• Hobbies

    Asked by Terri on Tuesday, January 17, 2017


    What are people's hobbies? they are helpful in coping with anxiety and stress. Mine are crocheting and reading.

    19 Answers from the Community

    19 answers
    • Ejourneys' Avatar

      Reading, writing (mainly journal writing these days), photography, digital art, and listening to music. I also facilitate a support group called Creativity Heals.

      over 3 years ago
    • cards7up's Avatar

      Reading! Been an avid reader since in my tweens! Can't be without a book and now with a tablet to read on, I never am. I'm also a lung cancer advocate. Try to help others where I can.
      Take care, Judy

      over 3 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      Yeah, I don't go to the bathroom at work w/out a book w/me... I also do the adult coloring book thing. I find it meditative. I'm not coordinated enough to knit or crochet or make anything useful... LOL

      over 3 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I like to do woodworking. I build lots of different things, furniture, cabinets, our house, etc. I've always liked it, but about 10 years ago I really got into it. I find it calming most of the time. Here is an article we posted a couple years ago about Hobbies and cancer>> http://bit.ly/1e214rq

      over 3 years ago
    • Songwriter's Avatar

      I write songs and stories......Watch a lot of sports on tv...My songs are at Barry Butler on youtube...

      over 3 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar

      I garden, play with food (organic food art), read, write, research, walk, swim, go to gym, paint, always looking for a new way to learn and a new way to express myself.

      You could call me a Jill of all trades and Mistress of none.

      I would like to get stronger to be able to sail and ski again. Hoping to plan a bit of a vacation soon.

      over 3 years ago
    • SandiA's Avatar

      I recently received some adult coloring books. For some reason they calm me. I also love to fish but haven't been able to recently with shoulder issues. But fishing helps and relax and feel close to my dad again

      over 3 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      I play agility with my dogs (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A-oP667Pp-0), take pictures, write (a bit), advocate for lung cancer awareness and funding, play on WhatNext... I also love to make dog treats! It gives me great pleasure to come up with ideas for treats that make the dogs go crazy! (My two like nearly everything - very rewarding! I do NOT like to cook for people.) In warmer weather, I enjoy gardening. I like to be busy!!

      I wish I knew how to crochet and/or knit!

      over 3 years ago
    • cllinda's Avatar

      I love to knit and crochet. I make things for donations and it makes me feel good inside.

      over 3 years ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar

      I enjoy reading, sudoku, gardening, and putting puzzles together, as long as the pieces are not too small. Do not have the patience for the adult coloring books I get tense just seeing them in the stores. All those lines, all that precision. The end results are beautiful though. Ditto for knitting and sewing and crocheting. Although again, I can admire the fruits of the labor and the skill involved.

      over 3 years ago
    • mbeshey's Avatar

      Mine is creating art and baking gluten free baked goods for family and friends. Recently I did a old piano at a winery in front of people listening to great blues guitar playing...it was nirvana. I love to come up with a gluten free version of a church lady recipe whenever I can...it's like being a chemist but it smells better. I love to design cakes/cupcakes too. Anything to keep out of trouble really!

      over 3 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      I never really had any hobbies. I think reading came as close to any hobbies. I read because I believed everything I read gave me some insight into human nature. After cancer I vowed to Read a chapter of the Bible every day. Then I found out that a chapter a day was too much so I began to study the Bible. My first cancer took away two thirds of my esophagus and one third of my stomach, was only ninety-three pounds. And I knew I had to eat the right foods in order to survive and beating cancer had become my new hobby (still is my major hobby) . So I began to study nutritious foods and they needed to be made appealing so nutrition and cooking became another hobby.

      over 3 years ago
    • Dick_K's Avatar

      In the warm months I like to garden. When it’s colder, I work on a model railroad in my basement. I also spend some time woodworking. I just posted some samples on “Pinboard”.

      over 3 years ago
    • DonnainRI's Avatar

      I spend hours doing genealogy. Its been my passion for nearly 30 years. I also love to cook and I love to read, especially anything on our founding fathers or on American history in general. The Civil War and Revolutionary periods are my favorites to read about. I have a little 3-legged dachshund named Sadie who brings so much joy to my life and helps me through the rough periods. I love gardening in summer.

      over 3 years ago
    • Richardc's Avatar

      When the weather cooperates, we golf. Walking when we can, but I don't hesitate to use a cart if the course is long. I also enjoy gardening. Waiting for a good day to get out the smoker and put on a pork loin.

      over 3 years ago
    • IKickedIt's Avatar

      Almost any outdoor activity when weather permits...hiking, swimming, biking and soaking in nature's beauty. When stuck indoors, I can play the piano for hours. I completely lose track of time. I also enjoy jigsaw puzzles, Sukodu and cooking (love trying new recipes). All are very therapeutic and help me stop thinking about the stressful things in my life.

      over 3 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar

      Being on Facebook; reading (but much less than I used to, thanks to the Internet); watching TV, especially true-crime on Investigation Discovery; playing with and talking to my stuffed dog, Wook.

      over 3 years ago
    • teah's Avatar

      I have 2 hobbies. I began with scrapbooking four years ago, then made a birthday card for a friend. From then on, I've been hooked on card making and just love it. It's quiet, gives me a chance to express myself and keeps me always looking to the future as I prepare for upcoming birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas. My second hobby is making clothes for our chihuahua, Teah. She loves dressing up, and her outfits are easy to make. :-)

      over 3 years ago
    • gonewest's Avatar

      I love to read, have a serious Canasta addiction and I play online a lot with friends. I always have flowers in my house and enjoy arranging them along with growing and nurturing orchids.

      over 3 years ago

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