Many of us have been told that discovering our hobby is one of the most important purposes in life. When we were little kids, our parents and teachers always reminded us to fight for what we love, follow our dreams, and pursue our true passion. However, we all understand that not everyone knows what their passions are. Some people are born with talents for sport, music, art, fashion, etc. For them, finding an interest is not so difficult. Meanwhile, there are also people like us, who understand the value of true passion, but still cannot make up our mind and choose the right one.
In this article, I am going to share 4 simple steps you can take to discover your hobby and interest starting from today!
Before we start, I would love to note that:
There is no way to instantly identify things we love. We have to go through a long journey with many experiences and practices to find out which one suits us best.
Step 1: Take a moment to look within yourself and answer these questions:
What brings you the most satisfaction that whenever you talk about it, you light up? For example: to me, I guess it is drawing. Even though I am not excellent at it, I can spend hours scrolling Pinterest for some minimal face illustrations.
What would you do for nothing? If you didn’t have to worry about money, what would you be doing?
What types of things do friends, colleagues, or family usually seek your input for?
Now, close your eyes and imagine yourself for the next 5 years. What does your ideal life look like?
Step 2: Recall your childhood and write down things you love to do as a child.
Now let’s get back to reality: did you find any motivation on that little trip to the past? If so, don’t forget to write it down.
Step 3: Create visions from people who share your interests.
- Are you willing to give yourself a chance to try this hobby? (The first step is always the hardest. Are you ready?)
- Are you willing to make sacrifices? (Starting a hobby would take a lot of time to practice. It means that you won’t have time to watch movies or hanging out frequently. Are you ok with that?)
Keep doing this every day, every week, or even every month
Step 4: Spend more than three months to understand whether this hobby suits you.
Let’s make an effort, not excuses.