Find a Hobby You’re Passionate About

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Studies have shown that having a hobby is most definitely good for you, bringing about many health benefits while encouraging creativity and cultivating new skills. So if you don’t yet have a hobby that you love, now is the time to find one!

Think Back to Your Childhood
Childhood is a time in our lives when we are extremely open to new experiences, and you likely tried a variety of different activities. Think back to those, as some of those things that fascinated you as a child is just as likely to interest you again, but in a new way, as an adult. Whether you used to enjoy adventuring around the woods collecting insects or sewing tiny dresses for your dolls, your childhood interests could very well point the way to a new passion.

A Solo Hobby or a Social Hobby?
Generally, a hobby is usually either solo or social, meaning that it is either something that you do on your own, or something that you do with others. If you are looking for a hobby that will allow you to escape from the world for a while, then you should seek out solo hobbies, whereas if you want to meet like-minded people, then a social hobby would suit you best.

Find a Hobby That Fits Your Personality
Your best chance of finding a hobby that you can really be passionate about is if you try things that fit your personality. For example, if you are an active person, then a sedentary hobby is likely to bore you quite quickly. If you are quite an impatient person, it would be a better idea to look at quick projects rather than long-term ones.

What Catches Your Interest?
When trying to find a new passion, think about the things that already interest you, and things that you already enjoy doing. If trying new dishes at restaurants is something you love to do, you may enjoy recreating these at home and teaching yourself new cooking techniques. If there is a certain painting or image you see that catches your eye, use this inspiration and pick up a paintbrush or a camera.

Ask Your Friends
You may be quite surprised to discover that your friends have hobbies that you never knew about, and you will only find out by asking. Trying a new hobby with a friend will always make the experience more enjoyable as well, and your friend is likely to be able to offer you plenty of advice, as well as share materials.

The most important thing to remember when you are trying to find a new hobby is that you need to keep trying new things. Carve out a small portion of your day or week and dedicate this to discovering your new passion. The beauty of a hobby is that you can start and stop at anytime, and it is perfectly fine to try a new activity for a while before moving on to something else, as there are an endless number of hobbies that you can discover in the world.

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OROGOLD Helps You Revamp Your Style: Buying a Car for Your Personality

Young woman showing off the keys to her new carOROGOLD knows that buying a car can sometimes be a stressful ordeal. There are so many makes and models, and new technology being added to them every day. It can be difficult to know what car is the right choice for you. Safety is of course important, as well as design and comfort.

If you want to simplify which car is the right one for you, why not base it on your personality?

Buying a car that fits you as a person is crucial to your overall happiness with the vehicle you are committing to buying and payments you are no doubt going to be making for quite some time. Selecting a style you truly like, a color you like, and a model that’s right for you is important!

If you’re a big city living, fast paced lifestyle kind of girl, consider something sporty in your favorite color. Likewise, if you are a country girl, with a slower paced lifestyle and not too much going on, maybe a truck might be just the thing for you. Is this your first car? Perhaps a used car for a first car with a high safety rating might be what’s truly important.

Think about what’s important to your everyday life. Do you constantly use GPS? Do you like to plug your iPod in while you’re driving, or have a direct connection to Pandora radio? Many newer model cars offer these luxuries and more in their car purchasing packages, and sometimes will throw these things in for free. It doesn’t hurt to ask, and try to barter, when making a car deal sale. The salesman wants you to be happy, because they want to make that sale (and get paid)!

Consider the benefits versus the negatives when purchasing a car. Do you want something you can buy outright, or do you want something you have to make payments on that is newer and more reliable? Do you want a vehicle that is somewhat temporary for a ‘right now’ situation, or something you can use for years to come? It all comes down to lifestyle and lifestyle choices, and basing these off of your personality is a smart way to go. If you aren’t the type of girl who is good with managing money, perhaps sticking to a used vehicle without a lot of payments is the way to go – or even buying a used car outright.

It all comes down to personal preference and personality. Assess your current financial situation, your goals, what you want out of your car, what color is important to you, what frills you desire and go from there. If you’re still undecided, doing a bit of research on the internet will provide you with a wealth of information that you can use to make the best decision for you.

Once you make your decision and make your purchase, you will feel confident that you made the right decision if you carefully plan the process out beforehand.

Enjoy your new ride, and here’s to the open road!