- Games, Toys, and Hobbies
Time To Find A New Hobby
Are you bored with your life?
Hobby- "an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation and not as a main occupation, a spare-time recreational pursuit."
Does it seem like you are spending too much of your precious time being a spectator instead of a participant? Do you lack diversion and excitement in your life? Do you need to find some new way to spend your leisure time?
If you answered yes to any, or all of the above questions, maybe it is time for you to find a new hobby!
Why not try stamp collecting?
How can you find the hobby that is just right for you?
The "list of hobbies" available for you to consider is definitely long and growing all the time.
Hobbies can be as diversified as becoming a collector, playing games, participating in outdoor recreation of some sort, cooking, gardening, singing, the list goes on and on. The biggest challenge you might face is finding out which hobby is just right for you. The best hobby is one that will fit your personality and your lifestyle.
How about coin collecting?
Try restoring classic cars!
Try your hand at art projects!
Answering a few questions can help you determine just what hobby you might be interested in:
How much time do you have? Some hobbies might be too demanding on your time limitations and might not be practical for your situation. Don't ever allow your hobby to become a burden...you are supposed to "enjoy" your time spent in a hobby.
How much money do you want to invest in your hobby? Some hobbies are costly and might be prohibitive depending on the budget you have for that area of diversion. There are many great hobbies that are inexpensive and enjoyable. You may choose to rent equipment you may need for your new hobby to see if you like it before you buy all the items required to participate in it.
Do you like to spend time indoors or outdoors? There are many advantages to each of these areas of choice. If you choose an activity that can be done indoors you are never deterred by the weather conditions and you can enjoy yourself in your own home. If you choose an outdoor activity you might look for possibilities that are open to you as close as your own backyard.
Do you want a hobby that you can enjoy with others or do you prefer to enjoy them alone? If you have social interaction at work and just desire some alone time, then you should choose a hobby that you can do by yourself. If however, you desire the company of others then a more social hobby would be desirable.
Do you enjoy working with your hands, or creating things? The answer to this simple question could open up a whole avenue of possibilities for you. From needlepoint to wood carving, there are a multitude of hobbies you can do if you get satisfaction from these areas.
Finally, what is your passion? Everybody has something that just sparks their interest, or lights a fire of interest to your soul. If you are uncertain as to what this might be, try something new. You might just find you have searching for that new interest all along.
Need some more ideas?
Here are four more exciting new hobbies you might like to try:
Why not try Car Art?
Harrod Blanks Art Car
Why not design an "Art Car"!
Tired of driving your same old vehicle? Why not transform your car into an "Art Car" and become a part of the Art Car World. This hobby is one that takes just a little creativity, and a lot of imagination.
Harrod Blank, the founder and developer of the Art Car has fast turned this hobby into a nation wide craze. These Art Cars can be seen in parades, festivals and now in their own Art Car Museum.
Spice up your life, become a creator of an Art Car!
Links to help to start your new hobby.
- Art Cars in Cyberspace Home Page
Great ideas on what to use to create your Art Car...garage sale treasures.
- Art Cars Calendar
Art Car Events Calendar for the coming 2008 year.
- artcarz : A list for discussion of artcar events and assistance ONLY
artcarz: A list for discussion of artcar events and assistance ONLY- a great support group for aspiring Art Car artists.
The Best of Art Car Fest
The Mercedes Pens
Try visiting the Artcar Museum
- ArtCar Museum
The Artcar Museum is a private institution dedicated to contemporary art. It’s an exhibition forum for local, national, and international artists. It is the “Garage Mahal” of Art Cars.
Art Cars- just the hobby for you!
Why let perfectly good food go to waste?
Road Kill Recipes for you to try
If cooking as a hobby only seems to whet your appetite, why not try cooking in a specialized area, perhaps like becoming a Road Kill Cook.
Some participants who are enthusiasts are the Fat Boys Wilderness Club, they explained, "We've been doing this nine years. The Fat Boys are brothers, cousins, old military comrades, and it's a chance for us to get together and spend a fun weekend."
This is a hobby that is definitely a matter of taste, but as they say, "If it comes from the hood, it has to be good."
- Roadkill Recipes
Try some of these recipes as a start for your new hobby.
Punkin Chunkin World Championships
If you enjoy food, but not cooking...why not get involved with Punkin Chunkin?
