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Hobbies are simply anything you do that’s for fun. The activity isn't something you are getting paid to do, rather something you enjoying doing on your free time that helps you decompress and connect with other people.

For a lot of people these days it seems like their only leisure activities are watching television and catching up on Facebook. That’s a shame, because hobbies—from rock climbing to collecting silver spoons—can have real benefits.

Of course everyone is different and your personality does play a role in what sorts of hobbies you like. If you don’t have a lot of patience you might feel like quilting might be too much for you, but exploring quick sewing projects might be a better choice.

Maybe you really like hanging out with friends, so you need to take a class or have an interest that you can do with a group. If you travel a lot, something portable or that you can take with you anywhere is helpful; if you’re a homebody you might love to be surrounded by a cool collection.

Think about the things you already like and how they might expand. If you’re always ordering fun drinks, maybe you could learn to make some at home. If you can’t resist the colors in the paintings at your favorite restaurant, perhaps you should pick up some paint or a camera and explore color.

The truth is you may not select the perfect activity for you right away but you can have a lot of fun trying out new things and exploring what’s out there. Do some web searches, visit the library, don’t be afraid to try new things, and soon you’ll have a hobby that provides you with a lot of fun and stress relief, too.
  1. Hobbies are often done when someone is   .

  2. Productive hobbies give a lot of   to the one doing them.

  3. When a person is not interested in what he is doing, he usually   easily.

  4. A lot of people enjoy   different things and treasure them as their own.

  5. Many young peopl cannot   spending a lor of time on social media.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. What are your hobbies?

  2. Why are hobbies beneficial?

  3. Which of your hobbies do you get to do often? Are there any you'd like to do more often?


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