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What are your hobbies?

Discussion in 'Community Off Topic' started by Homestead Hermit, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Homestead Hermit

    Homestead Hermit Peer Supporter

    I believe hobbies and those things we LOVE and have a passion for are what will counter-balance TMS. So here's a chance to share what you love :)

    Sky Gazing, Cloudwatching, and Star Observation
    Sun Bathing and Sun Naps (oh that feeling when you sit in a patch of sun and it's just heaven)
    Listening to music
    Sunday drives
    Strolls in the country
    Sunrises and Sunsets
    Hiking and smelling pine trees
    Yoga and exercise
    Writing, writing, writing!
    Great movies
    Traveling and exploring new places
    Baking and cooking
    Trying new favorite coffee shops, cafes, and bakeries
    Afternoon tea :)
    All things British (I'm an American Anglophile)

    ....the list goes on!
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  2. plum

    plum Beloved Grand Eagle

    I love this.
    Some random loves and hobbies from my life:

    Belly dancing
    Swimming and being an utter Jacuzzi hog
    Cooking (my favourite creative act)
    Movies (huge movie buff)
    Playing with gorgeous puppies (dogs for the blind and disabled are puppy socialised in our area. The dogs are heart-meltingly adorable)
    Flirting with soulful and amusing gentlemen
    Walking (especially through the shaded part of my local park)
    Going back to bed
    Yin Yoga
    and cuddling.
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  3. MindBodyPT

    MindBodyPT Beloved Grand Eagle

    Thanks for starting this thread! Some of mine:

    Cooking and baking
    Any form of exercise that is fun and stressful-relieving!
    Petting cats
    Quality time with friends and my husband
    Drinking wine or a good cocktail
    Watching a good comedy show
    Listening to podcasts

    To name a few :)
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  4. alamobecky

    alamobecky Newcomer

    Hi, MindBodyPT, I stumbled upon a podcast recently that I think you'd enjoy. It's called "Seincast." Two pretty funny best friends discuss the "excruciating minutiae" of every single Seinfeld episode. I listen to it while I stroll the neighborhood or hike. Very entertaining. Curious who your favorite authors are. I'm just beginning Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. My favorite author is Sarah Waters.
  5. alamobecky

    alamobecky Newcomer

    My hobbies in no particular order:

    Mediterranean cooking -- you had me at hummus
    Simultaneously reading a book of fiction and one of nonfiction
    Adoring our adopted one-eyed kitty Princess Grace
    Watching Wentworth online (most of the time legally ... uh-oh)
    Renewing my vow to meditate every morning
    Sending my husband and daughter online articles they'll never read
    Square-foot gardening
    Discovering a great new wine
    Elizabethan blackwork and teeny-tiny cross-stitch
    Taking warm foot baths
    Baking and gifting loaves of Jim Lahey's No-Knead Bread (this bread makes people soooo happy)
    Making money for a local nonprofit by selling clothing online
    Seeking out movies I might love as much as I did Babette's Feast
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  6. MindBodyPT

    MindBodyPT Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi alamobecky!

    I used to watch Seinfeld a lot with my family, we were big fans! Thanks for the share. I don't have any specific authors that I follow but am currently reading a few things- some works by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Japanese memoir called Where The Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye, and Anathem, by Neal Stephenson (my husband loves and I finally caved to reading it even though its super long!)
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  7. Betsy4ever

    Betsy4ever New Member

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  8. Kylin Foster

    Kylin Foster Peer Supporter

    Some things I love:)!

    Laughing until it hurts
    Wearing clothes fresh out the dryer
    The smell of my hair after a shower
    Baking with friends
    Cooking in the kitchen with some fun music and wine
    Deep conversations late at night
    Falling in love
    New resteraunts
    Laying in the grass when the Suns out
    Felling pretty
    Feeling loved
    Having someone play with my hair
    Water parks
    Falling asleep with my dog
    Eating good food when I'm really hungry
    Trying new things
    Being silly
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  9. LoriCarlson

    LoriCarlson Newcomer

    I love listening to music
    Yoga and exercise
    Have a cool bath
    Being silly with people I love
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  10. TracieYoung

    TracieYoung Newcomer

    All these too are my things which i mostly do.
  11. Lily Rose

    Lily Rose Beloved Grand Eagle

    I am a self-admitted word-freak (and this is said with self love ;) ). Hobbies are activities done in leisure time. My list is not things done in the little gaps of time between doing things I'd rather not do .... my list is an integral aspect of my life.

