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post #1 of 26 Old 10-22-2017, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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What new hobbies are you going to try?

I am looking into a few new ones, acrylic pouring for one. Lots of videos out there on YouTube.

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post #2 of 26 Old 02-01-2019, 01:59 AM
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Can Healthy Habits Be New Hobbies?

New Year is a good time for thinking about what can be tried or improved in the next, and maybe end of the first month is a good time to encourage people to keep up with the new “healthy” hobbies that they resolved to start.

I was surprised, with over 500 views, to not see any responses to this thread. Looks attractive for me to use to try out both my new “writing hobby” and maybe persuade someone to take up a new yoga “hobby” or at least restart and try harder on the healthy habits they were planning this year.

In 2018 my mission (possibly another word for “passionate” hobby) became to encourage changes towards healthier living which I think started even earlier when deciding yoga could possibly be beneficial to do everyday. Being an impatient person, I created a 10-minute routine which seemed to incorporate all the elements of real yoga and be expandable to longer practice, if time allowed.

It felt like this tiny yoga and meditation practice was something everyone should do to both stay flexible as they aged and be freer of stresses from daily living, so I kept after friends and family to try it with me. Realized they were getting weary of having me badger them about new healthier habits. I thought to post a video so they’d have an easy way to find it.

Another fun new “hobby” — making a video! I was then very happy to find out that YouTube made it very easy to post the video (that's it at the top) on my channel called Healthy2aHundred. This year I will be adding a second video with my 8-minute Balance and Core-Strength Exercise routine.

I was NOT as happy when starting the blog on WordPress, called Healthy2aHundred.com (will find out now if I succeeded in getting a link back to HorseForum on it that meets the SuperModerator conditions — link is on Home page, SM,) to find out how much more difficult than expected it is for me to learn what is needed to make the blog have all the elements it needs to be a real blog.

Therefore, WordPress has to be hobby for year 2019. Must figure out how to get a sidebar to come up alongside the blog posts where other links and archives can be placed. Must figure out how to tell if it is getting any views. Those things were easy with YouTube and HorseForum. So much to learn with WordPress; so many videos to watch!

Then, probably, trying to figure out how to write so that the blog makes learning about healthy habits interesting enough that other people want to join my experiment will be another task for this year and next.

Thank you, Original Poster, for asking me to tell you about new hobbies, as every little place at which I can tell someone about the yoga video and blog, will help in my 40-year experiment and mission to spread the word about healthier living habits. Wishing all readers a great and healthier 2019!
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post #3 of 26 Old 02-04-2019, 04:31 PM
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Eric Barker Says Hobbies!

Opened e-mail this morning, found my favorite blog there called Barking Up the Wrong Tree, about how to make life better and there he quotes newest book about spending less time on social media and getting back to earlier 19th & 20th century practice of taking up new HOBBIES! See for yourself at this link: https://www.bakadesuyo.com/2019/02/m...ife-fantastic/ and as the OP said, tell us what you're going to try this year! (even something new with horses is probably okay to share, so long as it involves getting out and being with real people, or even if having time for solitude....)
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post #4 of 26 Old 02-04-2019, 04:33 PM
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I reallllyyy want to learn leather tooling/leather craft.
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post #5 of 26 Old 02-04-2019, 07:42 PM
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snowshoeing is next!

I am also going to try my hand at the colonial art of painted floorcloths, although I am going to practice by painting fireboards for our four fireplaces, not one of which I ever intend to use (we have a wood stove with its flue in the other chimney, yes, we have two chimneys, this is a 1790 house).

I always have several arty hobbies going. Finishing up a quilted wall hanging right now.
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post #6 of 26 Old 02-04-2019, 07:55 PM
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Today I received my materials and booklet on making pulled wool saddle pads.
Not sure if it will become a full time hobby but it will be a fun winter project. Especially today it is snowing sideways here.
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post #7 of 26 Old 02-05-2019, 01:45 AM
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My next thing is trying some decoupage. Have an ugly chest of drawers that came with the house,so going to paint then decorate with cut outs.
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post #8 of 26 Old 02-05-2019, 08:19 AM
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Archery is cool, I'd love to try it if I ever have time. Otherwise I have plenty of hobbies as is.
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post #9 of 26 Old 02-16-2019, 05:58 PM
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Excellent! I love seeing the interesting things that people will be doing; some of which I hadn’t even imagined could be done, like pulled wool for saddle pads.

Since posting about “hobbies”, it appears that now other sites with “hobby” mentioned want to pop up. From those I’ve learned that Winston Churchill said that “To be really happy, one must have at least two or three hobbies….”

Surprised, still, that no one has mentioned any new healthy hobbies that might be related to New Year’s resolutions. For me, not only did yoga lead to more healthy practices, but when researching to find out if the name Healthy2aHundred was taken, it led me to finding out about Blue Zones (the 5 areas in world where people live to age 100 at much higher rates than is usual.)

Blue Zones seem to show that healthy eating includes lots of plants, beans and nuts (everyday), so another new hobby for this year has to be figuring out how to enjoy cooking and eating those foods more often. A much bigger challenge for me than getting out to do the snail-paced jog.
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post #10 of 26 Old 02-16-2019, 09:48 PM
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I have a lot, but a new one I'd like to try is weaving mohair cinches and breast collars, so many beautiful combinations and I love working with fiber!
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