Life can be dull and boring at times, which is why it’s so important to keep fun hobbies to spice up your life. Here are five different types of exciting hobbies you should consider this year.
1. Fun Hobbies You Can Do Online
If you’re more of the indoor type, who’d rather stay cozy in bed on your tuft and needle mattress, here are some fun and exciting hobbies you can do in the comfort of your own home. All you need is a strong wifi connection. Here are some online hobbies that can even make you some extra cash.
Take Online Surveys
There are countless sites offering to pay you money to simply take a survey. Not only is this relatively mindless, but you also are helping people when you share your insight, and you can even make money.
Start a Blog
If you love writing but hate writing to for someone else, write for yourself! Start your own blog where you can write about whatever excites or enrages you.
You might even find that your blogging hobby can turn into a job down the line. Either with advertisers if your blog gets popular, or into other paid writing opportunities.
Buy and Re-sell Things Online
Turn your home into a second-hand store. This hobby comes in hand when you’re moving or simply getting rid of the clutter. That dress or pair of shoes in your closet you never wear can get you some money
Websites like eBay, Poshmark, Facebook Marketplace, and Craigslist make it easier than ever to sell your used stuff. There are also apps like Offer Up that make posting a simple as snapping a photo on your phone.
Listen to a New Podcast
There are countless incredible podcasts to listen to, there’s no way you could get through them all in a lifetime. Podcasts can be funny or informative. Whatever your interest is, there’s a podcast out there for you.
While the great indoors is safe, outdoor hobbies can be a great way to get some sunshine and vitamin D. If you’re more of the outdoor type, check out these past times.
Gardening can be a pretty inexpensive hobby, depending on your method. If you end up getting a green thumb, you may be able to lower your grocery bill by growing your own herbs and produce.
Camping can either be expensive or frugal, it totally depends on how you go about it. Or if you’re someone who likes to travel a lot, camping can totally cut your travel bill in half, as you don’t have to worry about paying for accommodations.
Depending on where you live, there can be countless breathtaking hiking paths. Or perhaps you travel to them. Hiking can also be simply taking the path less taken, which is a great way to clear your head.
The best part about hiking, it’s always free and it keeps you in shape.
Being a grillmaster is not as challenging as it seems, and something you can master as long as you give it time. Try it today, your friends and family will thank you next time there’s a BBQ party.
There’s an array or stunning rocks in your backyard and books that can tell you what is what. If you find yourself outside a lot, this can be a new kind of treasure hunt for you.
If you’ve never fished, but are interested, a lot of avid fishermen will take on a newbie without their own equipment. You just have to ask. Just be sure to not wear out your welcome ask you’ll likely fall for fishing.
3. Intellectual Hobbies
If you like to challenge your mind in your downtime, then you might want to look into these hobbies.
Reading can be cheap, as almost every community has a library of some sort that’s totally free (as long as you return the books on time). You also can start your own book club, or trade books with friends and family. There’s nothing like curling up with a good book.
If your writing passion goes outside of blogging, or maybe your writing isn’t ready to share with the world yet, then simply write for yourself. You can write in a diary, write a play, short stories, a TV show, a musical, a movie, whatever gets you excited.
No one has to see it for now, but who knows. You might surprise yourself with your work and want to share it with the world. You might even get paid for your work!
When was the last time you drew or colored? All you need is a piece of paper, a pencil, and the willingness to let your imagination run wild. You can expand your art supplies later on if you fall in love with drawing.
Learn a New Language
This hobby can really come in handy if you plan on traveling to another country soon. Or simply learn that language you always wish you knew. There’s countless online resources and books that can get you started.
Learn To An Instrument
You don’t need to take expensive classes to master a new instrument. A lot of musicians are actually self-taught. If that’s not you, there are a ton of videos online that can help you out.
Wish you could mend that hole in your pants, or put that button back on your favorite shirt? Maybe take up sewing. Learning basic sewing skills is so key and can save you a ton of money.
If you get good, you might be able to design your own fashions.
4. Exercise Hobbies
Hobbies that involve exercise are great, not only do they clear your mind, they also help you stay in shape. Here are some hobbies that will get you moving.
You might even have a bike collecting dust in your storage. Take that thing out on the open road. It might need a little tune up, but biking around your neighborhood is totally free.
One of the cheapest forms of exercise is probably running. All you need is a good pair of shoes. There are even apps that can help keep you on track.
Body Weight Exercises
There’s a ton of at home exercises you can do using just your body weight. No heavy weights or other workout props needed!
Exercises like air squats, pushups, lunges, sit-ups, etc. There are a ton of apps and online programs that will even guide you for little to no money.
You don’t even need to go to a dance studio. Just turn on your favorite music and groove. You might even find out that you made up your own workout routine.
If you live near a public lake, beach or pool, you can probably swim there for free. Swimming is incredible fun cardiovascular exercise and all you need is a swimsuit.
Join a Club Sports Team
A lot of communities have a Recreation Department with a sports league for kids and adults that’s usually not expensive. Here you can find a wide selection of sports to pick from.
Try Yoga & Meditation
If you suffer from anxiety or depression, yoga and meditation can be life-changing. There’s a ton of free yoga videos online, and some studios even offer free classes from time to time. All you need is a yoga mat.
5. Skilled Hobbies
If you have a special skill you’d like to exercise more than you might want to try some of these hobbies.
To some, cooking can be a hobby. If you don’t love to cook, it’s a good skill to learn because it will save you a ton of money on food. With websites like Pinterest, there are countless free recipes you can challenge yourself with.
Canning and Food Preservation
This old-fashioned hobby can actually save you money, especially if you’re preserving food from your garden. Who knows, you pickled vegetables and jams could end up being so good, you’ll have to start selling them at your local farmer’s market.
This hobby can end up furnishing your home with one of a kind pieces that you completely redid yourself. You may even find yourself selling your masterpieces.
If you’re a beer or wine enthusiast, there are a ton of online resources that can show you how to brew your own beer, cider or wine at home. You might need some equipment to start, but you’ll save a ton of money in the long run/
There are so many cats and dogs out there who need to be fostered before finding forever homes. If you’re a pet lover you can help out.
You don’t need to be building a table or something complicated like that. But knowing your way around wood could save you a ton of money with home repairs in the long run.
Find Your Hobby Today
These are just some of the hobbies you can take up. The list of hobbies is really never-ending. Try out some of these hobbies today. For more lifestyle tips, check out our blog.