Everyone needs a hobby. Doesn’t really matter what it is, hobbies help people relax and deal with the stresses that everyday life brings. Personally, I have several, and they have changed over the years as my interests have changed. Most recently I have started playing Magic: The Gathering. While this isn’t exactly a new hobby for me (I dabbled in college) I have recently taken a renewed interest in it and am really enjoying myself. While I do have a busy life, and I don’t get to play as often as I’d like, I still find that when I have the chance to get out and play a few games, I am in a much better mindset after.
So how does one go about getting into a new hobby? Personally I have never had a shortage of things I’m interested in doing. The process of starting a new hobby is easy. First, of course, I have to find out about the pastime. Sometimes I discover a new interest because my friends are into it. Other times I might stumble across it accidentally on the internet, radio, or TV. Regardless of where I found it, it now has my attention. Continue reading