Have you ever fallen in love with a thing? Not a person or a place, but a thing? A hobby, an outlet, a creative endeavor, or a passion? Everyone should know the joy of falling in love with ‘a thing’ in their lifetime.
Passions and hobbies provide people with an outlet for escape, personal expression and exploration. It can change the way you view yourself and the world around you. It can boost emotional wellbeing and, depending on the hobby, physical health. Don’t know where to start with a new hobbie?
3 approaches to a new hobbie
- Think about what you loved doing as a child. Muddy walks through the woods, trampolining, painting or drawing, dancing? You’re never too old to start anything, especially in a city like Brighton there is surely a class, club or group for your interest.
- Visit a bookshop and browse until something catches your eye. Ever spent an hour just wandering aimlessly through your local bookshop picking up titles and casually browsing? With the likes of Amazon and online shopping this may be a lost art. But give it a try! Keep the high street alive and find a passion at the same time – win win.
- What past hobbies have you had that you realised have dropped out of your life? We all have those little tasks that we have started and put aside when life just got too busy or suddenly adult responsibilities got in the way on fun things we used to love doing. Find the time for what you love and book it in your diary as a non-negotiable meeting with yourself.
When you find something that gives you a sense of me-time and answers to your personality and interests, you’ll find something that’s more than just an activity: It’ll help enhance your life and you may just get fitter along the way.
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