Playing Guitar in a Band. I started this with friends 10 years ago and we're still rolling. And i act in an amateur theatre group which is awesome. In the last months i've also discovered how much fun cooking actually is
I try to read, but I just fall asleep in like 2 pages nowadays. I have a huge backlog of books.
Used to play drums, but moving around the country and continent killed that. Can't take a drum kit anywhere.
I've got lazy with exercise, but I used to be REALLY into olympic weightlifting. Competed regularly on the amateur level. Now I don't even run. I need to fix that or I'll get fat and ill.
My work is pretty much my main hobby, science is all consuming. I spend hours reading for work and around my work. My twitter is exclusively devoted to science. It's enjoyable, but sometimes I need a break. Had a whole weekend off last week and just played Apex Legends for hours. Was so satisfying!
I play non-video games. Miniature games, board games, card games, whatever. I have an autistic-like obsession with gaming, and thank god. If I had to rely on just video games for my gaming needs, I would've quit a long, long time ago.
It's amazing to me that with all the variety and value of gaming out there that video games are so narrowly created and largely unpleasant, if not outright hostile to gamers. I mean, you get daily login and weekly challenges designed to make you come back to the same (shitty) game every day by targeting a short circuit in your decision making ability. You never see that in board games. Monopoly never goes, "hey come back and I'll give you you a gold race car token... eventually". I can't blame anybody for being sick of that crap.
Cooking baking and all that stuff. I'm always trying out new recipes and learning to make new stuff (currently learning how to make Dumplings)
Reading. Usually books, sometimes manga
When there's good weather (which where I live is like.... 2 months at most on a good year) I like Hiking and Fishing
Oh and me and some friends/acquaintances like to play board games but for everyone to have the time to get together is rare so it ends up being like once a month.
cooking, gardening, fishing, hiking, sports(tennis, soccer, golf), gym, my family, DIY projects, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet, reading/audio books, mycology, following national sports teams,
playing guitar, drums, piano, etc. production beats/sound design. creating and listening to music in general is my biggest hobby - i love amps, speakers, subwoofers, etc it's an addictive hobby (and an expensive one)
gym, hiking, skateboarding - anything outdoors is fun
i've recently got into guns (i live in texas) and i'm seriously considering buying a glock or a revolver, getting my license to carry, and heading to the shooting range for some target practice.
Walking is actually a good one. I started doing this last summer at night. I live in a pretty big development in the suburbs and would put a bunch of audio books on my phone and just walk. It was awesome. I listened to the entire HP Lovecraft collection and started the Lord of the Rings on audiobook. Really, this is the only way I can listen to audio books without losing focus. I'm actually looking forward to doing this again when the weather is nice.
Love insects, reptiles, all other small invertebrates, DIY projects, cooking, baking, knife sharpening, biking, fishing, gardening, playing guitar, drawing/painting. These are the "micro" hobbies because i expend more focus on them.
My "macro" hobbies include napping, kicking back and chilling to youtube and/or music/movies/shows/etc. These are the zone out activities.
And then there are the "dark arts" which are somewhere in between.
While I find his way of talking sleep inducing, this is actually a very good tutorial that guides you in a simple recipe (stir fry) while giving you lots of small suggestions that you'll be able to apply to your future cooking.
Stir fry is also a very "make your own" dish, meaning that you can add or remove ingredients to your liking... it's more like a way of cooking than an actual recipe.
Start small, start easy, follow the recipe and HAVE FUN. There's a great satisfaction in eating something that you cooked starting with simple not processed ingredients. And it's much healtier
Working out, reading books and writing are the usual suspects when I´m not in the mood for playing games. I used to be into producing hiphop music and rapping but after more than a decade of doing it my passion faded and I decided to quit my musical career.
Organic gardening, my heirloom watermelons are LEGENDARY, at least to one town in rural Kentucky.
Guns. (I shoot competition. USPSA, IPSC, 3-Gun.)
The biggest one in the last year or two has been photography. I love it. It gets me out, especially since I love doing landscapes around Kentucky. I've also done some stuff with local sporting events and schools. People are so happy to get some good actions shots of their kids. Nobody has a decent camera anymore in this era of camera phones! I also really like the post-processing, tinkering around in Lightroom and Photoshop.
Besides the hobbies I mentioned before I recently got back to cross stitching. I love pixel art and it makes me really calm. I started a sort of canvas that will have lots of my daughter's fave characters. first one is unikitty and others will follow.
Fishing and drinking mostly. I tried golf a few weeks back but you gotta walk and drink at the same time which ain't no good. Sometimes I like playing a little guitar and singing to the dog while I'm drinking. I don't think he appreciates it too much though.