What are your hobbies???

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When I am off work, I want to take out my stress on something, but I just sit around all day when I have a day off or even after work. A lot of people are telling me to get a gym membership and exercise; I understand the need to exercise and I will, but I honestly don't enjoy exercising and don't believe it will ease my stress.

I feel like hobbies are what keep people's days going and I need that. So, what are your hobbies? What do you do for fun when you have time to spare?

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Aug 31, 2018

Exercising, poker, rec sports, researching investments, and most importantly...shitposting on WSO

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Aug 31, 2018

poker sounds fun. What kind of rec sports?

Aug 31, 2018

Softball and vball. Used to play in a men's full contact flag football league (confusing, but full contact on the line, can shove people out of bounds, and can throw full blocks), but I got too old to feel beat-up the next day.

Aug 31, 2018

Exercising is gonna be more important later on if you want to avoid doctor bills and complications in life.

Reading, socializing, bike rides, collecting random shit, trying out interesting foods, cooking, traveling, and getting drunk are some of the things I do. Recently been thinking of helping out a charity that helps people study for the tests to become naturalized citizens.

Aug 31, 2018

yeah. I think I am going to exercise for that reason. Still, I think it will help me physically, but not mentally.

What charity is that? It sounds interesting.

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Aug 31, 2018

I was looking just to get more involved thinking it'd be good for business school apps later on, but it seemed pretty interesting since actually some of my family did it when they immigrated a while back. This one is specifically through Catholic Charities, but I'm sure many other programs do it too.

Sep 5, 2018

It would be a terrible mistake and a disservice to yourself to underestimate the mental benefits of exercise. My suggestion is that you find 45-60 minutes 6 days a week with your favorite form of exercise (mine is swimming). After about 4-5 weeks into this schedule (and do not miss any of the 6 days) you will notice, alongside increased energy and other physical benefits, an improvement in your cognitive dexterity.

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Aug 31, 2018

Pretty sad how we, as business people, consider hobbies to be what most people do as part of every day life. Dudes ride bikes, read, collect random shit, cook, travel, get drunk, party, exercise, post on forums etc. all while working at Dunkin Donuts.

Fuck that, I love my bonus.

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Aug 31, 2018

They probably just work better hours or make time.

Aug 31, 2018

What do you do with your bonus?

Sep 1, 2018

Perhaps seasoned and experienced people in High Finance enjoy the little things in life more? Most people on this website are very driven and goal orientated by once some of the goals have been reached, the smaller things like the activities you mentioned are a lot better.

Sep 10, 2018

I'm fairly certain that many successful people exercise and read as well... kind of sad that you have to belittle people who have interests just because you have nothing going for you in your life other than money, evidently

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Sep 10, 2018

Nah dude. I'm saying that the more you have to work on your business life, the less time you have for more eclectic hobbies, and eventually the things others do to pass the time are the hobbies you take on more seriously. I'm lamenting not having time as I did when I was younger.

Aug 31, 2018

Exercising, rec sports, Netflix/HBO, video games, reading (no where near as much as I should), cooking, drinking, etc.

Aug 31, 2018

any video games you want to recommend lately?

Sep 1, 2018

Have you played Witcher 3? Honestly is a pretty amazing piece of art and has wonderful writing.

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Sep 4, 2018

Real time strategy: Starcraft II

Battle Royale: PUBG

Shooters: Battlefield (4 or 1, depends on your preference)

RPG: Witcher III and Skyrim are both good, as are Fallout.

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Aug 31, 2018

Surfing, hiking, camping, gym, BJJ, surfing again, stand up paddle board when surfing is bad, hockey, shooting, hunting, boating, and cooking

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Sep 4, 2018

Ever considered a foil board for the choppy small days?

Aug 31, 2018

Lift nightly, golf a couple times a week and try to make it out to the wilderness for a good hike or two on the weekends. I plan on beginning to take piano lessons once I get my CFP

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Aug 31, 2018

guitar, gym, data science.

Aug 31, 2018

Photography, yoga, hiking, Middle-Eastern dance, gardening, fiction writing, cooking, travel, reading, collecting Art Deco era jewelry, Siamese niello jewelry and vintage clothing from the 1940s and 1950s.

Aug 31, 2018

staying home and cranking

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Aug 31, 2018

Reading, sports , watching sports on tv, concerts, day-trading crypto, exercising, relaxing, swimming

Sep 1, 2018

distance running

Sep 1, 2018

also watching distance running

Sep 9, 2018
famejranc:

distance running

What is distance running?

Like you run 10 miles or 100 miles?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Sep 10, 2018

anything from 800 meters to the marathon i like watching. i run usually 50-90 miles per week.

