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SpaceDogSky

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Anyone know any good cheap hobbies to keep my mind off things? I used to love art, video games, crochet, sewing, etc. I'm currently gonna try out whittling and of course I clean on occasion but I find trouble finding something I have passion for. Everything just leaves me with a sense of failure, even though I know the first time I do something, I know it's not gonna be perfect. If anyone has any hobby recommendations or ways to get past this feeling with my current hobbies, let me know!

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    • Soskae

      712d

      Minecraft gives instant gratification and really helps with my adhd fixations. I also really enjoy coloring apps. They go everywhere with you and you can’t mess them up.

    • Goodday59

      711d

      buy a very cheap acoustic guitar and watch some beginning type videos

    • Soskae

      712d

      Minecraft gives instant gratification and really helps with my adhd fixations. I also really enjoy coloring apps. They go everywhere with you and you can’t mess them up.

    • Porkbun

      712d

      Video games? You can find cheap pastels and use em on paper super fun. Embroidery is also affordable and u can practice on old clothes

    • MrsClark9119

      712d

      My husband and I throw darts. Steel tip boards are free, bars have soda, and its good stress/anger management

      • SpaceDogSky

        712d

        @MrsClark9119 I actually own a dart board, I just haven't hung it up in the house cause I need to find some cork board to put around it to protect the walls

    • Mama_Pescado

      712d

      I find a lot of fun inexpensive things to make for my home on YouTube. DIY projects

    • sho

      712d

      Reading good book

    • ElleBee

      713d

      I use polymer clay to make little tiny sculptures of food and whatever and then make earrings out of them for fun. It’s a super affordable hobby. I’ve also been doing those little diamond-by-number “paintings”….

    • Mufasa94

      713d

      Painting!! And I’ve been making earrings - it’s super fun :) how do you all stick with your hobbies when you’re feeling fatigued and the mental health stuff gets the best of ya?

    • Emax

      713d

      Chess is a favorite of mine. Endlessly fascinating and doesn't cost a thing

    • ray64

      713d

      rug hooking is my current one! (i think that's what it's called?) it's very much something you can zone out doing bc it's a pretty repetitive motion and it's not difficult!

      • Margaret4

        712d

        @ray64 this is something i’ve wanted to try but don’t know where to start. are there any good starter kits out there?

    • Belugabear

      713d

      I love embroidery! It takes time but honestly that’s a good thing. Brings out my creative side without being too challenging!

    • Marie2266

      713d

      I've been super into making tiny things lately and it's super fun. I think the most expensive pert of it it's the amount of glue you use. I just finished a tiny model of the bedroom I grew up in and it's super fun.

      • Calibird

        713d

        @Marie2266 I make miniatures too,we should chat sometime

    • Valerie12

      713d

      I LOVE crocheting!! I've found making myself cute little stuffed friends helps, because it's a project and a friend! And if they aren't perfect that's okay because friends come in all different shapes and sizes and looks!

    • Calibird

      714d

      Have you tried painting? It's really meditative and relaxing

    • Gothmoth

      714d

      If you like to sew, you should try embroidery. It’s super meditative, and you can also make super cute things to wear or give as gifts using it! I like to listen to podcasts and embroider to take my mind off things. Either that or play way too much Stardew Valley

    • NewYork

      714d

      I’ve been sketching and doing marker art

    • Anth

      714d

      My current distraction is actually typeracer. I've been trying to learn to type faster, because the job I want requires a 90wpm minimum. I can actually put focus into something with little energy and still feel like I'm doing something to help myself in the future. Plus car go zoom on computer screen

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