How to Find a Hobby with NO IDEA What You’re Interested In

Are you struggling to choose a hobby? This can definitely be hard when you are not sure where to start OR have absolutely no idea what you're interested in! Discovering ourselves, our preferences, likes and dislikes, our values etc. is so important and trying out new hobbies is a great way to do this.

So, here is how I recommend you find a hobby when you have no idea what you’re interested in: 

Throw shit at the wall and see what sticks.

To start, I recommend getting a list together of hobbies that you want to try, a hobby bucket list if you will. There are multiple different areas I want you to look at when creating this list.

  1. The hobbies of your favourite people, family, friends, favourite musicians, creators - everyone. 
  2. Research the most loved hobbies on your preferred search engine and write down any that pique your interest.
  3. Branch out from the things you already do, for example if you’re into movies, try out a different genre or culture. If you work out regularly, try to think of how you can work out, while trying a new hobby or sport. 
  4. Lastly, think about the things you used to enjoy doing as a teenager or a child.

Now, commit to a weekend, a year, a month or even just half an hour per day a couple of times a week, to try every hobby on your bucket list. You're going to learn a bunch of new skills, reap the mental health benefits of having a hobby and begin your very own self-discovery journey. 

I like to think about it like this: major progress can be made in 20 minute intervals. If you dedicate 20 minutes a day to doing a hobby. In one year you would have spent 7,300 minutes learning a new skill/s. That is 121 hours! Just imagine what you could achieve.

Now, here’s some quick tips: 

  1. Be open to new things, nothings going to change if you stay in your comfort zone. 
  2. Try everything you can and see what you enjoy.
  3. Take a chance and join local groups - meeting people is a great way to keep yourself accountable. 

You just have to try things. Go into it with the attitude that you are probably going to dislike most of the things you try, BUT what if you find something that you LOVE?

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