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Hobbies, interests, and other activities

Girl holding a guitar.

Find out what you enjoy and what you are good at. When you focus on what you can do, you'll have a better chance of feeling good and bouncing back when things don't go your way. Of course, it's always okay to make mistakes or lose the game — the most important thing is to enjoy what you are doing!

Try the following:

  • Join a school or community service club
  • Volunteer at a hospital
  • Start a program in your school or community to teach others about your illness or disability
  • Help an elderly neighbor plant a garden
  • Offer to baby-sit for a neighbor
  • Help your parents with chores
  • Learn a new kind of exercise or join a sports team
  • Play an instrument you’ve never tried before

Ready to find a new hobby, activity, or interest? Here are some options:


Content last reviewed February 16, 2011
Page last updated October 31, 2013