With it being National Hobby Month, I wanted to give you some examples of hobbies that the non-hobby-ers can look at to add to their lives.
Hobbies often provide a creative outlet that you might not get in your everyday life. They allow you to do something that’s just for you, that can help you forget your daily problems, unwind after a hard day and give you a lot of pleasure.
If you can find like-minded people in your area, an outside pursuit can also be a great way to meet new people and experience new adventures, whether that’s taking on a new trail or going to a knitting convention.
1. Upcycle Everything
Crafting can be therapeutic, and upcycling means turning the trash that's sitting in your house into treasure. Once you successfully upcycle one thing you own, you're bound to want to continue with everything in your possession.
2. Bust out an adult coloring book
If you want to get artistic but need a bit of help with the actual art, restore your faith in coloring books. The outlines are done for you, which means you just have to focus on creating colorful beauty.
3. Get into podcasts
There's a podcast for everyone. You can learn a foreign language, sit in on interviews with your favorite comedians, listen to captivating radio shows, and basically anything else you can think of doing with your ears.
4. Become a documentary expert
Chances are if you have an interest in just about anything from religion to true crime to women in the media (and anything in between), there's a documentary on the subject. Once you start watching solid, compelling stories, your interests will expand and you'll become more curious about the world around you.
5. Try hand calligraphy
There's a deep satisfaction that comes from being able to scrawl incredibly beautiful lettering. Plus, it can come in handy when you're sending out invitations, cards, or letters.
6. Take up hiking.
Hiking with friends (or solo) doesn't have to mean that you're a mountain climber. Tackle local parks that have hiking trails with your desired exertion level, or look into more challenging paths to make a day of it. Either way, you'll get some quality time with friends (and yourself!) and your body — and mind — will thank you.
7. Become a Wikipedia editor
History buffs, grammar gurus and people who have vast knowledge in niche areas are just the kinds of people who are ideal for editing Wikipedia. Anyone on the Internet can become a Wikipedia editor. The best part? You don't need to register. Any person can edit any unprotected page, no matter how big or small of an edit they make. By editing the site, you'll be contributing to making Wikipedia what it is.
Meditation is shown to improve concentration, will power, and will boost your immune system. Plus, it can decrease stress, depression, and anxiety, among other things. Basically, it's an excellent hobby to adopt for anyone who needs a little zen.
9. Learn to DJ
DJs do a lot more than press "play." Learning to DJ will give you the basics of scratching, mixing, and spinning music. Even if you're not planning on making it a professional gig, you'll get a handle on how to DJ all of your parties.
10. Make cooking fun!
It's simple math: The more you enjoy cooking, the better your food will be.
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