I need a new hobby (19)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-09-16 08:12 ID:F3/+/AW6

Hey there everybody. Alright, I come seeking suggestions for a new hobby. See, for the past 10 years I've been your classic otaku-gamer-geek computer addict. However my years of 10-14 hours a day on the computer have finally caught up with me and I'm having severe problems with my hands/wrists/elbows. Although I'm in physical therapy and such for it, I know very well that I will not be pain free ever again unless I break from my beloved computer. Naturally I'll need something to fill the gap that computer once held, otherwise I'll just go right back to it. That's where you guys come in: gimmie suggestions for things I should try out in an attempt to find a new hobby.

Obviously it needs to be light on the hands, especially the fingers. So no instruments. My physical therapist also said no martial arts or similar activities because of my elbows. Thanks for any help.

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-09-16 16:57 ID:5EL/mcE3

Back in the fibromyalgia thread someone suggested astronomy/stargazing.
Photography also comes to mind, or traditional games (like board, CCGs, pencil & paper RPing.)

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-09-17 00:26 ID:TS/T6Uxd

backpacking or hiking spending days in the deep forest where no one can bother you it requires good trails though and they are sometimes hard to find

4 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-09-17 02:12 ID:F3/+/AW6


I am a horseback rider also and the idea of being able to ride trails like that sounds heavenly, but I can't afford my own horse and thus I can't take that hobby any further. Either way, good idea.

5 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-09-18 18:20 ID:LvghFUoa

interestingly, we had the same conflict

try playing tennis..you'll be attracted to it

hope it helps

6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-09-20 14:10 ID:Heaven

Try walking. Travel to distant countries and explore the wilderness, maybe keep a journal? Draw and take photographs of what you find, and the people you meet.

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-09-23 21:42 ID:Heaven

Fuck watermelons.

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-09-24 20:38 ID:Heaven

If you'd not fapped so much over that span of time, you wouldn't be in such bad shape. We all know that fapping leads to blindness and a sweaty nutsack, but it should be obvious that it can cause damage to the wrists, arms and elbows as well.

Let that be a lesson to you.

9 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-11-03 08:40 ID:HByq8RSF

Model railroading is a good one. In general, it shouldn't be too rough on you physically, and it's got a huge community behind it.

10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-11-05 06:52 ID:Qry2Liw+

>>7 nice i might do that when i get a watermelon

Pick up a book. For me reading passes the just nicely.

11 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-11-07 13:37 ID:DeGe4Awi

i like batik esp psychedelic^^

12 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-11-09 08:56 ID:LV+K40h0

First, clean your room. Throw out all your old underwear. They grow mushrooms already. Stop throbbing your xxxxx with your hands, especially the fingers. Go outside and meet people.

13 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-11-11 15:13 ID:ucV3qUYY


tennis, of course, being notoriously easy on the wrist and elbow...

14 Name: - : 2009-01-14 22:01 ID:uqDcvs0L

you can try to diving and visit to bunaken-indonesia.. it is so amazing......

15 Name: - : 2009-01-14 22:04 ID:uqDcvs0L

you must try and you will be addicted to diving in here..

16 Name: - : 2009-01-14 22:04 ID:uqDcvs0L

17 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-01-21 18:07 ID:idmax5sF

Start homebrewing, it's addictive. It definitely wont fill the 10-14 hours of free time that you apparently have, but it's a start.

18 Name: eebs : 2009-08-07 11:56 ID:mGDHPbmJ

why don't you try origami? it's not much of a strain on the fingers and you can do all sorts of interesting things out of paper. reading is a good hobby too, even writing, if you want to try it once in a while.

19 Name: W-roar man : 2009-10-31 02:24 ID:23Y7NhVS

Gundam Modeling is not too bad on the hands and fingers and usually takes 5-8 hours for one model. It is also quite good for getting you in a good mood for some reason (pertaining to something about having accomplishments in this area).
I did one and it was quite entertaining. the model industry branches out into many different sects, so when you get done with one, you can move onto another.

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