A hobby is a leisure activity that people do for fun or recreation. A hobby is something that one likes to do in one’s spare time. It is developed through a constant and systematic process. Hobbies play an important role in developing one’s personality. They keep a person active, busy and cheerful. There is hardly a person who does not have a hobby. The educated and the uneducated alike pursue one hobby or the other. Some hobbies like flying kites, gardening, reading books, periodicals, swimming, painting, to listening to music, etc. are fairly popular. The youth today who are too busy to devote time for hobbies should choose career-oriented hobbies. The old and the young equally derive pleasure from hobbies. Hobbies should have a creative and instructive effect upon the person. People may have many different types of hobbies during their lifetimes. The main goal of a hobby is to give you an enjoyable break from your everyday work or school. A hobby is something you should do only for yourself. Hobbies are interesting pursuits which people engage in to add interest to their daily life. A hobby affords a welcome change from the dull routine of life. It refreshes the mind. It keeps us usefully busy. It saves us from evil company. It is a source of recreation and amusement. A hobby is a necessity for the proper enjoyment of life. Different people cultivate different hobbies. Painting, photography, swimming, singing, gardening, stamp collecting, picture collecting, hunting, fishing, carpentry and nature study, are some common hobbies.

My hobby is reading. I read storybooks, magazines, newspapers and any kind of material that I find interesting. This hobby got started when I was a little boy. I had always wanted my parents to read fairy tales and other stories to me. Soon they got fed up and tired of having to read to me continually. So as soon as I could, I learned to read. I started with simple ABC books. Soon I could read simple fairy tales and other stories. Now I read just about anything that is available. Reading enables me to learn about so many things that I would otherwise not know. The wonderful thing about reading is that I do not have to learn things the hard way. Books provide the reader with so much information and facts. They have certainly helped me in my daily life. I am better equipped to cope with living. Otherwise, I would go about ignorantly learning things the hard way. So I continue to read. Besides being more informed about the world, I also spend my time profitably. It is indeed a good hobby.