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    That sounds so pathetic, I know.

    I finish college and exams soon, and work will only give me an extra day a week during the holidays. And it has hit me that without college work and actual work... I have nothing to do.

    My friends all have jobs and hobbies, which I've tried getting into but none of them have made me go "Yeah, I like this!" (Most of them are sports, music or science-related tbf, but hey-ho.)

    I want to feel passionate about something, I want to be able to talk to people about my hobbies and my spare time. It's so frustrating that nothing seems to captivate my interest. I am totally open to any suggestions (God knows I'll have the time to try them! lol)

    (I can't play any instruments, by the way. I've tried to, but I don't really have the patience or self-discipline to keep it up.)
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    If you can play an instrument to a decent level, try joining an orchestra
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    (Original post by iheartdjokovic)
    If you can play an instrument to a decent level, try joining an orchestra
    I can't play any instruments :/ Probably shoulda mentioned that :L But thanks
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    how about climbing? reading into something interesting??

    i dont have any inexpensive hobbies, so im a bit in the same boat, so ive decided to get fit
    lots of free time so im just going to be running all time, doing pressups, stuff like that.

    may join chess... i always liked chess... but trust me.. i wont be talking to anybody about that :P
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    why don't you learn to play an instrument, the generic guitar is a good start.
    but then again you should do something that your passionate about, and thats the whole point of a hobby, otherwise what is it?
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    Some hobbies of mine in case it gives you some ideas: badminton, programming, piano, chess, books, aikido, learning languages. Try to work out what you're interested in, then just try to leave some spare time to pursue it. If you enjoy it, it shouldn't be too difficult.
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    Fitness? It's more of an individual thing unless you join a gym and do 'group activities', but keeping up my fitness with running, swimming, football and trying to eat healthily gives me something to focus on and feel good about.
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    (Original post by chill543)
    how about climbing? reading into something interesting??

    i dont have any inexpensive hobbies, so im a bit in the same boat, so ive decided to get fit
    lots of free time so im just going to be running all time, doing pressups, stuff like that.

    may join chess... i always liked chess... but trust me.. i wont be talking to anybody about that :P
    What's wrong with chess? :P lol
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    Get an xbox

    Many games do require patience and self-discipline, but you can play them on the easy difficulty or get types of games which are more of a kill-fest than requiring planning or strategy. Games tend to use methods to make you motivated, like giving you little rewards as you go through (xbox achievements, for example).
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    (Original post by wateva)
    why don't you learn to play an instrument, the generic guitar is a good start.
    but then again you should do something that your passionate about, and thats the whole point of a hobby, otherwise what is it?
    I did try learning an instrument for a while, but it felt too much like effort rather than something that interested me :/
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    Help form a TSR MRLP?
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    Help form a TSR MRLP?
    What's an MRLP? O_o
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    Get an xbox

    Many games do require patience and self-discipline, but you can play them on the easy difficulty or get types of games which are more of a kill-fest than requiring planning or strategy. Games tend to use methods to make you motivated, like giving you little rewards as you go through (xbox achievements, for example).
    I'm in the process of saving up for a PS3 (don't go all Xbox-fanatic on me lol) but I'm not expecting to be great at the games. I'm not exactly strategic :L
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    Sign up to a gym
    masturbate
    xbox / ps3

    or what about learning to code? or a language, something that could be useful but fun to learn at the same time?
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    Look at your local college see if they do any cheap short courses. I recently started dressmaking, its quite fun.. even if I am not very good at it!
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    Join a book club, exercise or dance class or maybe get into something crafts based like making cards or jewellery?
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    What about using your time to volunteer at a charity shop? Not only is is rewarding, but it will look great on your CV.

    Or you could get involved with a youth organisation such as Guides or Scouts. I'm a Young Leader with the Guides and I love it, it's an interesting hobby as well that people like to talk about. And again, it looks good on your CV!
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    cup stacking
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    Bear in mind that even if there's something you're passionate about there will be times when quite a bit of effort will be required to grasp something. Passion is essential but work is just as essential if you want to get really good.

    Roger Federer, "there is no substitute for hard work"

    I play guitar and like running; I love both but a lot of the time lots of effort is needed.
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    It sounds geeky but have you heard of church bellringing? It's free and sociable and I think it's quite fun

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