As someone with bipolar disorder I can’t tell you how many times I have been told that a hobby would be good for me. I took this to heart for a while. I have started many hobbies. Most I have done for about five minutes each.
Wow, it brings back of a lot of memories reading this. But it's also comforting in a way to know that these things I've felt and still feel aren't a reflection of who I am, just part of an illness I fight against every day.