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  • #106447
    champagnepapi
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    In a valiant effort to become a more interesting person and escape the daily grind, I’m looking for some hobbies I can do on the weekend. 

    What are some things that you guys like to do in your spare time outside of work/study/commitments? Let’s bounce ideas off each other. 🙂 

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    #111274
    PurplePurple
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    What kind of stuff are you interested in? I take pole dancing classes on the weekend and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. Have joined a book club during the week too which is fun also. 

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    #111275
    CloakOfAsh
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    I’ve really enjoyed upping my reading in the last two years using Goodreads to track, set book goals and make wishlists. I have a friend who has taken a few cooking classes and basically turned something he has to do every day into a hobby. He said he know eats awesome food every day, is healthier and hasn’t really lost time by taking up a hobby which is probably one of the main reasons people lose interest in hobbies. 

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    #111276
    HoneyPot
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    Reading using Goodreads is so great! As are book clubs! I’m a musician so I do a lot of gigs on the weekend, but I also try to see a lot as well and support local young artists 🙂 Maybe there are some cool bands you could check out? A lot of them don’t even have cover charges too which means its a pretty cheap night out!

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    #111277
    Aunt_FloAunt_Flo
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    My suggestions are also pole dancing and reading! I’ve also been getting out more on the weekend and doing things I like, like getting a cup of coffee. Not exactly a hobby-hobby, but still getting out and about.

    I also crochet! I like keeping busy with my hands. 

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    #111278
    mak_trouble891
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    I used to do pole dancing, its great fun and great for fitness too. My hobbies now are weightlifting and I have started a bullet journal. Although I would love to increase my reading and get back into my drawing…ooh and learn a language

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    #111279
    PurplePurple
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    Ooooh I forgot to mention I’m learning sign language via an app/Youtube videos and that’s pretty awesome.

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    #111280
    Kit
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    @mak_trouble891 What’s a bullet journal?

    I play and coach hockey, try to learn French, run, shop…. 😉

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    #111281
    mak_trouble891
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    That’s awesome @jessica how are you going with it? I started learning sign language a few years back at TAFE but never got to finish. I would love to though. 

    A bullet journal @Kit is like a DIY craft style journal that your put together yourself. If you do a google image search a whole bunch of stuff will come up. I find it a nice way to combine my creative side with journaling and tracking. 

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    #111282
    NickiPower
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    @mak_trouble891 Journaling is an awesome skill! 

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    #111283
    peachy
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    @Kit how are you learning French? I really want to learn Spanish but can’t work out the best method! 

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    #111284
    teatea
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    @peachy I’m learning Japanese, I find that SRS based systems work best for me. Some language apps I’d recommend would definitely be ‘duolingo’ and ‘memrise’ + an app company called ‘mindsnacks’ does a really cute app that doubles as a game (good for beginners, and I checked that they do a spanish version!) Good luck! 🙂

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    #111285
    Kit
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    @mak_trouble891Oh wow what a delicious stationery-porn rabbit hole! I think that is very dangerous inspo for me though, as I am a huge Moleskine fiend and can already picture adding more! :# If you’re willing, I would love you to share some of your layouts, maybe in another thread? I can imagine the awesome mindfulness in doing it… omg I’m excited already!

    @peachy I’ve been using duolingo which I find really helped me wrap my head around things rather quickly, and then I also have a textbook, huge dictionary, a couple more apps and tapes which I’ve picked up over the years. Yes, I said tapes 😀

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    #111286
    champagnepapi
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    Wow thanks for the responses everyone! I will definitely check some of these out, they sound very interesting.

    @mak_trouble891 @Kit i tried to do a bullet journal earlier this year but as usual when the initial novelty faded i was back to a really messy and sporadically used diary! haha. maybe next year.

    @peachy i second @Kit, duo lingo is great but i would be really cautious in trusting your “fluency” levels on that app, take that number with a pinch of salt. I went to south america last year for a month and when i was back duo lingo gave me a “60% fluent” notification and I was like ???. I mean, sure I did pick up a lot while i was travelling but only a year later am I able to call myself 60% fluent, if that. If you need a practice partner give us a shout, I’m always looking to improve my speaking. But yeah in terms of picking up the most high yield stuff in the shortest space of time, I would converse with a native speaker.

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    #111287
    mak_trouble891
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    For sure @Kit, I’d be more than happy to share. I’ll take some cool pics and post later 🙂 I tell you it’s very addictive and there is so many cool stationary accessories you can buy. 
    Ooo!! Moleskine! You’ll have to share too

    yeah @champagnepapi I can understand that, takes a lot of work to plan and put together. 

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