Starting New Hobbies
Throughout my life, I’ve tried many, many different hobbies and activities. I’ve only ever stuck with a few, though. I’ve tried things like guitar, piano, sports, swimming, sewing, YouTube, and art. Out of all the things I’ve tried, I only stuck with guitar, sewing, YouTube, and art. I have recently got into sewing and art and I am having so much fun learning more about them. They’re things I always wanted to be able to do, but I never did. Enough about me, though, here are some of the reasons and some tips on starting a new hobby.
Find Your Thing
If you don’t try new things, you’ll never know what you could’ve excelled at. Maybe starting a new hobby could turn into starting your own business. It could become your career, it could change you life, or at the very least, it could make you happy.
You Don’t Have to be Born with a Gift
There is often this strange idea that to do certain things, you have to have a natural talent for it. News flash–YOU DON’T!
Take drawing for example, so many times people say things like, “Oh, I wish I could draw like that.” And they think because they don’t have this talent, they can’t learn it. Yes, different people are good at different things, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn how to be just as good. Personally, I’ve always said I wanted to be able to draw, but I thought because I wasn’t good from the start, I wouldn’t be able to do it. I started to practice and learn and I have to say, I have come a LONG way with drawing. I’m still not amazing, but it’s getting so much better! Point is, lose the mentality that you need this special talent or gift.
Stick with It
If I had a dollar for every time I’ve given up on something because I wasn’t good at the start, oh my. I start things, expect too much too fast, and give up. Be patient and know that practice takes time. Give it at least a few months before you quit.
Don’t Go All in Right Away
I am guilty of this one for sure. I get all excited to start something new and I go out and buy everything I possibly could for it. And then, when I decide it’s not for me, I’m left with all of these things I won’t use and it’s basically a waste of money. Unless you really want to commit to something start with what you have until you decide if it’s something you want to stick with.