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Is it best to go back to old hobbies, or to start new ones?

  1. lisasuniquevoice profile image75
    lisasuniquevoiceposted 3 years ago

    Is it best to go back to old hobbies, or to start new ones?

  2. Express10 profile image87
    Express10posted 3 years ago

    Maybe going back to old hobbies will bring back good memories. New ones have their value but will take more time to develop good memories if the interest and fun of the new hobby can rise to the same level as the old.

  3. JohnGreasyGamer profile image84
    JohnGreasyGamerposted 3 years ago

    As Express10 rightfully said, older hobbies can take you on a trip down memory lane which - in most of mine - was occupied by the nationalist socialist party, they were that bad. It also depends on the hobby. I used to collect "Warhammer" miniatures for a game I never played; you built them, painted them and sent them into battle through a very advanced military game. It was expensive buying the rule book, the specific army's rule book, the paint, the glue, the model cutters, the terrain, the miniatures themselves and various other things - you could spend a fortune just "getting started!". That's not the best hobby to go to. A good hobby I'd like to go back to is writing fiction, one that took up any time I had, both free and schooltime. I loved writing, still do, but I can't really get in the mood any more. I liked the characters I created, the monsters, the scenarios, the backstories, the settings and a great deal of other peripherals in my book's universe, so going back to old hobbies isn't inherently a bad thing.

    New hobbies can give you some new perspective, seeing it as someone who is active rather than watching someone else do it over their shoulder. You can learn valuable life lessons from it, teach and encourage others with it and perhaps find far more entertainment and lasting appeal than any other hobby you might've indulged in.

    My question is, why not do both if you can? If your hobby was originally collecting things, that could be something to do on the side of writing articles about those things you collect like I do with PS1 games on my YouTube channel. I like to combine my hobbies such as gaming and writing to become a journalist, or collecting models and drawing inspiration from them for a new idea of novel.

    Neither is better, and both are perfect in their own right. Either way, an old hobby was once new at some point; in a few years, it might feel that way all over again.

    1. lisasuniquevoice profile image75
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for giving me an interesting perspective on hobbies. It seems to me that you do a great job expressing yourself through the written word. Maybe that would be a good thing for you to do more of.
      Good luck,

  4. M. T. Dremer profile image95
    M. T. Dremerposted 3 years ago

    Something drew you to the old hobbies in the first place, so there is a good chance it will draw you there again. This is especially true if you already have materials for that hobby (like scrap booking). However, if that hobby no longer holds any interest, then there is nothing wrong with searching around for something new.

  5. Junior90 profile image59
    Junior90posted 3 years ago

    Mix it up, do a bit of everything not too much

    1. lisasuniquevoice profile image75
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You're right. Why do you have to choose one thing to pass your free time?

    2. Junior90 profile image59
      Junior90posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Well that i dnt knw, i actually jst do whateva, makes me happy or cheerful lol