This is a partial list of hobbies. A hobby is an activity, interest, enthusiasm, or pastime that is undertaken for pleasure or relaxation, done during one's own time. This list includes only recognized hobbies that have been the subject of published discussions or that have organized membership associations. Entries in this list should be links to Wikipedia articles about very specific hobbies or to articles about the subjects of hobbies where there is a section demonstrating that it is, or was, a recognized hobby.
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- ^"What is Amateur Radio?". Radio Society of Great Britain. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
- ^"The Sport". World Baton Twirling Federation. World Baton Twirling Federation. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
- ^"Boardgame Players Association". Boardgame Players Association. Boardgame Players Association. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
- ^"About Us". IAMPETH. International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
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- ^Zelle, John (2004). Python Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science. Wilsonville, Oregon: Franklin, Beedle & Associates. p. 3. ISBN 9781887902991.
- ^Aspray, William; Hayes, Barbara (2011). Everyday Information: The Evolution of Information Seeking in America. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. p. 219. ISBN 9780262015011.
- ^Dorfman, Elena (4 June 2007). Fandomania. New York: Aperture Foundation. ISBN 9780262015011.
- ^"American craze for 'extreme couponing' hits Britain". The Daily Mail. London. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
- ^Hamand, Maggie (18 November 2010). Creative Writing For Dummies. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781119992448.
- ^Solovay, Amy. "Is Crochet the Right Hobby for You?". About.com. About.com. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
- ^"About the ACA:History". American Cryptogram Association. American Cryptogram Association. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
- ^Simpson, Jacqueline; Roud, Stephen (2 November 2000). A Dictionary of English Folklore. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780192100191.
- ^Asch, David; Caplin, Steve (9 December 2010). How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements 9: Discover the Magic of Adobe's Best Kept Secret. Oxford: Focal Press. p. 111. ISBN 9780240522388.
- ^Jackson, Albert; Day, David (25 January 2011). Collins Complete DIY Manual. Indianapolis: Wiley Publishing. ISBN 9781118032008.
- ^"About us - National Operatic and Dramatic Association". National Operatic and Dramatic Association. National Operatic and Dramatic Association. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
- ^ abJackson, Albert; Day, David (25 January 2011). Drawing for Dummies. Indianapolis: Wiley Publishing. ISBN 9781118032008.
- ^Frenzel, Lou. "Whatever Happened to the Electronics Hobbyist?". electronicdesign.com. Penton Media. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
- ^"Embroiderers' Guild:About Us". embroiderersguild-secure.co.uk. Embroiderers Guild. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
- ^"Organising a flower club". nafas.org.uk. National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
- ^Barford, Vanessa (21 February 2012). "The cult of the hyperpolyglot". BBC. BBC. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
- ^Meriläinen, Mikko (2012). "The self-perceived effects of the role-playing hobby on personal development"(PDF). International Journal of Role-Playing: 1–65. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
- ^Rodriguez, Gregory (30 May 2014). "How Genealogy Became Almost as Popular as Porn". Time Magazine. IPC Media. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
- ^Kramer, Anne (June 2010). Learn How to Blow Glass: Glass Blowing Techniques, Step by Step Instructions, Necessary Tools and Equipment. Psylon Press. ISBN 9780986642609.
- ^"American Homebrewers Association". homebrewersassociation.org. American Homebrewers Association. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
- ^"Reddit Hydroponics Forum". www.reddit.com/r/hydro/. crowdsourced by www.reddit.com/.
- ^ abcBird, Dennis L. "NISA History". iceskating.org. National Ice Skating Association. Archived from the original on 22 September 2008. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
- ^Dismore, Heather (14 March 2013). Jewelry Making and Beading for Dummies. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons. pp. 1–350. ISBN 1118497805.
- ^Wallop, Harry (30 April 2013). "There's nothing puzzling about our love of jigsaws". The Daily Telegraph. London: Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- ^Beck, Meagan (25 July 2014). "Orchard Street Pump house educates jugglers in quirky hobby". The State News. The State News. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
- ^"Knitting & Crochet Guild: About the Guild". kcguild.org.uk. Knitting & Crochet Guild. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
- ^Raffel, Marta Cotterell (30 June 2003). The Laces of Ispwich: The Art and Economics of an Early American Industry, 1750-1840. Hanover, New Hampshire: University Press of New England. pp. 31–33. ISBN 1584651636.
- ^Clark, Donald. "Introduction to the Fundugust 2011". Alcester: Read Books. ISBN 144742199X.
- ^Bedford, Allan (1 December 2012). The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide. Daly City, California: No Starch Press. ISBN 1593274416.
- ^Pomeroy, Janet (1964). Recreation for the Physically Disabled. New York: Macmillan. p. 254. ISBN 9780023961106.
- ^"How to Build a Hobby Machine Shop". thomasnet.com. Thomas Register. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
- ^DuMont, Katie (1 November 2001). The New Macrame: Contemporary Knotted Jewelry and Accessories. Asheville: Lark Books. ISBN 1579902278.
- ^Davies, Hugh (15 March 2005). "Royal Mail has magic licked". The Daily Telegraph. London: Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
- ^Usher, Matthew. "Getting started in car modeling". Scale Auto Magazine. Kalmbach Publishing. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
- ^Berry, Thiranut Deborah (1 January 2006). Origami for Fun!. Minneapolis: Capstone Publishers. ISBN 9780756516895.
We all have hobbies that deal with our specific interests. A hobby is what a person enjoys doing at their own leisure. Many people have hobbies because doing what they love can bring happiness and joy towards their lives. Hobbies lets a person know what they will do next time to occupy themselves when they have a free afternoon or a day to themselves. This could include an interest such as: painting a drawing, reading a novel by their favorite author, playing their favorite sport, learning how to play an instrument and many more. Some say that a hobby is a time for relaxation and pleasure as they pursue an activity during their spare time. However, a hobby is more than means of relaxation and has more aspects and other benefits to it such as: self-improvement, a richer social life, and extra income in time.
To start with, a hobby is a means for self-improvement. Hobbies can help a person discover their skills and how to improve them further. The longer a person pursues their favorite activity helps motivate them to work harder. It is a perfect way of learning because they aren’t doing it to please anyone else but themselves which makes the learning more effective. Another learning opportunity with a hobby is time-management skills. A person with a hobby must have a schedule that helps them get their priorities done but also have time set aside to do what they love. A hobby helps to improve ourselves and the skills we have.
Second, a hobby gives a person a better and richer social life. Sharing the same interest with other people can boost up your social life as it would bring a solid context on conversations and socializing. For example, if a person enjoys dancing then he would probably join a dance group or club and make friends who share the same passion as he does. Having the same hobby as someone can result in a great deal of wonderful conversations. Your hobby can bring you a stimulating social life as you will be able to interact with many people.
Finally, a hobby can become a means for extra income in time. There are many people who achieve jobs by doing what they love to do. As their hobby starts to improve and reaches a stage of professionalism, then they will be able to make money out of it. For example, painters enjoy making drawings but to reach the point where they could sell it for income they must’ve practiced their hobby for years. Nevertheless, they love what they do and they are getting rewarded for their hard work in the end. Such people are very blessed to be earning their living by doing what they are passionate about, as that will guarantee happiness and success.
In summation, having a hobby helps to improve ourselves, enriches our social network, and may produce future income. If you want to fit more into your life and achieve happiness, joy and success; try to discover what you are attracted to. Find a hobby and stay with it. It will be worth all the time, effort and money you put into it. You never know, you may become a different person.