I used to have hobbies. I used to write songs on my guitar and I used to play bass. I used to play five-a-side football and I used to go to the gym a few times a week. That was before I had to work a full time job.
These days I have lost my hobbies and I would like to find both the time and the energy to engage in some new stuff. If I spent a lot less time staring at my laptop and if I spent a lot less money on junk food, perhaps I would have a bit more vitality with which to pursue some hobbies.
I have recently discovered that here in Japan we can participate in futsal individually. In England, we had to get a group of at least 5 friends together in order to play. It was sometimes difficult to arrange a time that was suitable for everyone. It was also difficult to find five friends. I hope to join an individual participation futsal session soon, probably in Ikebukuro. My only worry is that I am a bit heavier/fatter these days and I have a dodgy knee. I should probably lose some weight and strengthen my leg muscles before getting back on a pitch.
Living in an apartment here makes it difficult to write songs. I want to sing and play my guitar, but I don’t want to annoy my neighbors. I have tried karaoke rooms and rehearsal rooms, but they aren’t very relaxing. I find it hard to get in the zone. My plan is to move into a detached house outside of Tokyo and then it is my hope that I will be able to relax enough to enjoy some songwriting. I’d also like to buy an electronic drum kit.
If you have any ideas on where and how I can find the motivation/energy to do pull ups, press ups, go running and stretch etc. please let me know.



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