Hobbies are something everyone should have. It allows us to relax our mind and de-stress.
Here are 23 hobbies you could consider picking up. (In no particular order)
Reading is one of the best and most common hobbies. Take a book from your favourite genre, curl up and read on! You’ll go into another world. You can either buy physical books or get a Kindle subscription and read them in your phone/Kindle, or just download e-books.
Art can include various aspects like drawing, doodling, shading, colouring, etc. It is proven to be therapeutic. It can relive stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, etc. All you need is a pencil and paper to get started.
You could also try animation. Use software like Krita and Procreate (iPad) to get started.
You can also try drawing and making comics with interesting storylines and upload them on Webtoon, a platform for reading and making comics.
Blogging/Writing is easily one of the best hobbies. You can write here on Medium itself, or on other platforms like Substack, or your own website. You could write about what interest you or tips on a niche.
You could write a novel if you have an idea. Make characters, scenes and dive into the world of novel-writing!
You could also try writing poems. Write verses that inspire and pour out your heart and mind.
Try playing some sports. You could just play with people or your friends, or get coaching. You could try Badminton, Football, Tennis, Basketball, Cricket, etc.
Running is good for your health as it can help you build stamina. You can also get a good dose of nature if you’re not running on a track.
Not a fan of running? Just walk. It has nearly the same benefits, plus you can enjoy nature without getting tired quickly. I walk every day and it’s refreshing.
Not a fan of both? Try cycling. Cycling is really fun, and it feels good when the wind hits your face as you’re cycling downhill whilst enjoying the scenery.
Try doing some yoga, it’s extremely good for your health and mind. Try doing some from a YouTube video or go to a yoga class.
Get buff and build some muscles by hitting the gym. If you don’t have any good place to walk or run, use the treadmills. You can also lift weights.
Gardening is a hobby that makes you feel better. To be close with plants and take care of them is a good feeling. You could grow veggies yourself or grow flowers to make a beautiful garden.
Some people consider photography to be hard and expensive. It’s really not, you only need your phone to get started. Start clicking away at anything that you find beautiful. You could also edit them on free software programs like Adobe Lightroom or Google’s Snapseed.
Bring out your inner chef by making and trying new dishes. You could also try baking. Watch YouTube tutorials or follow blog posts. There are tonnes of them available.
Content creation is a good side hustle. It can range from writing blog posts to making videos for an audience. It’s easy to get started with, and it’s fun to do.
YouTube is a good way to earn some money if you’re good at it. It won’t be quick, but with time you’ll grow. Just find your niche!
You can use Spotify for Podcasters (Previously called Anchor) to start a podcast in no time. You can either start a solo podcast or start one with a group of people.
Bring out your inner musician and learn an instrument. You could try learning the Ukulele, Guitar, Piano, etc. Or you could just try vocals and do karaoke.
You could learn a new language if you’re planning to go somewhere for a holiday. The best app you could possibly use is Duolingo. It’s super helpful. I’m learning Japanese and French!
Chess is a game that requires a lot of strategy and planning whilst you battle the enemy king. It’s a really fun hobby to get into. You could play on Chess.com against bots, or play an online game against a human. It’s a fascinating game you should play at least once. It’d be hard at first, but over time, you’ll learn.