• Hobby versus Hobby. A list of inspiration

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    People want to be free to do what they like to do, spend their time enjoying their life.  It is sad that most people do not enjoy their work, just do it to pay for their living expenses. Those especially need to “escape” into a creative, relaxing mode.

    In my opinion, and of course you do not have to agree with me: Creative hobbies, which stretch our minds , are healthy and productive are the best way to spend our valuable time. A hobby should bring out our hidden abilities, where we can practice to be the best we can be, where our minds are captivated to the “could bes”, getting in touch with our environment and experiment by observation, gaining experience, but at the same time relaxes us.

    Hobbies also should be social, since no man is an island and we all need each other. We need each others encouragement , togetherness and gratification. It is bet to be around people, who like the same things. That in itself is already worth the activity of a hobby.

    So what kind of different hobbies are appealing to you? Since we all are different why should we not look at categories, than  narrow down what hobbies we like?

    Creative hobbies :

    paint

    embroider

    crochet

    knit

    interior decorate

    jewelry making

    model building

    cooking

    gardening

    drawing

    sculpting

    compose music…….. in other words: Making something.

    Health related hobbies:

    healthy eating

    nutrition research

    bodybuilding,

    running/jogging

    swimming

    Karate

    Fitness/ Gym

    Habitual or habit forming Hobbies

    traveling,

    casino gamling

    partying

    shopping

    Bible study

    wine tasting

    going to dinner trying different foods

    Collecting things

    stamps

    vintage items

    coins

    cards of all kinds

    comic books

    rocks,

    seashells

    books

    butterfies/ bugs

    candles

    souvenirs

    actually the sky is the limit in collecting

    Observational hobbies:

    birdwatching

    reading

    Photography

    stargazing/ astronomy

    cloud watching

    people watching

    shortwave radio

    scrap booking

     

    Computers  and media hobbies:

    Computer and video games

    social networking

    animations/ making Utube videos

    internet browsing

    blog writing

    building computers and robots

    inventing widgets, plugins, software

    shopping over the internet

    Outdoor hobbies

    golfing

    camping

    fishing

    boating/ kayaking

    swimming/ beach/ surfing

    skateboarding

    hunting

    Ice skating

    Indoor hobbys:

    watching movies

    pool playing

    ping pong

    bowling

    playing cards and board games

    gourmet cooking

    Many hobbies relate to

    Environment and nature:

    organic gardening,

    composting

    beekeeping

    horse back riding

    Hydroponics gardening

    animal caring

    landscaping

    recycling

    And than there are the

    Adventure Hobbies:

    White river rafting,

    Bungee jumping

    skydiving

    Trekking

    Surfing

    Car racing

    Skiing,

    Scuba diving

    mountain climbing

    dog sledding

    And of course the boring ones like baseball and football, which have the team spirit appeal, but actually do nothing for the observer, besides stimulate the economy and get a little adrenalin flow.

    I am sure I forgot some. If you can think of any more, please contact me, so I can add to the list. And stay tune for tomorrows blog, where I will give you some interesting observation about the above list. [contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]