Sep 1, 2018

still in UG: work out, hang w friends and girlfriend, study, cook daily, look at cars/condos/homes/etc I aspire to afford one day

Sep 1, 2018

Baking and cooking are my main stress relievers. I recently started learning calligraphy, so I try to take 15 minutes a day to practice.

To quote my favorite movie: "Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy." It's true, man. I try to work out 3x a week as stress relief. It's nice to get yourself moving and getting stronger/healthier in the process. Plus, if I'm busy down at work AND I look like shit, then I'll be extra stressed.

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Sep 1, 2018

its true. I do look shit right now and im hella stressed.

Sep 2, 2018

Happy people just don't shoot their husbands, they just don't.

Lol nice movie choice. These days it seems I spend the majority of my time working, although I do enjoy it. In my extremely limited free time, working out, surfing, and building furniture take up most of my time. Currently working on an intricate piece and have around 30 hours in it, prolly needs another 30 hours so maybe it'll be done by the new year? Hopefully.

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  •  Sep 2, 2018

Swimming, coding (working on a few projects lately), scamming people online, video games, reading, cooking, baking, playing golf and polo with dad when I'm at home

Sep 5, 2018

Sounds fascinating. Perhaps you could go into more depth concerning the method of which you "scam" people with?

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Sep 9, 2018
michigan10483:

Swimming, coding (working on a few projects lately), scamming people online, video games, reading, cooking, baking, playing golf and polo with dad when I'm at home

The fuck?

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Sep 10, 2018
michigan10483:

Swimming, codeine

ahhh - it all makes sense now

you and kodak black, eh?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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  • ij29824DE
  •  Sep 10, 2018

Do people seriously laugh at these jokes? how is that remotely funny?

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Sep 3, 2018

Most of what has been said already; reading, sports etc. Whatever interest you have you need to find the resources to truly explore it and turn it into a hobby. Like watches? Read online magazines, buy cheap watchmaking sets online and attend watch enthusiasts meetings. Interested in languages? Learn some online, explore ethnic areas of your city or get a native language pen pal to practice with. There are plenty of things you can do. Think of something you have an initial interest in and see how far you are willing to pursue it.

Sep 3, 2018

I'll bite:

Photography, triathlons, wake surfing, learning new skills (i.e coding).

Sep 3, 2018

taking xanax and listening to music

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Sep 3, 2018

Cars, trucks, car rallies, motorcycles, road trips/traveling by car, designing/building/racing cars/trucks/ATVs.

Sep 4, 2018

My hobby is drinking

(SB me if you get the reference)

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Sep 4, 2018

smokes let's go

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Sep 4, 2018

Make like a tree and fuck offffff

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Sep 4, 2018

Spinning dreidels, frying up some latkes, and lighting up my menorah, its lit

What concert costs 45 cents? 50 Cent feat. Nickelback.

Sep 4, 2018

Gym, though it doesn't seem like a hobby at 5:30am.

Surfing, volleyball, bicycling, spearfishing, backpacking/camping, side gigs, side chicks, netflix, lil bit of rock climbing, shit posting (though less of a hobby since I get paid to do this at work.) Also not really a hobby, but I throw these themed dinner nights that all the friends love.

Time wise: girl and side gig are tied, then volleyball

Enjoyment rankings: spearfishing, volleyball, side gig

Sep 4, 2018

Dance, piano, badminton, LoL, reading, watching a diverse variety of videos on Youtube..

Sep 4, 2018

golf, travel, read and cook

Sep 4, 2018

1) Competitive weightlifting / working out
2) Range and sport clay shooting (big gun guy)
3) Cars - performance and track driving
4) Raging with the bros
5) Reading / researching investments
6) Strategy games (Magic the Gathering)
7) Videogames

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Sep 4, 2018

MtG Online's beta was pretty lit.

Sep 4, 2018

Playing video games (only League of Legends right now, Xbox is broken), going on walks in Central Park, blackjack, weightlifting, and going out to eat with the gf

Sep 4, 2018
  1. Exercise
  2. Volunteering/Mentoring
  3. Reading
  4. Music
  5. Games
  6. Cooking
  7. Relationships

etc

Sep 4, 2018

Honestly for me, nothing kills stress like sitting with friends and shooting the shit over beer and whiskey. I've really started getting into that now, whiskey sampling, and having some older friends to offer advice on what to try next is pretty good.
I have a daily gym regimen so I guess you could call that a hobby, but some days it honestly feels more like a chore than work. However, that lets me keep up with my other physical hobbies. I'm currently peak bagging in Latin America, have always enjoyed doing that, and go every third weekend or so for another volcano.
Occasionally I'll join up with a local ultimate team and play, or go on an organized bike ride, but my favorite non-regular hobbies all involved the water. When the (rare) chance arises I will always jump on a diving or sailing trip, and I'd like to turn skydiving into the water into a hobby (though I've only done that once so far).

