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Things I would like to do more of

In terms of my hobbies and interests, I feel like things have turned pretty static. Although for some people, it’s totally fine to have a select few hobbies that they rarely stray from throughout their entire life is absolutely fine, for me, I feel like I’m in a place now where I need to expand and broaden my hobby related horizons a little bit. Of course reading will always be my biggest and number 1 hobby, nothing will ever take that away from me (I hope) and despite making some money from blogging now, I still more or less consider it a elaborate and time-consuming interest of mine. I love Yoga and watching films and TV shows but that’s more or less where my hobbying ends. Blogging, reading, TV and Yoga. It’s not a very diverse list is it?

So I’ve compiled a little list of things I would really like to do more of or get into completely from scratch. I need something new to sink my teeth into, something new to learn, embrace and immerse myself in. We’re always evolving and our tastes will change and I feel like I need to get my hands dirty with a brand new hobby or at least expand on something I enjoy and have dabbled in before.

Gaming

I have two issues with this one. 1) It conflicts greatly with my need to feel productive 24/7 (which I touched on in this post). I struggle massively doing anything which doesn’t get me further in terms of work or blogging. Although I know deep down that pointless, unproductive activities are good for the soul and crucial to help you switch off. My second issue is money. Games are bloody expensive. But I suppose there’s ways around that like borrowing games or buying them second hand. I’d love to do more gaming because when I’m into it, I’m really into it. If you have any horror type game recommendations for the PS3 or PS4, please leave them in the comments!

Colouring 

I didn’t buy into the colouring book phase when it came out a few years ago. I bought a small one and tried it but the book was too damn small and annoying that it didn’t relax me in the slightest, it just made me irritaed. So my first experience with an adult colouring book wasn’t a good one. But I’ve heard it can be really beneficial to mental health and have a calming effect on a lot of people. I know colouring isn’t for everyone but I’d like to give it another go soon. Especially as I have an absolutely stunning, brand new, adult colouring book which Ryman Stationery kindly sent me last year.

Gardening / growing things

I say things because I’m not quite sure what I want to grow yet and what’s possible to grow in my garden but I would absolutely love to learn a bit more about gardening and just spend more time tending to things in the garden when the weather is a bit warmer. I can imagine a huge sense of satisfaction when looking after plants and flowers, watching them bloom and grow. I grew some tomatoes once which worked but other than that, I haven’t ventured into vegetable growing anymore and I’d like to try that this year with some herbs and veggies. I love Lisa’s Notebook‘s posts about gardening, which you can find on her blog here!

Watch movies on my own

I consider movie watching a solid hobby albeit one of different degrees to different people. I’ve always loved watching movies but I really, really struggle to watch a movie on my own. Ain’t that weird? A TV show which I love I’m absolutely fine with. Probably because I know I only have to commit 45 minutes – an hour tops – of my time to one episode. And I can always watch more if I want to. But I dunno, an entire movie seems like an awfully big commitment when (back to my issue about productivity again – we’re always coming back here) I could be doing something else. But there are plenty of movies I want to watch that my partner or my mum don’t so why don’t I just watch them the heck on my own?!

What are some new or old hobbies you’d like to pick up this year? Anything you used to love doing but don’t anymore but would like to try again? Do you have any game or movie recommendations for me? Let me know!

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Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.

82 Comments

  1. […] in March I wrote a post about things I would like to do more of this year. If you can’t be arsed to read the whole post, let me just cut to the chase and I’ve […]

  2. If you’re looking for horror style games then check out Dead Space and Dead Space 2. They were released for the PS3 a couple years ago and they’re phenomenal games.

    Dead Space is kind of like mixing 1979’s Alien and 82’s The Thing with a little Event Horizon in there. Play it with the lights out and the sound way up because the atmosphere alone will put you on edge.

