Learning a new hobby can improve your life


New member
Jul 23, 2019
Hi everyone.

Last year, while I was at the peak of my depression, my mother asked me if I would be interested to learn oil painting. I said yes but in fact, I wasn't interested at all about learning oil painting or any other hobbies you can imagine.

My mother gave me instructions on the paint, the brushes, tips about how to start a new painting ... I think it was in the third session when I realized that I was enjoying it and that I have some talent.

Today, I try to paint regularly and I am impressed by my results. Another thing is that while I am painting, I don't think about anything else. It's relaxing, it lowers my anxiety ...

And this summer, I bought a paddle board. I try to go on lakes and rivers regularly. I'm outside, doing physical exercices and I meet and talk to new people at the same time.

And you, have you learned a new hobby recently or do you have one or several hobbies you practice regularly? Do they help you in your life? How?


New member
Aug 10, 2019
I do weightlifting regularly. I go to a nice gym with swimming pool and lots of good instructors so there's always lots to learn, improving swimming techniques, some boxing too and also you can sometimes find someone to talk to in the saunas or the solarium.

I kinda am looking for something else to do that is more intellectual. I don't want to end up being a gym rat.