What do you guys do for hobbies?

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  1. skaterdrew

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    Unfortunately the only two things that I can say I ever really like doing is PMO or drinking alcohol. I do enjoy playing snooker as well, but I don't enjoy it as much as PMO or alcohol. I go out long walks as well. I wouldn't say I really enjoy that though, but just do it anyway.

    Basically I have been on sickness benefit for years due to mental health problems, so I don't work. I went to voluntary work for a wee while which was gardening work and I have to say I hated it, I didn't enjoy it at all and just wanted to go home the entire time I was there.

    I tried jogging/running and hated that. I tried the gym and hated that. I like swimming but unfortunately the chlorine in the water heavily goes for my skin, and I am left was burning itchy skin for a week later. So I don't go swimming because of this. I used to skate a few years ago, but my friend who used to drive us to all the parks stopped skating and it kind of made me stop as well, as it was extremely difficult to get to any the skate parks.

    I am just extremely bored and unfortunately don't really enjoy doing much. But I always enjoy PMO or drinking alcohol. But I feel like I am going to need to find something to take up my days.

    What do you guys do?
     
  2. Hros

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    You do. Otherwise, there's a high chance of relapse.
    Have you tried taking walks or hiking in nature?
    You can also try reading, writing, meditating, listening to music, learning an instrument, making art.
    Good luck!
     
  3. Blackjedireturns

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    The gym has always been my hobby I love it. You also have to keep in mind because your so use to PMO and drinking your dopamine response is only really going to go off when you are drinking and PMO because that's what your brain is wired to do. Your battling the fight agents your brain and the damage that has been done due to your PMO and drinking habits. So ya of course you wont find anything else fun your brain is not wired like that. It will find any excuse for you to go back and PMO its not an easy battle but I believe in you. Even if you dont believe in yourself at the moment. This is a war with your mind you have trained it to only like these things witch means you can re write it. But you have to be willing to do so.
     
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  4. krdt

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    Internet marketing and making money
     
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  5. ssha6451

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    I play a lot of sport. Indoor soccer is my favourite
     
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    Internet marketing dose it work for you ?
     
  7. properWood

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    I can't say I have a specific hobby.

    I cook my own meals and I listen to philosophy lectures while doing so, especially since once I get the gist of a concept I feel like I'm smart - for a minute. I sometime take very long baths, tending to my physical body, just before bed, which helps me with sleep. I spend a lot of time in solitude, without interruptions - whenever I go to work, this particular habit goes away, which is super sad. I also try to read a lot of books that expand my knowledge.

    I take very long walks during which, for example, I'm trying to sort out my finances, or to figure out behaviours that are detrimental, I plan a business in my head, or for that matter anything that would help increase my quality of life. I use this time to be as a friend to myself, caring and helpful. Sometimes I do start arguing with myself, replying to my own stupid remarks, but please don't tell that to my therapist yet.

    What I'd suggest is to embrace the boredom. I think experiencing the feeling of boredom for 1 hour can be such a relief, in the sense that you'll notice it's not that bad. We're just afraid of it, of not being challenged. But sitting for one hour with no sounds, no activities, is a challenge too. Maybe make meditation your habit?
     
