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Hobbies and its importance

The term hobby refers to an activity or interest that is done for pleasure, relaxation or during leisure time of an individual. Hobby can also be done for the sake of fun or reward. A person who engages in an activity exclusively for fun is called an amateur (or hobbyist). In contrast to amateur, a professional who engages in an activity receives reward.

Earlier, leisure time was used as an opportunity to pursue one's passions and interests that were not stimulated in one's career. In the present scenario, people often spend leisure time camped out in front of the TV or computer or even just lay on a couch.

Why hobbies are important in individual's life?

Every individual need a hobby to relax and refresh their mind and body from the busy work schedule. Spending your leisure time in satisfying pursuits adds interest to your life. Besides, it fills your life with joy, increases your eye for detail, keep your mind sharp, expand your creativity, avoid feeling bored and help you meet friends with similar interests and learn valuable skills. A hobby of your interest brings your passion and keeps you free from depression and restlessness.

A hobby like watching TV, or being addicted to Facebook will waste your valuable time and it is considered as an unhealthy tasks.

Hobby reveals an individual's character

As every human being possesses a hobby, their favorite pastimes can provide shorthand for their personality. Hobby itself represents a lot more about that person. Hobby reveals your likes, and what qualities/skills you possess. Sometimes, the hobby will provide a "punch line" for the character because it is completely at odds with their personality.

Types of hobbies:

Hobbies differ from person to person. There are many hobbies according to the individual's pursuit. Some of the examples are:

1. Competitive hobbies: These hobbies provide compensation or reward. Examples include chess, poker, fencing, cricket, basket ball etc.

2. Collection hobbies: These hobbies include collection of cards, coins, book, stamp, stone, fossil hunting, insect collection, flower collection, rock stacking etc.

3. Observation hobbies: Herping, bird watching, people watching, travelling etc are some of the observation hobbies.

Science Hobbies

  • Astronomy
  • Microscopy
  • Model Rocketry
  • Model airplanes
  • Electronics
  • Telescope Making
  • Spelunking
  • Rock Collecting

Electronic Hobbies

  • Amateur and HAM Radio
  • CB Radio
  • Building circuits
  • Robotics
  • Home Theatre
  • Home Automation
  • R/C Cars
  • R/C Boats
  • R/C Planes
  • R/C Helicopters

Making Things Hobbies

  • Blacksmithing
  • Making Dollhouses
  • Making Dioramas
  • Making Telescopes
  • Making Musical Instruments
  • Home Brewing
  • Woodworking
  • Pottery
  • Candles
  • Sculpture
  • Radio Controlled cars and Planes
  • Cooking
  • Film Making
  • Go Karts
  • Stained Glass objects and windows
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Shadow Boxes
  • Doll Making
  • Sewing
  • Restoring Antiques
  • Book Making
  • walking sticks

Scale Model Building Hobbies

  • Dioramas
  • Model aircraft
  • Model Railroads
  • Model figures
  • Model Rockets
  • Model Ships
  • Model Yachts
  • Wargame terrain making

Arts & Crafts Hobbies

  • Scrapbooking
  • Pottery
  • Candlemaking
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Origami
  • Jewelry Making
  • Leather Crafting
  • Glass Blowing
  • Weaving
  • Soapmaking
  • Quilling
  • Embroidery
  • Paper Making
  • Enamels
  • Wood Carving
  • Engraving
  • Beadwork and beading
  • Wire Jewelry making
  • Crochet
  • Tole Painting
  • GunSmithing

Sports & Outdoors Hobbies

  • Travel
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Nature Walking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Bird Watching
  • Four Wheeling
  • Baseball/Softball
  • Rafting/Canoeing
  • Butterfly collecting and watching
  • Backpacking
  • Bouldering
  • Gardening
  • Organic Gardening
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Ghosthunting
  • Horse Riding
  • Paintballing
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Skiing
  • Surfing
  • Skateboarding
  • Martial Arts
  • Spelunking
  • Skydiving
  • Fencing
  • Golfing
  • Hang Gliding
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Tombstone Rubbing
  • Sailing
  • Table Tennis
  • Pinball
  • Ballet Dancing
  • Belly Dancing
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Gold Panning

Gardening and Plants Hobbies

  • Bonsai
  • Orchid Raising
  • Terrariums
  • Food Gardening
  • Flower Gardening
  • Hothouse Gardening
  • Floral Arranging
  • Hydroponics

Collecting Hobbies

  • Coins
  • Stamps
  • Memorabilia
  • Clocks
  • Sports Cards
  • Model Trains
  • Antiques
  • Artwork
  • Musical works like CD's or Albums
  • Posters
  • Butterflies/Insects
  • Wine
  • Books
  • Snow Globes
  • Swords
  • Movies
  • Bottles
  • Insects
  • Bottles and Cans
  • Classic Video Games
  • Comic Books
  • Crystals and Rocks
  • Currency
  • Fountain Pens
  • Fossils
  • Guns
  • Knives
  • Miniature Figures
  • Postcards
  • Scale Models
  • Terry Bears
  • Toys
  • Coasters
  • matchboxes
  • Cameras
  • Calendars
  • Rocks & Minerals
  • Hummels
  • Business cards
  • Pinball Machines/ arcade games
  • Arrow Heads

Music Hobbies

  • Learn an Instrument
  • Collect Music like CD's or Albums
  • Composing Music
  • Karaoke

Animal Related Hobbies

  • Beekeeping
  • Bird Watching
  • Dog Breeding
  • Falconry
  • Fishkeeping
  • Hunting
  • Dog training
  • Aquarium
  • Horse Riding
  • Vivariums
  • Animal Breeding

Paper Crafts Hobbies

  • Origami
  • Paper Dioramas (Tatebanko)
  • Decoupage
  • Paper Models
  • Making Paper
  • Quilling

Performing Arts Hobbies

  • Juggling
  • Puppet theatre
  • Dancing
  • Magic Tricks
  • Singing
  • Amateur Theatre
  • Poetry Reading
  • Storytelling

Food Related Hobbies

  • Baking
  • Barbecue and Grilling
  • Home Brewing wine/beer/Mead
  • Home Canning and Jarring
  • Cake Making and decorating
  • Wine Tasting

More Hobbies

  • Magic and Sleight of Hand
  • Metal Detecting/Treasure hunting
  • photography
  • Journaling/writing
  • Performing Arts
  • Modeling
  • Do It Yourself
  • Astrophotography
  • Darkroom
  • Portraiture photos
  • Kite and Rocket Aerial Photography
  • Reenactment: SCA/medieval/civil war
  • Bonsai
  • Body Building
  • Treasure hunting
  • Geo Caching
  • Map Making
  • Writing
  • Photography
  • Nature Photography
  • Astrology
  • Tarot and Card Reading
  • Body Art/Tattoos/Piercings
  • Tie Dyeing
  • Dumpster Diving
  • Geneaology
  • Antiquing
  • People Watching
  • Taxidermy
  • Fly Tying (For Fly Fishing)
  • MakingWalking Sticks

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