How to Find New Hobbies You Love + 50 Hobby Ideas

Trying new things is imperative to growth. Luckily, that doesn’t mean doing things that are grossly outside of your comfort zone. Instead it can be fun experiences that push who you are (or think you are). Find out how to find new hobbies you love that help you learn more about yourself and grow as a person.

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I’m not always great at trying new things. For starters, I have an innate fear of pain. I’ve never been one to voluntarily try things with the potential for getting hurt, even if it is only perceived that way. While I’ve never broken a bone (fingers crossed) it can also mean missing out on some amazing experiences. Luckily, I’ve had friends and family to help nudge me on occasion.

For example, I never would have tried the “sky flyer” if it weren’t for my friends. In case you don’t know what that is, it is the activity at amusement parks where they strap you in a body harness, attach you to a cable, pull you a ridiculously high distance from the ground, and then release. Frankly, it’s terrifying.


Even though I was scared beyond belief and screamed so loud that I instantly lost my voice, I’m grateful for the experience. After the fact it was exhilarating and it pushed me to be braver than I thought possible. It made me realize my true capacity for strength. These aren’t things you learn unless you occasionally push yourself past what you “think” you’re capable of.


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Overcome Fear

When you are trying new things it’s scary. Before finding new hobbies, it is helpful to have strategies for overcoming fears you encounter.

First, identify what it is you’re afraid of. Then find a way to make that fear something positive. (Wake Up Cloud) For example, if you’re afraid of trying a yoga class because you’re worried you won’t be able to do the positions or will look foolish, flip it. Instead think about how lucky you will be to have a wealth of experienced students to help and support you. It makes your own learning curve a lot less steep.


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Make a List of Your Passions

This sounds intimidating when you haven’t felt passionate about anything other than your children for years. Make it easier by thinking about the things you do already. This article from Deb Takes Her Life Back has some great questions to ask yourself for this.

Once you have a list of passions, find hobbies that correlate with those passions. For example, if you love watching horror films, reading about real hauntings, and watching Paranormal Lockdown then going on ghost tours would be a great hobby for you. Paranormal investigation events or working part time at a local haunted house are also hobby options that align.


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Find a Friend to Push You

As I said above, there are plenty of things that I’ve tried because I had friends and family to push me. If you find you’re having trouble getting outside of your comfort zone, find a friend that helps you.

This is also an additional way to get over fears when trying something new. Nothing seems as scary when you have someone by your side doing it with you.


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New Hobby Ideas to Try

If you’re still struggling to come up with new hobbies to try, here are 50 ideas to inspire you. Try one or try them all and see what you like.

  1. Acting
  2. Archery
  3. Base Jumping
  4. Basketball
  5. Blogging
  6. Boating
  7. Bowling
  8. Camping
  9. Candle Making
  10. Coding
  11. Coloring
  12. Cosplay
  13. Dance
  14. Diving
  15. Drawing
  16. Fishing
  17. Gardening
  18. Ghost Hunting
  19. Hand Lettering
  20. Hiking
  21. Jewelry Making
  22. Karaoke
  23. Laser Tag
  24. Learn an Instrument
  25. Live Action Role Playing (LARP)
  26. Paint Ball
  27. Painting
  28. Parkour
  29. Pen and Paper Role Playing Game (RPG)
  30. Photography
  31. Play Video Games
  32. Playing Arcade Games
  33. Podcasting
  34. Pottery
  35. RC Truck Racing
  36. Rock Climbing (Indoor or Outdoor)
  37. Running
  38. Scrapbooking
  39. Sewing
  40. Snowboarding
  41. Softball
  42. Spelunking
  43. Storm Chasing
  44. Tennis
  45. Thrifting
  46. Vlogging
  47. Volleyball
  48. Wine Making
  49. Writing
  50. Yoga


I’ve highlighted all of the things on this list that I’ve actually done. If you want to know about them or are curious about my experience with them, feel free to shoot me an email at marie (at) diyadulation (dot) com.


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After you learn how to find new hobbies you love, start testing them out during your mom dates. Don’t let fear keep you from growing as a person and learning more about yourself. Also, don’t get discouraged if you try a few that you don’t love. As you go through the process of knowing yourself better it will be easier to find new things to try that you do love.

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