing their stories—that could mean volunteering at a local soup kitchen or helping out at your church's food bank once a month.
It all depends on what kind of person you are!
Determine What Motivates You
When it comes to choosing a hobby, the process can be pretty overwhelming. There are so many options out there, and it's easy to get caught up in the excitement of trying new things.
Before you settle on something that seems like a good idea at the time, take some time to really think about what motivates you as an individual.
- What do you enjoy doing?
- When do these things come naturally to you?
- Do any activities make you excited when completed?
- What do people tell you when they see something that was made by your hands?
- Does hearing praise make your day better than usual?
- Or does criticism motivate and inspire improvement for future projects?
Try Something That Scares You a Little Bit
If you're looking to get into a new hobby or sport, it's important to try something that scares you a little bit. This will help ensure that the activity is challenging enough for you to enjoy it.
If there are certain skills that make the activity more difficult than others, this is also a good sign that you'll find the activity interesting and engaging.
For example: if you don't like sports but want to learn more about them, go bowling or rock climbing and see how much fun it is! You could even sign up for an intramural team or community center after taking some lessons on the topic at hand.
Discover New Hobbies from Old Ones
You can also find new hobbies by putting existing ones together.
- If you enjoy reading, try writing!
- If you like cooking or baking, why not try drawing or painting?
- If photography is your thing, why not start experimenting with other mediums?
In fact, the list of possibilities for intermingling old and new hobbies is endless!
Plan a Day of Hobbies
Next, you should plan a day of hobbies. I recommend doing this with a friend or family member so that they can help you decide which activities are good for you.
Make sure to block out enough time in your schedule for each activity; if it's something that takes all day, then choose another activity that comes closer to what your interests are (and then make it part of your routine!)
Don't Be Afraid to Commit to It
Commitment is an important part of any hobby.
The more you commit, the more it will become a part of your life and the more you will enjoy it. This is especially true with creative hobbies like writing or drawing, where there are so many elements that can drive you to give up if your initial efforts don't go well but if you stick with it long enough, things tend to come together for the better.
It's okay to commit and then change your mind later on—there's no shame in that! It can be hard sometimes when we first start a project because we feel like we have this pressure from everyone else who thinks we should stick with our decision even though they may not understand what we're going through at all times (and vice versa).
Just remember: if something isn't right for you then it probably won't last very long anyway!
The most important thing is finding something you enjoy, so keep trying new things!
We hope you’ve found this guide helpful in finding a hobby that fits your personality and interests. Remember that it doesn’t have to be something you already know how to do—try something new, try something old! The most important thing is finding something you enjoy; so keep trying new things!