Sep 4, 2018

Spending time with family, gaming, HBO/netflix and drinking vodka.

Sep 4, 2018

Snowboarding, kayaking, playing basketball, and I love to watch college football. Hate to admit it but a lot of Saturdays are spent sitting right in front of the tv.

Sep 4, 2018

Start a Podcast about Banking and/or your experience

Sep 4, 2018

get him a CD copy of sports by huey lewis and the news

Sep 5, 2018

Building Ultra-High-End Fine Wooden Furniture. It's also a profitable side business, but it relaxes me. That's the only hobby of mine worth discussing with most of the WSO crowd because it's such an uncommon hobby.

Sep 10, 2018

Do you have your own tools/equipment? Are you in a big city or a suburb?

I loved woodworking all through High School and University. Made some damn good money making custom Adirondack chairs for people. I sort of let it fall to the way side since joining the workforce but I just moved to a place that has a co-working space nearby designed for product manufacturing and development. They have all the tools I would ever need and more. Really excited to get back in to it.

Sep 10, 2018

I have my own shop and everything. Suburban-based.

Sep 5, 2018

Fly fishing and hunting

Sep 5, 2018

Archery. Decent work-out and also quite relaxing.

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Sep 6, 2018

Recurve or compound? I set up a range in my yard and shoot recurve mostly. Working up to going hunting with a compound one day.

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Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Sep 6, 2018

No need to work up to it they are different skill sets. A compound will be easier to hunt with and can shoot much farther and with more accuracy. People who use recurve to hunt are doing it as a way to make it more challenging for themselves.

Sep 7, 2018

I finally took up flying... Private pilot with instrument rating. I own one plane and I'm building a faster one (200+ mph). I also like cycling (mostly riding my bike to work these days) . Cooking is a nice creative outlet.

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Sep 10, 2018

I would love to take up flying one day, but I'm afraid I won't make the minimum required amount of yearly flying hours. How do you keep up?

Sep 10, 2018

It's a commitment, true... That actually is sort of the point of a hobby, they're an appointment with yourself for some "me" time. Flying is serious business and it requires a fair bit of time. I feel very rusty after a few weeks on the ground. Once, after a few months off, I felt it was unsafe for me to fly alone, so I went up with an instructor. Totally nailed it, but it was worth having the instructor onboard to knock the rust off safely.

If you do take lessons, you need to commit to them. Once a month won't do it; you won't make any progress.

You need to fly, maybe, 25 hours a year just to keep it up.

One thing you can try is to take a vacation down in Florida where they have these ten day courses that get you a sport pilot license. That will get flying off your bucket list and after that, just take a lesson once in a while to keep your hand in it.

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Sep 8, 2018

I see three 'worthy' hobbies as categories:

Two disclaimers first in the light of the abovementioned stuff
(won't be any hardcore PC gaming, come on guys.. even more prolonged sitting at a fkin desk? - rather go play magic with actual ppl in person)
(I very much liked the beers and whiskey's and shooting the shit by the bar type of idea. That's a hygiene factor in our business IMO.)

1.) Sports
any (team\individual air\land\sea)
2.) Creative Arts
Any form of music, painting, getting immersed in architecture whatnot; it could be something so specific as the designer joinery thing; would put cooking here
3.) Trivia
Books, antiqueing, gardening, backpacking, guns, volunteering, hunting, golf (is not a sport)

At the end of the day this should not be a rational decision. You most absolutely have to regress for something that you gut-feel to be right for you.

PS.: whichever hobby you end up choosing, resist the temptation to gear up to a pro level because you may very well end up with an instrument\golf equipment\rifle\handyman tools gathering dust 3 weeks into taking the hobby up lol... we've all been there at some point

Sep 8, 2018
lmin997:

What do you do for fun when you have time to spare?

I have a tandem bike that I ride around on with Bernie (Weekend at Bernie's full size replica), glasses and all. I put Bernie on the back and we both go riding around the city. Its a blast.

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Sep 10, 2018

epic, where should I look for you riding about town?

Sep 9, 2018

I read fiction. Some old stuff, some newer.

Sep 10, 2018

I Truly believe first hobby/priority should be some type of intense exercise (lifting weights,tennis,swimming etc.) Despite the physical aspects, the mental clarity and energy boost is second to none. Endorphins are key.

Other activities I enjoy:

yoga, golfing, reading, Netflix, drinking, cooking, traveling, writing and socializing with the bros.

Sep 10, 2018

formula 1, gym

Sep 10, 2018

I find golf and trap shooting to be a good way to relax a bit and blow of steam, respectively. Not to mention, they are both great for networking while you have some fun.

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