How to Find Your Hobby and Passion
Are you someone who keeps on asking yourself what you really want in life? Do you sometimes feel envious when you see people finding what they want to do at a younger age than you?
Aren’t you sometimes wondering why? When people ask you what are your hobbies or passion, you just nod instead?
In this article, I will share with you how to find your hobby, and I promise you that It is easier than what people think it is.
The next parts of this article are a small introduction about me and my personal tips on making the journey to find your passion a lot easier.
A Little Story About Me
if you are reading this article, I know that you went here because you are like me. You felt stuck in life and wish to find your hobby or passion. It could be that I got your attention by placing a series of questions at the start of this article, and you thought: “Hey, that’s me.”
I am like you. In fact, I have only stumbled upon my passion 2 months before I wrote this article. I have been stuck on what my passion really is for the last 24 years of my life. So I definitely understand what you are going through.
Since I am like you, I experienced the same things you have experienced.
When people ask me what do I want to do in life, my hobbies, my plans to do in the future, I just nod and smile.
Did I felt bad for myself? Yes, I definitely did, with that in mind, I would like to say that I am not an expert in this type of things. I am just someone like you that wants to figure out what I want in life, and I definitely found a formula for you to try.
It works for me, I think it would also work for you.
How to Find your Hobby and Passion
Below are the tips on how to find your hobbies and passion.
To start, as I said earlier, I am not an expert on this. I am just someone who just found his passion 2 months ago.
I also did an online search to see if some articles will help me, bad news is that I didn’t.
Here’s why it didn’t work for me.
- They didn’t try to reach me in a personal level – Their article is just like this: Do this, do that. Or Try this, try that. I am also human. If I do all those things, I will just get tired and quit. Why not try to get my attention first, and make me feel that you really care?
- They are so-called experts – It is not that they are not qualified to help, in fact they’re even more qualified than me. They should have a lot more ideas to share. It is because as an expert or a professional, most of them don’t meet me at a personal level. I didn’t really felt like they really care, it is like having a professor that keeps on speaking in class without leveling down to what his/her students feel. I remembered that I encountered that in college, and I always fell asleep on that class.
- They tend to complicated things – They over complicate things with things to do and words that I couldn’t really find in my daily conversations. “I am already in a dilemma, please make it simple.” Is what I always wished for that time.It is like:
- Ross from the friends TV series speaking to you about dinosaurs. (If Paleontology is not your thing.)
- Ted from HIMYM talking about buildings to his friends (If you are not into buildings.)
- Sheldon from TBBT talking about a warm summer evening in ancient Greece.
- If you are fans of these shows, comment below. I will be happy to see a fellow fan of these comedy TV shows. 🙂
This is the reason I made this article and I kept it on a personal level. I also made sure that the words I will be using is simple.
I really care about you and I don’t want you to feel left out like I did before. Plus, I didn’t find much help on the internet before so I decided to make this article.
Before I go on, the picture above is me in Central Perk. I am really a fan of Friends TV show. I would also like to add that I had a problem before on my hair loss but I reversed it. You can check my article here on how I did it: Hair Regrowth
P.S. No Magic Shampoo, Conditioner or Expensive Toner included. All natural. 🙂
1. You are Not Alone, Be Motivated
As I said, I am like you. You are not alone in this journey.
This is the first step in finding your hobby or passion. Always keep this in mind.
You are not alone. You are not a failure. Do not believe what other people say.
You live for a reason. You just couldn’t find it yet. Do not worry, I will help you in the best way I can.
As a saying, “To be prepared is half the victory.” – Miguel de Cervantes
Be ready and prepare your willpower, stay motivated!
2. Alone Time
In a Quora article by someone named Might Jay, he said that just 20 minutes every day to think by yourself will make wonders.
I agree in his answer, with a little tweak. 10 minutes is a good start, just spare a few minutes of your time each day to think by yourself, and you can find some interesting things.
You will not find your passion instantly, as you probably know by now since you are reading this article. Small steps would lead to big wonders. That’s one of my motto in life.
The easiest way for this is to learn how to meditate. I stumbled upon meditation a few years back and I must admit that my brain goes to an overdrive when I do meditation.
I get new ideas when I meditate and I just let them go. That is by far a big mistake for me before, because I could’ve found my passion earlier if I wrote those things down.
With Meditation, finding your purpose in life would be easier, as your mind will wander around the things you want to do.
There are many meditation courses online. The one I used is the Master your Mind course. I created an article that talks about why I used this course, my experiences, and the results. If you are interested, you can read my article here: Master Your Mind Course Review.
Effective journaling is actually the other way you could spend your alone time. As I said above, sparing a few minutes thinking what you want to do in life will do great wonders, and writing them down will make sure you won’t forget them.
This is a simple next step in finding your hobbies. As you learned how to write things down, you will start to discover what you always wanted to do. Eureka! You now have an idea on what your passion is.
For me, my passion is creating my own website and sharing my thoughts to people. I learned that using the three simple steps: Motivation, Alone Time and Journaling.
What’s funny is I don’t know a thing about website creation before I started. Absolute zero knowledge in those things, I took up a pre-medicine course by the way, so making a website is a hard task for me, but I found a platform that made this possible.
