A hobby is a great way to have fun, learn and geek out on a subject of interest. Hobbies also lead to cool social interactions with others who enjoy the same pastime. Arguably the best part of a hobby is when a person becomes so immersed, they enter a state that psychologists refer to as being “in the zone” — a hyper-focused, almost spiritual frame of mind where the only thing that exists is the here and now of the activity. Here’s a look at three hobbyists, and the adaptions they’ve made to get the most out of their passions.
Darren Brehm fell in love with pinball as a kid playing with his dad. He kept the hobby alive through high school and college and even integrated it when he fell in love again. “My wife and I played pinball when we were dating,” says Brehm, 47. A United Spinal board