Punkin Chunkin is actually a hobby that involves hurling a pumpkin by mechanical means over great distances in an attempt to hurl it the farthest. The methods used to hurl the pumpkins include slingshots, catapults, trebuchets, and pneumatic air cannons. Not only can the hobby include engineering skills, but you could use your gardening skills to grow the perfect pumpkin to chuck!
The cost of this hobby however might be taken into consideration, as the mechanical devises used to hurl the pumpkin are quite extensive. Perhaps, one might attend a competition first to ensure the interest is true.
I am not so sure Charlie Brown would approve of this hobby!
Additional information to help you start your hobby of Punkin Chunkin.
- Punkin Chunkin Puts Down Roots - Roadside America
Strange travel news, reported and commented on by the editors at Roadsideamerica.com, featuring unusual attractions, tourist traps, weird vacations, and road trips.
- Howstuffworks "What is a punkin chunkin, and what types of machines throw those"
What is a punkin chunkin, and what types of machines throw those pumpkins so far?
Lawn Mower Racing
If you desire a little more action, why not try Lawn Mower Racing?
For an outdoor adventurous hobby, why not try the "Grass Roots" motor sport of lawn mover racing.
These racing machines are originally commercial lawn mowers that were designed to simply mow lawns. The USLMRA (United States Lawn Mower Racing Association) has allowed for certain modifications to be done to the mower however, they must remain suitable for cutting grass. To race all the cutting blades must be removed from the mowers.
So get on the "cutting edge" of the sport and get out there and "kick some grass!"
Lawn Mower Racing
Join Hubpages today and start a new hobby!
The above four just not your style, why not try your hand at writing?
If none of the above "tickles your fancy" why not try writing as a hobby.
Hubpages is the perfect place to start, as it is the perfect place to "publish your passion."
If this seems like something you would like to try, then just click here and sign up today!
After you do, to learn all you need to know about writing on Hubpages go and visit Darkside, a wonderful talented writer on this site... he is the total Hubpage guru!
Still need suggestions for a great hobby? Hubpages is the perfect place to look!
Why not check out these other great ideas from some experts on Hubpages. You never know you just might find something to help you relax and fill up your free time!
Becoming a Pet Owner is a great pass time!
Whitney05 is an expert when it comes to pets! She has tons of great ideas and suggestions to help you start out in a hobby that involves animals!
Traveling can be a wonderful hobby!
Lissie on HubPages is a perfect place to start to learn about a hobby in travel. She gives expert advice and information about the best way to go about this adventurous hobby.
Why not try becoming an expert at "games."
Gamergirl would be the perfect person to study if you were interested in any sort of game. Be they roleplaying games, board games, computer or Xbox games, Gamergirl is there with great information to get you started.
Biking can be a great hobby with health benefits attatched!
Funride is the biking expert on Hubpages. He can point you in the perfect direction for picking out a bike, ranging from a childrens bike to a mountain bike.
Music can be a great hobby!
DJ Funktual is the music expert. He has information on any piece of music, from Classic Rock to Hip Hop. Find out interesting trivia and factual information about the art of music collection.
John D Lee
Cooking for a hobby is really topping the chart lately!
John D Lee is a professional chef and he is willing to share what he knows for all his Hubpage viewers. If you want to improve your cooking skills check out his Hubs.
What could be a more relaxing hobby than fishing?
Womenfishing is the resident expert on the fine art of fishing. Visit her Hubs to learn the secrets of the hobby of fishing.
Gardening can be a relaxing and rewarding hobby!
Bob Ewing is where you would want to go to find out all about gardening. He gives advice on anything you could possibly want to plant, from Hollyhocks to a Rooftoop Garden, he has the answers.
Sewing, Crocheting, Handiwork, all great hobbies to try.
Zsuzsy Bee will introduce you into the world of creativity. Learn how to do any type of handiwork, which is becoming somewhat of a lost art!
Discover the beauty of art as a hobby.
Kenny Wordsmith is an artist that believes everyone can be an artist. Learn what it takes to develop your appreciation for art, and practical skills for improving your artistic talent.
Family History and Genealogy are great hobbies!
Family History Research
If this list has helped in your search for a hobby...give it a thumbs up!
Finding a hobby that is just right for you can take some searching and trying! Once you find one, you will have enjoyment, socialization and satisfaction from doing something you really like to do. Good luck!
If you have found a hobby that you love...tell us what it is and why you like it in the comments below....