    ~Devouring books
    ~Watching the Bees and the Hummingbirds sip nectar from flowers
    ~Talking to Wasps (such social creatures!)
    ~Listening to the Trees that grace our Land (Sebastian is our old old old Willow, and the Black Locust Tree houses a wild Bee hive within the base of the trunk)
    ~Devoting time to creatively re-using container that most people throw away ... and here is an example:
    These are what I made from two yogurt container ... a Bohemian Dream Catcher and planters for my growing collection of African Violets. The cozy is made using Tunisian crochet stitches.

    ~Dot Painting (which has done exceptionally well at our local Farmers' Market)

    ~ Poi Spinning (and making the Poi)

    ~ Making sparkly jewelry (we must sparkle to show the Faeries that we love them!)
    ~ Newly making wire Fey arm bands
    ~ Crocheting
    ~ Harvesting my Herbs (after asking permission and expressing gratitude)
    ~ Harvesting the apples and black berries and grapes
    ~ Making healing salves and balms
    ~ Meditating
    ~ Dance, in the form of flowing motions that incorporate yoga, belly dancing and whatever feels good!
    ~ Spending time with our beloved Lucy (a Golden Retriever/Lab rescued dog)
    ~ Writing
    ~ Just being with my Husband of 30 years

    .... No, these are not hobbies ... they are my Life.

    .... with Love and Gratitude <3
  12. scorewrist

    scorewrist New Member

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  13. gonzohatch

    gonzohatch New Member

    I love:
    listening to music
    spending time with my husband
    falling inlove and feeling loved
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  14. Time2be

    Time2be Well known member

    Babetts feast is wonderful! Life embracing and affirming!
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  15. Time2be

    Time2be Well known member

    Such wonderful and inspiring lists!
    Here is something I love to do
    - gardening, just strolling around in the garden
    - making plans for the garden
    - watching the birds in garden
    - hiking, especially with friends
    - generally, being with good friends, that is those where you also can be silent for some time
    - playing cards or games with best friends
    - knitting while listening to music
    - I like ironing my clothes and the bed linen
    - baking and cooking
    - being totally absorbed by a book
    - experiencing flow while writing
    - cuddling
    - talking friendly with strangers

    I think I must some of these thing more often!
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  16. Lainey

    Lainey Well known member

    Hmmm I too am not sure these should be called hobbies, or just my life, as it is now.

    Some of my enjoyments include:
    Watching the many birds, squirrels and other creatures that come to our deck to feed on special grains, etc.;
    Watching the many butterflies that feed on the nectar in our garden;
    Reading an engrossing book;
    Creating pots and other items from clay;
    Writing poetry;
    Being in our home in the mountains, in the middle of the forest, just listening to nature;
    Going to auctions, not necessarily to purchase any thing, but to enjoy the festive atmosphere of the crowd and the auctioneers;
    Interacting with my pets;
    Having coffee with good friends;

  17. Sita

    Sita Well known member

    Some of my hobbies:

    - meditation;
    - listening to the silence and being in the present moment;
    - knitting sweaters and giving them away;
    - lifting weights;
    - petting and playing with my dear cat;
    - reading;
    - practicing the presence of God;
    - doing yoga and pilates;
    - cooking;
    - making rugs and bookmarks;
    - being out in the nature;
    - serving others, sometimes just by sending prayers for them;
    - practicing positive affirmations;
    - staying even-minded in peace and stillness.
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  18. mugwump

    mugwump Well known member

    listening to music
    watching movies
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  19. Celayne

    Celayne Well known member

    Reading. Pretty much anything. Right now reading a non-fiction about Marie Antoinette's daughter, Child of Terror; and Jodi Picoult's Salem Falls.

    Needlework. Cross-stitch and needlepoint. I've tried knitting but it just didn't work out for me.

    Writing. I've got some non-fiction stuff I've been aiming to put into book form; a historical novel, and some short stories that I am going to dust off and spruce up and do something with now that I've got TMS on the run.

    Music. Listening to it and relearning the piano. Too many years of TMS back pain made it hard to sit. And, actually, to do anything.

    Now that I look at my list, I see I don't have anything that is active. I do enjoy nature hikes. I am too cowardly to try mountaineering. I can't deal with heights. Step ladders make me woozy.

    I love astronomy but pretty much on the basis of looking at pictures or watching the skies at night. Reading about it gets too technical for me.

    Thanks for posting a fun topic!
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  20. Celayne

    Celayne Well known member

    I didn't see your list to start with. I'm an American Anglophile as well. I love yoga - restorative yoga saved my life. Love the birds, too.
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