How to find a hobby?
June 30, 2010 4:18 PM Subscribe
I've been told by my doctor that I need interests/hobbies. What are your hobbies and how did you get them?
posted by kanata to Grab Bag (75 answers total) 86 users marked this as a favorite
You'd think it would be a simple stupid thing to solve but one of the problems w/ major depression is that you lose all interest in..well, pretty much everything. For myself, even thinking of how to start to have interests in anything is a pretty big step and I'm utterly clueless at it.
I do enjoy reading but my ability to do that comes and goes. I go months not being able to read beyond a simple sentence so that isn't something I can rely on.
I've learnt to crochet on my own but gave that up after a bit since I couldn't master the patterns that I wanted and got tired of making toys when I had nothing to do with them.
Other than that it has been just random surfing online which occupies my time. Apparently this isn't what he means or considers healthy.
I can't even think of one thing at all that interests me and I can't conceive of how I would do so. So I'm seeking inspiration from others. How did you get started in your hobby and do you have any suggestions for me?