There are some people that find life-long pleasure in their jobs. They are the lucky ones. For many of us work is something we do to pay our bills and acquire material things, including financing our hobbies.
Hobby is defined as an activity that we practice regularly which gives us pleasure.
How we choose our hobbies is a very interesting question, but today’s subject is how we can ensure that the excitement and pleasure we experience from our new hobby stays with us in the long turn.
Let’s be honest – we all have done that – choosing a hobby, investing money, telling everyone about it and bang – three weeks to three months along the line the new hobby is forgotten and we are looking for another one.
Practising the art of self-observation is the key in this scenario.
Ask yourself and look for the answers in your everyday life:
1. Does this activity inspire me? Do I sometimes start the activity tired and reluctant but finish it in high spirits, feeling joy and contentment?
2. Do I give priority to this activity? Where is it in my list of important things?
3. Do I manage to allocate time to this activity in my busy day?
4. Have I sacrificed or am I willing to sacrifice something in order to practice this activity?