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  8. xvtc ctvx

    xvtc ctvx Fapstronaut

    Good question. There are so many hobbies you can get in to - but it takes effort to just stop PMO and go out and try them. For most, you'll hate them and that is fine. Move on to the next. I highlighted what I like! Good luck in discovering what interests you, trying it and seeing it works. There will be more than you imagine that pique your interest.
    1. Aircraft Spotting
    2. Airbrushing
    3. Airsofting
    4. Acting
    5. AeromodelingBiki
    6. Amateur Astronomy
    7. Amateur Radio
    8. Animals/pets/dogs
    9. Archery
    10. Arts
    11. Aquarium (Freshwater & Saltwater)
    12. Astrology
    13. Astronomy
    14. Backgammon
    15. Badminton
    16. Baseball
    17. Base Jumping
    18. Basketball
    19. Beach/Sun tanningBN
    20. Beachcombing
    21. Beadwork
    22. Beatboxing
    23. Becoming A Child Advocate
    24. Bell Ringing
    25. Belly Dancing
    26. Bicycling
    27. Bicycle Polo
    28. Bird watching
    29. Birding
    30. BMX
    31. Blacksmithing
    32. Blogging
    33. BoardGames
    34. Boating
    35. Body Building
    36. Bonsai Tree
    37. Bookbinding
    38. Boomerangs
    39. Bowling
    40. Brewing Beer
    41. Bridge Building
    42. Bringing Food To The Disabled
    43. Building A House For Habitat For Humanity
    44. Building Dollhouses
    45. Butterfly Watching
    46. Button Collecting
    47. Cake Decorating
    48. Calligraphy
    49. Camping
    50. Candle Making
    51. Canoeing
    52. Cartooning
    53. Car Racing
    54. Casino Gambling
    55. Cave Diving
    56. Ceramics
    57. Cheerleading
    58. Chess
    59. Church/church activities
    60. Cloud Watching
    61. Cleaning
    62. Coin Collecting
    63. Collecting
    64. Collecting Antiques
    65. Collecting Artwork
    66. Collecting Hats
    67. Collecting Music Albums
    68. Collecting RPM Records
    69. Collecting Sports Cards (Baseball, Football, Basketball, Hockey)
    70. Collecting Swords
    71. Coloring
    72. Compose Music
    73. Computer activities
    74. ConworldingDancin
    75. Cooking
    76. Cosplay
    77. Crafts
    78. Crafts (unspecified)
    79. Crochet
    80. Crocheting
    81. Cross-Stitch
    82. Crossword Puzzles
    83. Dancing
    84. Darts
    85. Diecast Collectibles
    86. Digital Photography
    87. Dodgeball
    88. Dolls
    89. DominoesJo
    90. Drawing
    91. Dumpster Diving
    92. Eating out
    93. Educational Courses
    94. Electronics
    95. Embroidery
    96. Entertaining
    97. Exercise (aerobics, weights)
    98. Falconry
    99. Fast cars
    100. Felting
    101. Fencing
    102. Fire Poi
    103. Fishing
    104. Floorball
    105. Floral Arrangements
    106. Fly Tying
    107. Football
    108. Four Wheeling
    109. Freshwater Aquariums
    110. Frisbee Golf – Frolf
    111. Games
    112. Gardening
    113. Garage Saleing
    114. Genealogy
    115. Geocaching
    116. Ghost Hunting
    117. Glowsticking
    118. Gnoming
    119. Going to movies
    120. Golf
    121. Go Kart Racing
    122. Grip Strength
    123. Guitar
    124. Gunsmithing
    125. Gun Collecting
    126. Gymnastics
    127. Gyotaku
    128. Handwriting Analysis
    129. Hang gliding
    130. Herping
    131. Hiking
    132. Home Brewing
    133. Home Repair
    134. Home Theater
    135. Horse riding
    136. Hot air ballooning
    137. Hula Hooping
    138. Hunting
    139. Iceskating
    140. Illusion
    141. Impersonations
    142. Internet
    143. Inventing
    144. Jet Engines
    145. Jewelry Making
    146. Jigsaw Puzzles
    147. Juggling
    148. Keep A Journal
    149. Jump Roping
    150. Kayaking
    151. Kitchen Chemistry
    152. Kites
    153. Kite Boarding
    154. Knitting
    155. Knotting
    156. Lasers
    157. Lawn Darts
    158. Learn to Play Poker
    159. Learning A Foreign Language
    160. Learning An Instrument
    161. Learning To Pilot A Plane
    162. Leathercrafting
    163. Legos
    164. Letterboxing
    165. Listening to music
    166. Locksport
    167. Lacrosse
    168. Macramé
    169. Magic
    170. Making Model Cars
    171. Marksmanship
    172. Martial Arts
    173. Massage
    174. Matchstick Modeling
    175. Meditation
    176. Microscopy
    177. Metal Detecting
    178. Model Railroading
    179. Model Rockets
    180. Modeling Ships
    181. Models
    182. Motorcycles
    183. Mountain Biking
    184. Mountain Climbing