    1. Sounds good thanks for the recommendation!

  3. […] game in February and haven’t actually played it yet. After saying I want to do more gaming in this post, I think it’s a good time to start this […]

  4. I love colouring too!! My favourites at the moment are my HP and flower colouring books, they making me so calm and happy! xx

    1. I’d love to get the HP one xxx

  5. i have a travel colouring book an i honestly love it

    1. Sounds good xxx

  6. I don’t have very many hobbies – reading, gaming and colouring. That’s about it. I’d love to get into something like cross stitch or knitting though!

    1. Cross stitch is great! I used to do that a lot xx

  7. I have the exact same colouring book as in your image! And I love it! 😊 But I haven’t really been colouring at all, so now this is something I would also like to do more of. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. You’re welcome! It’s a gorgeous book isn’t it xxx

  8. In the spring I love to do more planting and general garden maintenance as I have a really big back garden. I dread it at the start but after a long day in the sun in my garden my soul is soothed!

    1. I bet it feels wonderful! xxx

  9. My husband and I like outdoor activities like hiking but we are admittedly fair-weather enthusiasts! So, while it’s still a bit chilly I want to start re-purposing clothes and furniture! I like the idea of being a little more crafty!

  10. I really want to get back into colouring whilst listening to audiobooks so I can combine two of my hobbies! I also want to get back into gaming – I miss it! You should definitely start watching those films on your own, you can always watch them in halves so you don’t feel unproductive xx

    1. I do tend to watch films in halves! Long films I really struggle with. I just want to do more stuff on my own and not have to rely on anyone else, like my boyfriend, to have hobbies you know?! xxx

      1. Yeah, I definitely get that! My boyfriend spends most of his free time gaming and whilst I love that, I’m a bit burnt out of that at the moment! So I’m having to find things to do by myself too! Xxx

  11. Gaming:
    I’m an avid gamer and currently into Call of Duty (all of them). When I first time watching my brother play it i’m like, “this game is not for me..” because it was too gut-wrenching but now that I got the hang of it, I am loving it! But I’m still a huge fan of adventure RPG like Harry Potter or Tomb Raider (boooringggg 😅) and yes game is so expensive especially PS4 games.

    Coloring:
    I used to color a lot but now I enjoy pixel coloring app on my phone called UNICORN. Maybe I should coloring again but not on my phone but on the book haha. I kinda miss it.

    I used to do scrapbooking when I finished high schoo and I feel like I want to start scrapbooking or writing journal again.

    1. I used to play Call of Duty – I always enjoyed Nazi Zombies!

  12. I’m completely with you on the needing to feel productive 24/7 because I’m exactly the same – and I have definitely lose touch with my hobbies because of it! Something to work on I think xo
    Sian | http://www.siankathrine.co.uk

    1. Definitely!!! It’s so important to have down time xxx

  13. I’d really like to start playing the Sims again, and I also want to watch more films, both older things and at the cinema. I also love just listening to music, while doing nothing else, and really focusing on the lyrics.
    Amy xxx

    1. Ah The Sims! I wrote a whole blog post about it yesterday haha I’m currently playing it and getting obsessed again! xxx

      1. I was going to reinstall last week but I’ve lost the Sims 3 base game’s code 😭😭 xxx

  14. ALB says:

    My first hobby is actually writing, which is why I have a blog in the first place- but one of my other major hobbies is hand lettering and calligraphy! Kind of like coloring but a little more artsy I guess? I’m not that good at drawing so I stuck to pretty looking words haha!!

    Lovely post 😉

    1. Ooooh I absolutely love calligraphy! Not doing it myself,
      I wouldn’t know where to start but watching it, it’s beautiful! xxx

  15. When my kids are in bed and my husband is working nights I sit and watch movies. I always have a few on the list that I want to watch when I get a chance.

    1. Sounds nice and relaxing. I never watch movies alone!

  16. Gardening is a pretty good hobby. I’m not the best gardener in the world but I enjoy it. Last year we had over 30 sunflowers in the garden. This year, I’m going to grown some flowers to attract bees and butterflies. I also like knitting. I sound really old now haha x

    1. Awh sunflowers are so pretty. I think if you enjoy it, that’s all that really matters (: xxx

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