How to Find a Hobby You'll Stick With

Are you tired of starting something, spending hundreds of dollars on it, and end up leaving it after a few months, only to do the same again for another activity? This article might help you find a hobby that you will stick with.


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    Know whether what you want to do is a physical or a mental/creative hobby.
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    Assuming you want something physical, ask yourself what environment do you feel most comfortable in. Unless you love challenging yourself, in which case, what environment is enough of a challenge, and pleases you aesthetically as well.
    • Say you like water, but you are challenged by the ocean. Try surfing, stick with it, and if you get frustrated, remember that this sport takes long to learn, you are better and like it, it is unlikely that you will ever quit, or be the same person again if you move away from the ocean. (Don't do this if you ever want to go inland, you'll be a depressed wreck!) To avoid initial costs and also learn the sport much quicker, join a surf school, but not those ones catering to tourists, they will take you as far as riding white water, and not farther. . . most people quit before they even rode a real wave in the curl (The part closest to the whitewash but still on the green part.)!
    • The same principle works for most nature sports, like mountain climbing, windsurfing, etc.
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    If what you want to do is on the creative side, look for clubs and get-togethers, and join them for a few sessions. Some trial and error is needed to find something you like.
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    Never buy into a hobby that you don't have a reasonable feeling that you will continue doing it.
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    If you start something in the trading card range, just buy one or two of the latest decks and find another beginner like you at a club. It sucks to play with a beginners deck and beginners skill against advanced people who have thousands of dollars of cards that they build there technical decks out of. You will get creamed inevitably.


  • Do not go and buy yourself the latest and greatest equipment, like that $2000 mountain bike when you are going to ride a couple of easy trails. Try to rent something for the first few times.
  • Don't go renting something for $15+ a day for a week if it costs $200 to buy it. You might as well buy yourself entry level equipment.
  • Find clubs. Clubs are your key to cheaply find out if a hobby is worth considering or not.


  • Never do anything that is harmful to you or the environment.
  • If you're going to be involved with video games, rent games from Gamefly, Blockbuster, or another store. If you don't like the game you wouldn't have paid as much as if you would've if you had bought it.
  • Don't commit to anything long term unless you're sure this is the hobby for you.

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