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Which hobbies do you find most rewarding?

Hobbies are a wonderful way to enrich our lives, spend time with others, and learn new skills.

Most people pick up several hobbies over the course of their lifetime, sometimes following their curiosity, other times trying something new at the insistence of a friend.

Leisure and recreation are an important feature of psychological health – engaging your mind, relaxing and enjoying yourself are just as important to your wellbeing as good rest, exercise and a balanced diet.

Today we’re asking you – which hobbies do you find most rewarding? Vote in the poll below and then tell us why in the comments; you might just inspire someone else to give it a go! 

Which hobbies do you find most rewarding?

Gardening
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Walking or hiking
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Reading
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Drawing or painting
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Woodworking and DIY
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Crafts or scrapbooking
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Exercising
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Writing
0%
Knitting or sewing
0%
Collecting
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Photography
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Birdwatching
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Other - share in comments
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Based on 403 public votes.

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LMenendez
28th May 2019
0
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Quilting. I love to be part of a quilting guild that makes children’s quilts for charity. A lot of fun and very rewarding!
Autinde
14th Mar 2019
1
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I love working outside and using my hands to create something. I was taught by my father and i learned woodwork at school.
Actress75
15th Feb 2019
0
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I love singing and have done for the last forty years in an amateur group. Bit of acting as well if appropriate.

Love writing too and have recently joined a creative writing group.
JaneL59
10th Feb 2019
0
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I love writing novels. The research, the planning, the confusion all relaxes me and takes me out of everyday life. I have a monotonous job. My home life, with my hubby, is exciting and active. We visit places of interest, watch recorded movies, go for walks. My children and grandchildren visit every weekend. But, my time, I like to work on my novel undisturbed.
jane
Delia
8th Feb 2019
0
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Gardening, reading and my dollshouses.
TheEscapee3108
8th Feb 2019
2
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Walking, birdwatching and photography can easily be combined on a day out ... being up close to nature is truly medicinal .
JaneL59
10th Feb 2019
0
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That would be my second choice or maybe my first!
jane
Valentine4
5th Feb 2019
0
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Crochet and reading, not necessarily in that order!
JayneTrevor
3rd Feb 2019
0
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Michael3591
25th Jan 2019
0
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Fly fishing. And fly tying. Learning a new language. Tropical fishkeeping.
GPK
24th Jan 2019
0
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Genealogy, have traced my Maternal side to about 950.
JulieG225
24th Jan 2019
0
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vtrewickgmailcom
24th Jan 2019
0
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I love fly fishing in the secluded chalk streams of Norfolk with my 23 year old son and best fising buddy!
The Birds
24th Jan 2019
1
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Blude
20th Jan 2019
1
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I enjoy metal detecting, it gets me out in the fresh air doing lots of walking and digging. I love digging up and revealing history and I also help people who lose items of jewellery etc it's a great feeling to return lost items to their owners. Love my hobby.
Hondacrv1
18th Jan 2019
0
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I enjoy working as a gardener for the National Trust & also tend my own garden, I also volunteer at the R.V.P at Manchester Airport. I play golf & attend a gym where I do Pilates. Recently I have joined a local amateur Theatre group & help with stage sets. In the better weather I enjoy cycling.
Wilf
17th Jan 2019
1
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I enjoy gardening, cycling, walking, hiking, chess, reading and in my spare minutes watching tv
BevH3
14th Jan 2019
1
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I've recently started drawing and painting after a break of some years. I find it so relaxing and rewarding and even better have now got commissioned to do pet portraits.
Suepersonic
14th Jan 2019
2
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My hobby is entering competitions, amongst my wins so far are : £1,000 shopping spree in London, Tempur double mattress, black-tie charity dinner attended by loads of soap stars, portable T.V. 's, still waiting to win a holiday though...……
RayS9
13th Jan 2019
1
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I took up Ballroom Dancing 4 years ago. Now a National Competition Champion and have danced in the Blackpool Winter Gardens and Tower Ballroom. Fantastically rewarding.
Curlydot
13th Jan 2019
4
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I took up drumming at age 59, I’m now in a band and gigging. Just having the best time.
Sharin
13th Jan 2019
2
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Jigsaw puzzles. Love them.
Suze q
13th Jan 2019
4
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I enjoy walking, taking photos and also jewellery making and gardening too.
ElizabethH53
13th Jan 2019
2
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2
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I enjoy all different types of craft,love pom pom making&button art
GrannieParsons
11th Jan 2019
2
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I do knit and really enjoy it, but I think actually designing and writing crochet patterns is most rewarding

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