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Originally posted by slowisfast
It might be ridiculous but I love scale model building. At first it was WWII airplanes and then migrated towards sci-fi stuff. I'm actually looking to get back I to it myself, there are some awesome boutique companies making some awesome models now. I enjoy the attention to detail required and my artistic side loves the process of airbrushing and weathering. Good luck, dude.
Originally posted by ganjoa
Okay I've read about exercise, various activities that require you to go somewhere, lack of musical ability and your diet.
Based on what I've seen in this thread thus far, my suggestion is for you to become a "foodie" - learn to cook and eat healthier - you still have to go out and buy groceries but everyone has to eat.
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Originally posted by fiendchikx138
reply to post by kromaion
There is always learning to cook, refurbishing used furniture, and starting a collection of some type. All are fairly inexpensive, and can be very relaxing.
When I step into my kitchen, I get into a whole other zone. It's very theraputic, almost as if you are creating an edible masterpiece
Perhaps you could go to the local library and browse the "hobbies" section and see if you can get some ideas from there?
Originally posted by lonegurkha
You could try photography. That would get you out and about when you want a bit of exercise,and if you master the art you can make sone money selling photos.
You could also raise tropical fish.This is the second biggest hobby worldwide after photography. I've been doing both for many years and If you choose the species you keep carefully you can make some money at it.
Originally posted by Iamschist
How about Origami? You mentioned being an artist already, there are some incredibly intricate and involved pieces of art that are nothing more than folded paper.
Sculpting would also be fun for you I think. Something tactile.
If you want to be more involved with people, think about helping or starting some sort of art project in your community with kids.......
Originally posted by baddmove
Remote Control anything..I have done r.c. cars and boats and planes..
now i am doing r.c. helicopters..
talk about some real fun..oh yea!
never bored with those...
and a good learning experience also....
Originally posted by Galadriel
When I was younger, I took kaju kenpo karate at a local center, and absolutely fell in love with it. I pursued it for years - despite being a single mom, dating, going to a full-time job, and going to weekend college. Once you learn the basics, you can practice everyday at home - and trust me, once "addicted" - you look forward to the workout!
I also eventually joined a small local "guys" gym (even though some of the guys weren't too happy to see a woman in their midst)--not a fancy expensive health club, and worked out on the machines and did some light weights to tone. Fell in love with working out - and it was a great stress reliever after work.
My free time these days is spent on reading - either about spiritual growth or about ideas for implementing micro business ideas to earn money. (Goal is to someday figure out how to not be in the corporate world!) I also found myself writing a memoir this past summer - did it in 2 months and placed in a national (and legit) writing contest (top 30). Alas, did not win the top prize
My son, who is bored ALL THE TIME has joined a local community center and works out now -- and it really has changed him. He's happier, calmer, and is really getting fit. If you can't afford a local gym, maybe one of those dvd sets like Insanity or something? Once you get moving, you really get energy and passion for other things.
Photography is cool, so is any form of artwork (pen and ink is challenging), volunteering at a local animal shelter (walk dogs, work with shy cats, feed, etc.), volunteer with something that is meaningful to you, create a charity or nonprofit yourself for something that moves you, join a hiking club, rowing or sailing crew...yoga, tai chi, fencing. If you don't have fix-it skills and would like them, you can learn basic repairs, advanced painting techniques, landscaping, etc. that would help you in the future.
One last thought. If you aren't sure what to do, or what you'd like, why not make your "hobby" to explore 50 different things this year -- try it, take a local class, get a book about it, research it online, try to hook up with others who are doing it -- give a timeframe -- and if it doesn't click for you, then go on to the next thing on your list! Good luck!
Originally posted by CthulhuMythos
reply to post by kromaion
As you work with 3D and Illustration I would say you are pretty arty, so how about doing crafts. There are many to choose from, jewellery making, candle making, chess set making, silk painting (could be pictures or wearables) is rather therapeutic, painting on canvas, painting on glass (fancy wine glasses make really nice presents too). Also you could have a go at tattooing, very arty and good money in it too. How about making stop motion animations, as you almost certainly already have the computer skills to edit the pictures and turn them into a movie.
Hope you find something fun
Originally posted by unb3k44n7
reply to post by kromaion
Here's a list you may be potentially interested in...
~ Video game emulators online - Completely free, downloadable games from virtually any video game system ever made, even original NES. You can use your keyboard as a controller (for free, although it's irritating) or you could buy a universal controller that plugs into your computer's USB port.
~ Geocaching - You search for random items hidden by people in your own community, state, or anywhere else in the world. All you need is a GPS device.
~ Online poker (for free or real money) - You can invest just a little bit if you don't want to risk much, and slowly bank up your bank roll little by little over time, for a nice time-consuming hobby.
~ Sell stuff on e-bay - someone I know sells model trains and accessories. They purchase trains and accessories and sell them at a marked-up price. It's hard to lose money doing this if you know what you are doing, unless your items just flat out don't sell. Start small. It's also time consuming because you'll need to be packing up boxes, taping them, and shipping them out in time.
~ Craft wooden items with a mini-saw and file - (like signs and stuff like that)...Maybe sell them when you are done if you want, or give to friends or coworkers.
~ Ghost Hunting - You can pick up a digital voice recorder from Walmart for 20 bucks. Get a digital camera too if you want. Gather friends or find people online if you don't have friends who are interested. You can even ask to become a member of an actual ghost hunting group, where you can have access to all their expensive equipment without having to invest your own money.
~ Research topics online. Dig yourself a nice deep rabbit hole and then dig some more rabbit holes from that. Knowledge is power.
~ Create a YouTube channel and make your own videos - They can be of any topic. You can even just be goofy and completely random to make people laugh.
~ Any form of artwork even if you have no artistic talent - You can get some sharpies and draw intricate, elaborate designs and patterns that could take days.
~ Snorkeling/diving- You can do this by yourself. It's fun and interesting to explore underwater, it's like a new world just for you.
~ Gold panning - You can buy inexpensive gold pans online. Research your city or surrounding cities to see if there is a chance a stream or something nearby has a history of gold. Learn how to do it online.
~ Plant indoor flowers or other various plants - you'll feel a sense of achievement if they don't die right away and if they do, you'll be challenged to do better with your next batch.
~ People watching
Edit: Sorry, I didn't read all of the previous posts until now. I repeated some hobbies others mentioned.
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Originally posted by Murgatroid
You don't need a hobby, you need a PURPOSE...
MAKE EVERY MOMENT MATTER, DON'T LET LIFE PASS YOU BY.
Don't WASTE your life.
Connect with your PURPOSE...
WHO are you?
Originally posted by adnachiel21
reply to post by kromaion
Yes you can get a hobby,Skyrim, it's called Skyrim.You may lose your close family and friends but it's #ing worth it.
Also you may not think of a dog or cat as a hobby because they are a responsibility first and foremost but the time spent with them playing and bonding is precious, I have three cats and an adopted stray dog and they absolutely enrich my life, I can't imagine my life not pulling hair from my mouth,being pushed from my pillow while I sleep, woken at 5 a.m and having holes in my socks.I love them.edit on 5-1-2013 by adnachiel21 because: (no reason given)edit on 5-1-2013 by adnachiel21 because: (no reason given)I love them.edit on 5-1-2013 by adnachiel21 because: (no reason given)edit on 5-1-2013 by adnachiel21 because: (no reason given)edit on 5-1-2013 by adnachiel21 because: (no reason given)