How To Find A New Hobby

Bored? You should never be bored! There are so many inexpensive ways to pick up new hobbies, like home canning, knitting, baking, and a number of other old-people activities that have been appropriated by hipsters. Pick something and pursue it.

1. Search the web for videos and articles for beginners. Then watch some videos of Japanese cats using chopsticks to take a break from all that learning you just did.

2. Your local library isn’t just a fancy public restroom. It’s a place where you can check out books about your new hobby for free! (But don’t forget to use the bathroom before you go—it’s a lot cleaner than the one in your apartment.)

3. For activities like canning and cooking, see if you can find classes in your area.

4. Set aside time to practice your new hobby each week. It doesn’t have to be much time, but you do have to stick to it. Use the time you spend each week wondering why you still watch The Office even though it hasn’t been good for the past four seasons.

5. Try to meet other people who share the same passion. There are internet communities for everything—make friends online and real-life. The world is full of nerds!

6. Start a Tumblr to show off your new hobby to friends, or sell your creations on Etsy.

You’re well on your way to becoming a modern Renaissance man/woman. Find a new hobby and start all over. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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