My real hobbies:
Watching 'The Biggest Loser' and eating chocolate.
Thinking mean thoughts about people I don't like.
Watching 'The Kardashians'.
Going to the supermarket to peruse.
Picking at my toenails and ingrown hairs.
Talking on the phone to my friends for hours about absolutely nothing of consequence.
Looking through the piles of stuff I have at my house.
The Oxford dictionary definition of a hobby is: An activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure.
Nowhere does it mention this activity should be healthy or productive or for anyone else's benefit but your own.
And the questions are: What do you like to do best and should we be ashamed of our hobbies? Why do our hobbies have to be beneficial to ourselves or others and to top it all off, when you go for a job interview why do they bother asking you what your hobbies are when you are obviously going to lie? No one's going to admit that one of their hobbies is lying in bed eating a packet of salt and vinegar chips. Who would want to employ someone who watches overweight people exercise like crazy to lose weight while eating high calorie food with their feet up? No one. Hobbies are private. No longer is the question "What are your hobbies?" appropriate for everyday use.
Then there's the other question:
What do you do to treat yourself?
What I tell people I do to treat myself:
Have a massage.
Go to the movies.
Long walks on the beach.
What I really do to treat myself:
Drink a bottle of wine all to myself.