A hobby is something that people enjoy doing in their spare time. These are ways in which we enrich our lives instead of just passing the time watching movies, binging series, or mindlessly scrolling on social media. Many Americans (and several other people around the world) will probably describe a hobby as not just being a bit of fun, but also productive to some extent.
In fact, a lot of Americans would love to have the opportunity to make a living out of their hobby. This might include writing stories, making homemade jewelry, baking, and so on. However, it’s not really necessary to monetize something that you like doing; just the pleasure you get out of it is enough.
Hobbies also have several benefits that make them worth pursuing. They teach you new skills, help you socialize with other people, relieve stress, teach disciplines, and even build up your self-esteem. At the end of the day, a hobby is something you have just for yourself.
According to recent studies and statistics, Americans have more leisure time than ever. With better chances to pursue their interests, Americans also put a lot of importance and emphasis on their hobbies. Some may even consider their hobby as part of their identity and personality. We can dive deep into the American love of hobbies, but the following infographic will give us a brief introduction to the topic as well: