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How to Find a Hobby in 365 Days

Hey all! Long time no see. The last post I wrote was in February... oops! I'm having to remind myself that I'm still a work in progress and always will be, because I've been spending a lot of time watching TV, playing games on my phone, and allowing myself to become overwhelmed with anxiety and depression. I think that this is a direct result of not finding things to do that make me feel good about myself or feel purposeful.

My therapist helped me come up with a goal for this year, and I'm hoping I can find some accountability for on here. I'm going to make a FUN to-do list and mark one item off every 2 weeks. The hope is that I can try some new things, meet some new people, better manage my depression and anxiety, and maybe even find a lifelong hobby that isn't watching TV.

So here is where I ask for some help. Below you'll find a list of some items I've come up with on my own. But I would love for you to throw some ideas my way so I can add them to the list. I plan to write a short blog post for each one I complete throughout the year, including pictures if able!

  • Go horseback riding

  • Paint a picture from scratch

  • Read a book that I haven't read before

  • Go line dancing

  • Hike a new trail

  • Teach my dog a new trick

  • Cook a challenging dish and see how it turns out

  • Get an indoor plant to care for

  • Learn to play something new on my violin

  • Go skiing

  • Learn to knit or crochet a scarf or hat or something useful

  • Make a candle

  • Camp in a tent for one night

  • Try origami

  • Go to a local board game or euchre night

  • Re-learn some basic Spanish

  • Go to a Zumba class

  • Take a drive somewhere new, make stops along the way, and don't turn on Google Maps until it's time to turn around and come home

  • Make some sort of pottery piece

  • Complete a puzzle

  • Spend an afternoon at the beach at my local neighborhood lake

  • Attend a local trivia night

  • Learn to make 2-3 fancy cocktails

  • Go ice skating

  • Fly a kite

  • Check out a museum that I haven't been to before

  • Do an online beginners kickboxing class

  • Pick some fruit at a local orchard

  • Do some landscaping in my yard

  • Color a page in an adult coloring book

  • Clean up and re-design Naboo, my severely neglected Animal Crossing island

  • Learn and practice a new champion on League of Legends

  • Paint my bedroom a nice shade of blue

  • Bake and decorate a cake

  • Complete some diamond art

  • Attempt a woodworking project

  • Make a tasty treat from scratch, take it to work, and share it with my coworkers

Please add your suggestions to the comments. If you know me personally you can reach out to me in person or via call/text! I'm excited to hear about some of your hobbies. Happy New Year 2024!

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