Find a topic that will captivate your interest and imagination, preferably one that is affordable, that you can do in your home. Examples include : learning to play a musical instrument, digital photography, learning to draw or paint, learning a new cooking style, or writing. Find a website or book that has step-by-step instructions for the beginner. Reserve 30 minutes a day for your new found passion and practice daily. Keep learning about your new hobby. Once you've exhausted a resource find another. Join a group with similar interests to expand your social network.