Find a New Hobby
Explore our extensive hobbies list. Open your mind. Enrich your everyday life. Treat your body, mind, and soul. Make your free time count. Find your Flow…
What is it about?
Why should I find a hobby?
Hobbies help you structure your time. According to Parkinson’s law, “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” As work is never complete, without a good excuse, it will probably consume as much of your time as it can. All of it, possibly. Even when you physically off-working, many times you still on-it mentally. Your mind always occupied by it. For many of us, work-life balance is no more than a phrase.
Hobbies can help you frame and contain your work hours, creating real boundaries and giving you a real break — a true rest from work. As a result, it will probably make you more time-efficient.
Hobbies can make you new social connections. When reaching a certain age and a certain stage of life, it becomes rarer and harder for a lot of us to meet new people, let along to form new meaningful relationships. Hobbies can be a platform for making new friends and better getting to know our communities. Countless studies have found that social connection is a key component of happiness and a meaningful life. Check out our socializing hobbies list
Hobbies make a better you. Hobbies can make a stronger, sharper, smarter, fitter, healthier, more aware, more mindful, and more interesting you. A hobby can add layers to your identity and help you to better get to know yourself. Hence, enriching and strengthening your sense of self, your self-concept.
Hobbies promote flow. In positive psychology, a flow state, also known colloquially as being in the zone, is the mental state in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by the complete absorption in what one does, and a resulting transformation in one’s sense of time.
A flow state is a true thing. You might have experienced it before. It’s great. It’s a truly different state of mind, that opens-up new opportunities of joy, self-improvements in any aspect, and relaxation.
Hobbies are stress relievers and help ward off depression.
The list was inspired by this great article.
How can I choose a hobby?
The internet is full of methodical answers to this question. We believe that finding a hobby is like finding love — guides, checklists, and quizzes are useless. When you see it — you know it is it. The problem is getting to see it. This where we help.
The thought of adopting a new hobby probably crossed your mind before. You then tried to run ideas in your head. Only a few, familiar and banal ones came up. Then, uninspired, you gave up — and continued with your hobbyless life.
Actually, there are hundreds, even thousands, of hobbies to choose from. Our extensive and filterable hobbies list is here to open your mind and uncover them for you.
Once you found a hobby you love – whats next?
This leads to the next question…
What can I find here?
The site is a large, filterable, list of hobbies. While exploring our hobbies list, you might find more than one hobby that attracts your attention — you can click theicon to save it to a list and review it later. When you finally ready to visit a hobby page, you will find information to inspire you and get you started:
- Basic description
- Inspirational videos
- Podcasts and blogs
- Relevant polls
- Tips and Reviews
- Questions and answers
- More relevant content such as articles and external web pages
How can I contribute?
Are you already enjoying a hobby? Share your knowledge and experience! Visit the hobby’s page to give tips, vote in polls, answer questions by other users, write reviews, and suggest helpful content.
Oh, and the site is in its very early stages, so any kind of feedback will be highly appreciated ?
What’s in it for us?
Some of the links on the site are affiliate links. Meaning — we might earn a little bit of money when you use them. If, for example, you use our link to get to Amazon and buy a nice bread maker, Amazon will reward us a little advertising fee. Don’t worry, the price is the same for you. Try it.