Having a hobby is a great way to relieve stress, a creative outlet, and a way to meet new people. Engaging in any hobby has innumerable benefits. But if you don’t have a regular activity or hobby to follow then it can be difficult to decide which one will be enjoyable for you. Hobbies allow you to do something that is just for you, that can help you forget your daily problems, relax from a monotonous routine and gives you a lot of joy. Here are tips  that can help you choose a suitable hobby.

REVISIT YOUR CHILDHOOD : Try to memorise those things that you enjoyed doing while you were a kid. Make a list of all the things that you enjoyed doing as a kid. For instance, playing with wooden blocks, clay modelling, sew clothes for dolls, collection, art & craft, interest in kitchen items, record collection, foods and events of childhood, type of collection of various toys, or any other positive activity. Some of those things you can again pick up as an adult that would make great hobbies of your interest. Utilise your memories to find your true passion as an adult.
SMALL START : If you are adding something new to your life, that can be very overwhelming so you might find it helpful to devote some amount of time every day. Even if you can carve out half hour everyday to explore your interest, it can be beneficial and rewarding. Instead of spending a lot of time on social media and television, you can engage yourself in something fruitful by devoting time and with full dedication. You can reorganise your schedule so you have time for your hobby.
HOBBY THAT FITS IN : Everyone is different. Interest varies according to one’s persona. Think about things that you already like and how can you enhance it. Segment it into smaller things/activities to start with. You may hit the perfect activity for you, do some web searches, visit the library, explore new things, don’t be afraid to try new things, and soon you’ll have a hobby that soothes your interest and is enjoyable at the same moment. Figure out how much time you can devote for a particular hobby.
FOCUS ON WHAT INTERESTS YOU : It is very important to focus on things and activities that capture your thoughts, where you can apply your ideas and get the desired output. For example, a person who is an excellent conversationalist, active, enthusiastic and full of energy then you should prefer activities which are more sociable like being a volunteer, hosting frequent parties and get togethers, starting a book club, active participation as a team leader. Look out for clues, for instance if you can’t resist the colours in a restaurant then perhaps you should pick up some paint/colours or camera to capture different colours. If you like to try new cuisines then cooking or baking might be of your interest. If you travel a lot then any hobby which can be pursued anywhere irrespective of any location could interest you. These clues can be supportive when it comes to discover a particular hobby.
IDENTIFY YOUR SKILLS : Everyone is born with some skills or talent. Are you a good speaker, writer, performer, artist or painter? Think more about it and it will help you select your hobby. To identify your skills you can start by listening to what others have to say. Those around you usually know what your talents are, even when you don’t. If you think about it, people have likely been telling you that you are good at something, you just have to listen to them.
ACTIVITIES THAT YOU ENJOY : Your hidden talent may be demonstrating itself in various ways. Are there any magazine or newspaper topics that interest you? Or do you follow any TV Shows on daily basis? Think about what you like to do in your free time and you will discover your natural talent.

PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR WORDS : What you enjoy talking about effortlessly are the topics which interest you the most. Your conversations can reveal a lot about your passion. If you talk mostly about philosophy, then you might want to take up writing as a hobby. If you talk mostly about food and drinks, then you can polish your culinary skills which can be taken up as a profession later. If you like listening to music, then you can explore further as to whether you prefer singing or learning any instrument of your choice. If you’re good at drawing, sketching or painting could be of your interest.

When you discover your talent, you feel more tune in with life. When you capitalise your talent, it no longer feels like work but it feels like living.