What a Hobby Can Do for Us

Do you have a hobby? Something you do in your free time that is fun, interesting and even challenging?

A hobby can enrich our lives, improve our confidence and self-esteem, expand our knowledge, reduce boredom, provide stress relief, strengthen our patience levels and help us connect with others.

The list of hobbies is endless.

There’s running, hiking, making music, singing in a choir, reading, dancing, cooking, baking, knitting, sewing, painting, drawing, crafting, fishing, bird watching, gardening*, collecting (stamps, coins, records, comic books and so on) and a lot more.

If you’re looking for a new hobby, take a look at this extensive list of 99 Hobbies You Might Consider Picking Up.

So do you have a hobby or are you thinking of starting something new?

PS Gardening is seen as a hobby in Britain—unlike in Germany where we talk about “Gartenarbeit”!

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