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I love my hobbies / interests. But I've grown jaded.

For a while now I've wished to gain new hobbies / interests but I don't know what to look for. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Nov 5, 2014 - 20 answers

How do I get there from here?

I'm pretty sure I'm not ready to date, but I'd like to be ready to date. Thoughts on how to get there? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2014 - 15 answers

I have too many interests and I'm losing it

I have always had multiple interests, and the list has grown as I've gotten older. I can't decide how to pursue them without losing my sanity. [more inside]
posted by Cybria on Feb 18, 2014 - 16 answers

What sports or activities are best learnt at an early age?

My son will be turning two soon. We'd like to take advantage of his spongelike brain to expose him to as many different opportunities to learn new things as possible. I've seen early footage of Justin Bieber and Tiger Woods showing proficiency at this young age already in their respective fields, it seems like there is an advantage to seeing if your child shows talent even at that stage. I have no desire to be a pushy stage mother but if our kid does show interest and ability at something it would be nice to encourage it. So what activities, (violin, guitar, tennis etc) should you be learning very early on to have any chance of really excelling at? And which ones are ok to pick up later? It would be a little sad to find out at 12 that he showed talent at say, gymnastics but started too late to make anything of it.
posted by Jubey on Sep 9, 2013 - 31 answers

What was the deal with my obsessive childhood interests?

I was a raging fan of several different media properties as a kid. I'd like to read or learn more about individuals who are likewise obsessed. [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Aug 25, 2013 - 34 answers

Oh no...I'm boring!

Why don't normal hobbies and activities interest me, or why can't I stick with them? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by averageamateur on May 21, 2013 - 28 answers

Apparently this internet thing is a great big intevention?

Help me refine searches to find awesome websites to visit everyday. [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Feb 18, 2013 - 13 answers

What can you convince a non-reader to read?

My little brother probably has asperger's. He most definitely has next to no interests. Can you help me me find something my brother might like? Snowflakes inside, of course. [more inside]
posted by semp on Feb 11, 2012 - 14 answers

Interested in everything, experienced in nothing. What to choose?

Interested in many things, experienced in none. I want to change my career, but how do I figure out which way to go? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Dec 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Should I make myself read/play more sports?

I have little interest in sports and I'm feeling left out because of it. Should I make myself read/watch more on the subject and pick up a sport? [more inside]
posted by magazineaddict on Aug 9, 2011 - 28 answers

I'm 28 years old and I feel passionless and directionless -- how can I find something, anything that I like to do and will stick with?

I don't really have anything I can say is a 'passion' or 'interest' that I've held for longer than a few months to a year. The result is I feel completely directionless, left with absolutely nothing to do on the weekends and evenings and feeling like I'm wasting my time and abilities on nothing. How do I find something to do that I like doing and can get good at, and how do I keep my interest? I don't think it's from lack of trying new things -- I've worked vastly different jobs and have tried a bunch of different creative things -- writing, drawing, music, etc., but nothing really sticks. I just want to get good at something and take pride in it. I feel like I am completely the same person as I was 5 years ago, and that scares me. What should I do?
posted by allseeingabstract on Jul 2, 2011 - 25 answers

Hurry up and help me before I am not interested in an answer anymore!

One of my few habits is that I have no regular routines/habits. Is this something I definitely need to change or is there a way to leverage this to do everything I want to do in life? [more inside]
posted by thorny on May 31, 2011 - 19 answers

Help me manage my multiple interests and hobbies, aside of my personal and professional life

How can I manage multiple personal interests without going crazy? [more inside]
posted by Matrod on Feb 7, 2011 - 15 answers

How to find a hobby?

I've been told by my doctor that I need interests/hobbies. What are your hobbies and how did you get them? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Jun 30, 2010 - 75 answers

Hobbies for grumpy old men?

My father just retired and is losing interest in the hobbies he once loved. I'd like to help try to spark some passion in something that will get him excited, and hopefully, get him out of the house. The catch? He is generally antisocial, depressed, and is extremely set in his ways. [more inside]
posted by Tooty McTootsalot on Jun 23, 2010 - 28 answers

Adapting boyfriend's hobbies, is it a good or bad thing?

Adapting boyfriend's hobbies, is it a good or bad thing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 9, 2010 - 29 answers

Please find us a hobby we'll both enjoy

He's extroverted, a bit macho ("ballroom dancing is for sissies!"), adrenaline junkie, but also lazy. She's introverted, nerdy, does NOT like adrenaline rushes (especially not of the "there's a rather real possibility I might injure myself or die doing this" type). Please suggest hobbies and activities they might both enjoy! [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Jan 20, 2010 - 40 answers

Have you ever unintentionally fallen out of love with an interest or hobby?

Have you ever fallen out of love with an interest or hobby, against your best wishes? What do you attribute it to? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Dec 30, 2009 - 31 answers

I'm in need of a (new) hobby!

How do I go about getting back into hobbies, or finding new ones (suggest some)? [more inside]
posted by cofie on Nov 24, 2009 - 15 answers

Moving past social anxiety

Does anyone else feel like an imposter? I often have a hard time building relationships with people. I can be polite and make small talk with other people, but I struggle with making friends. I struggle with social anxiety which is part of the problem, but how do you move past it and build relationships with other people so that they are genuinely interested in getting to know you better? [more inside]
posted by Garden on Oct 5, 2009 - 13 answers

How to create an interest-based survey that groups users/discussions based on matches?

I'm looking for help in finding good examples of interest surveys for social sites that match a user to a group/other users based on interest survey results (very much like StumbleUpon process but its focused on matching sites I might like). I'm looking for best practices, too, to decide on hierarchy structure (what is a considered a top level and second level category). [more inside]
posted by dael on Nov 17, 2008 - 1 answer

Suggestions for my new job or career?

I've done some soul-searching, and I've come up with some ideas for new jobs or careers for myself, but I know there are other possibilities out there that I just haven't thought of yet. Based on my skills and interests, can you think of a great job or career for me? [more inside]
posted by springo on Sep 21, 2008 - 8 answers

Fizzled Out on Passion

Depression has knocked my passion (for everything) out. Gwargh. What do I do while I get therapy sorted? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 21, 2008 - 13 answers

I've got all the time in the world, and nothing to do with it.

How do you try new things? [more inside]
posted by hamhed on Oct 31, 2007 - 16 answers

Can I be a snake-breeding, table-waiting professional crocheter?

I love everything. How can I narrow down my field of interest to decide what I want to do for the rest of my life? [more inside]
posted by d13t_p3ps1 on Oct 11, 2007 - 21 answers

It takes time to make time

How do you fit everything into life that you want to do? [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Jun 21, 2007 - 20 answers

Want to help me figure out how to figure out what I like to do?

I have a lot of free time now that I'm single again, but I don't really know what to do with it. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2006 - 22 answers

What can we do together?

What do you and your significant other like to do together? [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on Apr 14, 2006 - 36 answers

Help me find what I want.

All of the guides to life planning or career management start from the assumption that the individual knows what they want or at least what they like. I have no idea what I want. What can I do to discover or rediscover direction? [more inside]
posted by Tolerant on Mar 16, 2006 - 23 answers

Help me decide on a project...

Help me decide on a project... [more inside]
posted by jackofsaxons on Dec 22, 2005 - 12 answers

How to gauge a persons musical interests?

My girlfriends brother wants some new music to listen to. What questions can I ask to better gauge what suggestions I make? [more inside]
posted by Botunda on Sep 20, 2005 - 16 answers

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