    185. Musical Instruments
    186. Nail Art
    187. Needlepoint
    188. Antique Car
    189. Origami
    190. Painting
    191. Paintball
    192. Papermaking
    193. Papermache
    194. Parachuting
    195. Paragliding or Power Paragliding
    196. Parkour
    197. Personal Hygiene
    198. Personal Finance
    199. Photography
    200. Piano
    201. Pinochle
    202. Planking
    203. Playing music
    204. Playing team sports
    205. Pole Dancing
    206. Pottery
    207. Powerboking
    208. Protesting
    209. Puppetry
    210. Pyrotechnics
    211. Quilting
    212. Racing Pigeons
    213. Rafting
    214. Railfans
    215. Rapping
    216. R/C Boats
    217. R/C Cars
    218. R/C Helicopters
    219. R/C Planes
    220. Reading
    221. Reading To The Elderly
    222. Relaxing
    223. Renaissance Faire
    224. Renting movies
    225. Rescuing Abused Or Abandoned Animals
    226. Robotics
    227. Rock Balancing
    228. Rock Collecting
    229. Rockets
    230. Rocking AIDS Babies
    231. Roleplaying
    232. Running
    233. Saltwater Aquariums
    234. Sand CastlesS
    235. Scrapbooking
    236. Scuba Diving
    237. Self Defense
    238. Self Improvement
    239. Sewing
    240. Shark Fishing
    241. Skeet Shooting
    242. Skiing
    243. Shopping
    244. Singing In Choir
    245. Skateboarding
    246. Sketching
    247. Sky Diving
    248. Slack Lining
    249. Sleeping
    250. Slingshots
    251. Slot Car Racing
    252. Snorkeling
    253. Snowboarding
    254. Soap Making
    255. Soccer
    256. Socializing with friends/neighbors
    257. Speed Cubing (rubix cube)
    258. Spelunkering
    259. Spending time with family/kids
    260. Stamp Collecting
    261. Storm Chasing
    262. Storytelling
    263. String Figures
    264. Surfing
    265. Surf Fishing
    266. Survival
    267. Swimming
    268. Tatting
    269. Taxidermy
    270. Tea Tasting
    271. Tennis
    272. Tesla Coils
    273. Tetris
    274. Texting
    275. Textiles
    276. Tombstone Rubbing
    277. Tool Collecting
    278. Toy Collecting
    279. Train Collecting
    280. Train Spotting
    281. Traveling
    282. Treasure Hunting
    283. Trekkie
    284. Tutoring Children
    285. TV watching
    286. Ultimate Frisbee
    287. Urban Exploration
    288. Video Games
    289. Violin
    290. Volunteer
    291. Walking
    292. Warhammer
    293. Watching sporting events
    294. Weather Watcher
    295. Weightlifting
    296. Windsurfing
    297. Wine Making
    298. Wingsuit Flying
    299. Woodworking
    300. Working In A Food Pantry
    301. Working on cars
    302. World Record Breaking
    303. Wrestling
    304. Writing
    305. Writing Music
    306. Writing Songs
    307. Yoga
    308. YoYo
    309. Ziplining
    310. Zumba

    Source: http://www.notsoboringlife.com/list-of-hobbies/
     
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  9. krdt

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    Yes 6 figures a year working about 20 hours a week. Been self employed 4 years.
     
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  10. Ajikan

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    I have 3 main things I do:
    1 - Computer programming
    2 - Music and meditating
    3 - Sports and anime
    I don't have many hobbies.
     
  11. Blackjedireturns

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    Amazing great to know. The reason why I ask is because I always see Facebook ads for this kind if thing and wonder if they actually all work. I'm not that skeptical , I always wanted to talk to someone who REALLY dose it.
     
  12. Merlio

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    Mountainbiking, Boxing and working, i work at a dog shelter :D
     
  13. SuperFan

    SuperFan Fapstronaut

    For me:

    Weight Training
    Krav Maga
    Guitar
    Project car (1993 VW Corrado VR6--badass little ride)
    Making cocktails (check my journal for recipes)
    Reading (always have a library book or two in my possession, usually on some kind of self-help or motivation)
    Riding my motorcycle (just learned to ride last year and having fun with it)

    I love the intention behind the OP's post, though. It's infinitely easier to resist porn if you have something positive to turn toward, and aren't just sitting there white-knuckling it. Load up your life with positive hobbies and set goals for them.
     
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