Give me 5 minutes of your time and I’m sure that we can find some new, fun, and maybe even exotic, hobbies for you to enjoy!
We’ve all heard the saying, all work and no play…makes jack a dull boy?
I’ll be honest, I had to google the end of that quote and I was quite surprised to see that it a. didn’t rhyme and b. wasn’t very insightful after all. You get the gist of it though.
If you don’t take time to play, life won’t be very interesting for you, which is why hobbies are so incredibly important for our well being!
But why are hobbies important?
They help us grow, keep us sane, and provide interesting conversation topics in moments that we can’t for the life of us come up with something interesting to say.
A story from one of my favorite books (The Like Switch), actually talks about how the things we enjoy, attract people to us. The specific story talks about a man who enjoys collecting marbles, and is looking to make friends. So, everyday, he goes to a bar, lays out a row of marbles, and examines them with a magnifying glass. Eventually, the bar tender and several others begin asking about his odd hobby and through this, he has a conversation starter and a way to make friends.
I don’t expect you to get into marble collecting, but you get the idea. 🙂
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Along with attracting people similar to us, hobbies make us more well rounded as people. By exposing ourselves to the interests of others, we become open minded, and better versed in the world around us.
Lastly, hobbies provide outlets for physical, creative, and emotional energy in a way that work and relationships can’t. Even the most extroverted of people need time to do their own thing every once in a while.
Of you already have several hobbies of your own, and so all of this may seem a bit redundant to you. However, I’m telling you this not to reaffirm the things you already enjoy, but to encourage you to branch out! Maybe even put a few of these on your Bucket List (which you’re checking things off of, right?)
By the way, I also put this post into a video format if that’s more your speed!
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If not, read on!
Below, I’ve compiled a list of 65 potential hobbies and I’m challenging you to pick one, and try it out for a month. For this one month, try doing things that will allow you to improve in this area.
If it’s an instrument, take up lessons. If it’s photography, spend several days this month finding cool places to take photos, take a class, or even start up an Instagram account for your photography!
The world is your oyster, so get out there and give one of these a try! (Some of the hobbies can be clicked on to go to a site with more information about it. Aren’t I so helpful? 😉 )
1 Learn an Instrument (Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Cello, Trumpet, and so many others to choose from!)
3 Plant parenting (Gardening)
10 Video games (PC? Playstation? Xbox? Pick a console and hone your skills!)
12 Skydiving (My cousin just completed her 500th jump and has enjoyed every airborne moment!)
14 Collecting (Stamps, marbles, figurines, vintage soda cans, books)
19 Rock Climbing
22 Pinterest DIY’s
23 YouTube video creation
24 Sports (Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Football, ect. There are plenty of adult leagues out there, my dad plays softball on weekends!)
25 Volunteering (Animal Shelters, Soup Kitchens, Habitat for Humanity, ect.)
25 Learn a new language
27 Ice skating
30 Legos (they’re not just for kids)
31 Fingernail art
33 Martial Arts (Learn self defense and have fun! I’m currently learning Krav Maga:))
34 Bath bomb testing
35 Bird watching
36 Dungeons & Dragons (I adore this game)
37 Speed cubing (My fastest Rubix cube time is 1:24, can you beat me?)
38 Tasting (Pick a food type or beverage – wine, tea, coffee, french fries, all of the above – and become a connoisseur)
39 Gravestone rubbing (This is an actual thing, and it’s pretty cool!)
40 Tetris (One of my friends has the highest score in Tetris at his very competitive office.)
43 Dog Training (I did agility with one of my dogs for a few years and loved it!)
46 Dumpster diving (May be looked down upon in some places, but is still pretty interesting)
49 Card games
50 Board games
52 Magic (Card tricks, rabbits out of hats, the whole shebang)
53 Model building
55 Coding (Both a great hobby, and a way to earn extra cash if you get pretty good at it!)
58 Bonsai Tree Shaping
59 Music Production
65 Researching (Compile a list of all the things you’d like to learn about and get to it!)
And there you have it, 65 new adventures to set out on! If you try any of them, let me know down in the comments! I love hearing from you 🙂
Oh, and before you go,