A hobby is an activity that a person does in their spare time for enjoyment. It is a non-work related activity that can be either creative and artistic in nature or more physical such as sports. Hobbies can also be a way to socialize with others or meet new people. Some hobbies can even make a person money.
A good hobby can be anything from playing chess or painting to taking up rollerblading or geocaching. It is usually an enjoyable activity that helps a person unwind and relax. It can help relieve stress and tension as well as a sense of accomplishment. Some people may enjoy having a hobby for the purpose of making friends or to help improve their health and fitness.
Hobbies can be casual where they are infrequent or short lived or they can be serious where a person is very committed to their hobby. They can also be project-based where the hobby is worked on for a specific amount of time with an end result in mind.
Many hobbies are not only enjoyable to do but can be used as a way to get rid of unwanted items in a home or make extra cash. For example, refinishing old furniture can be a great way to turn clutter into new home decor. Gardening is another hobby that can be relaxing and rewarding to the homeowner. People can also geocache (look for hidden containers with logbooks) as a fun and unique way to spend time outdoors while meeting others in the process.