The product is, this website you are in right now. I also have a review on the program I used. It is called Wealthy Affiliate. This program helps you create a website and how you could make money from them. I have an article here on my journey in using this platform, feel free to check it out if you are interested: My Journey to Affiliate Marketing
This website is the product of my journey in finding my passion. In fact, as I am writing this article, this website is one and half months old.
Some people prefer not to write things down. I get it because we are in the computer age. If that’s the case, why not make a blog? Don’t be scared that people will find out more about you, you can actually make a private blog.
If you are interested in blogging, I have stumbled upon a nice read article online on why do people create blogs.
The article is made by someone named Mike, the article is interesting because he asked multiple bloggers and compiled their answers into a single article. You can check his article here: Why Do People Create Blogs
As you get to find your passion by having some alone time and writing it down. You should try them out, explore the possibilities. It is endless and I am sure that one of those ideas that you got while meditating and journaling would be your Passion.
You will start to love something you do and be passionate about them. As you see, I am passionate about this website. I am happy I did all the steps above, and I am more happy to share them with you, because it is my passion.
Go find yours! I know you could find it.
Actually, there is a problem.
Like me, I found my hobby but I don’t know how to create and maintain a website. Great job for me finding Wealthy Affiliate, but what if you found yours and you have no idea how to do it.
For example, you want to learn how to play guitar and nobody can teach you how to do it. You can use Skillshare for that.
I use skillshare every day and now, and can now speak a little Japanese because of the course there. Also learned how to write a good journal. I learned the basics of Photoshop and a little about Adobe Premiere Pro.
I wouldn’t learn all those things in a short amount of time without a professional teacher. Skillshare has a lot of classes for everything, thousands of classes if I am not mistaken.
If that’s the problem, you can always try Skillshare. I have tried and tested the platform and it really did wonders for me. Here is a link to their website: Skillshare
5. Check the Things You are NOT Good At
Contrary to what the majority knows, your hobbies or passions are not always something you are instantly good at.
For example: At first, I didn’t know how to create a website.
Do you think if I stayed on the mentality, that my passion is something I will be instantly good at (as always seen on T.V.), would I ever think that blogging is my Passion?
Of course not.
Hobbies are things that you are passionate and interested about. Not what you are instantly good at. You want to learn them, you might not be instantly good at first, but with constant learning and practice, you will definitely get better.
That’s what passion is, an activity that you are interested in.
That’s why I am sharing some shortcuts such as skillshare to make it easier for you.
Do not be afraid to try things out.
6. Search Wikipedia
Something out of the box thinking here. 🙂
Alright, you can’t think of something you want to try out or you want a list of hobbies you could instantly do and test.
Why not search Wikipedia? Something others won’t share with you huh? Here is a link to a Wikipedia page, a list of hobbies. I still suggest you find it on your own though, it just wouldn’t feel right for me.
If this is what you want to do, then do it. Here is the link: List of Hobbies
I do not suggest you do it this way because as I said, It would not feel right as you won’t find it yourself.
But the most important reason why is because there are a lot of hobbies in that list, and to try them all out is something that bugs my lazy self. If you can, then go. As long as you are happy then I will be, it is good that you tried right? Better than doing nothing at all. I shared the link above. 🙂
7. Passion Test
Okay, you are someone who wants to have a test to be sure what their passion is. Why not take The Passion Test then. I haven’t tried it myself, but I would soon try it so I can make another article for you.
Here is the link: The Passion Test
A catalyst is something that could make a process at a faster rate.
Using the methods above can take a long time, even if it just takes 10 minutes every day, a day is a day. If you want to make this faster, there is one last tip I could give you.
That’s right. Get bored. It means that you remove some things that make you excited for a while. For example, you could do the 7 day social media challenge, or do the 90 day No Gaming challenge, or even stop watching our favorite T.V. shows for a while (which is sad but for the better).
Just think that it is something for the better.
The reason is simple. Once you get bored. Your brain will go on to a panic mode on what is happening. You are not as happy as it wants you to be.
So it will find ways to make you happy, it would think of ideas to keep you motivated.
Your brain will give you ideas on what you could try to make you happy and who knows, maybe it could suggest you an activity that would turn out to be your passion someday.
With you and your brain together in the task, your journey in finding your passion would be faster. This is not easy, but will be faster.
The ideas above are made in order to help you guys. I know a lot of us are having a dilemma on what our purpose in life is. Especially if you are someone in the 20s such as me. We call it the quarter-life crisis.
If you are not, whatever your reason is, I really hope you find your passion.
I also would like to hear some from you, if you succeeded in finding your passion, maybe you have something to share with us. Feel free to drop a comment so others will learn from your experience.
I would also like to see some achievements. If you succeeded in finding your passion, or this article helped you, do not forget to visit this again and comment down below. I will definitely be happy to see someone coming back to this article and sharing how they found their passion.
To do this, you can either bookmark my website or save the article somewhere in your notepad.
Petite of Saying
Almost all my articles end with a Petite of Saying where I share some quotes that got my attention.
Here it is: “Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.” – Dale Carnegie
Now that I told you all I know, put them into use. I will be happy to see you again as you comment on how you found your hobby. It’s your time to shine!
Regards to all of you,
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