Thursday, September 20, 2018

Five New Hobbies You Could Try This Month

Variety is the spice of life, and as such we should all be trying to gain new experiences and learn new skills. Yet, life can be busy and there’s not always time to dedicate to finding new hobbies in your local area.

Chances are, there are many more activities right on your doorstep than you’re aware of — it’s easy to be blinkered and only see what you’ve seen before. Why not set yourself a challenge to try one or two (or more if you can!) If you’re stuck for ideas, here five new hobbies you could try this month

Get crafty at an art workshop

Now, you might be thinking: “I’m not an artist.” However, everybody is creative in some way, and perhaps you’ve just not found your personal channel for this inventiveness as of yet.

Looking in your local area, you’ll find plenty of different art and design workshops run by competent and friendly teachers. While some of them may be set up as six-weekly courses, there will also be others that are taster sessions, lasting only a few hours, to allow you to dip your toe in the water.

Take up a new sport

Joining a sports team — whether to play for fun or competitively — is an ideal way to exercise, have fun and make new friends in your neighborhood. Perhaps you played a lot of soccer as a kid, now may be just the time to reconnect with your past sporting prowess! Look for local fun leagues and head along to a meetup, just to see if you’re still game.
Explore your musical talents

If you were less of a sporty kid but enjoyed playing music, you could look to reconnect with your musical interests.

There’s no denying that learning a new instrument costs money; guitars, drum sets or any other instrument doesn’t come cheap. Luckily, some music teachers will provide an instrument for you to practice on first, so you only need to invest in the hobby should you wish to take it further.

Another great way to get back into music is by attending a concert. Check listings to find a ticket sale for an event in your nearest stadium or concert venue.

Give back by volunteering

If something a little more altruistic piques your interest, you should ask around for volunteering opportunities in your neighborhood community. You could do anything from teaching children to read, helping out at a soup kitchen, working in a community garden or befriending an elderly, isolated person.
school volunteers
Stretch your green fingers

Whether you’ve got a backyard or not, these days there are lots of mini gardening setups to grow your own fruit and vegetables around the house. Not only might you find it fun, but you’ll also be saving money on your weekly grocery bills — plus, eating food you grow yourself always tastes better! If you manage to yield an abundance of crops, you could invite friends over for dinner made entirely from your new hobby, or offer some of it around to your neighbors. Again, another great way a new hobby can bring friends together!

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Masshole Mommy said...

I volunteer a lot in my town and it takes up a lot of time actually. But that's ok because I love giving back.

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

I have so many different hobbies that I enjoy doing. I am always willing to go out and try something new

Alli Smith said...

I recently took up tennis again after not playing for years. I'm not a tennis pro but I do love playing and trying to improve my game. These are all great ideas.

AiringMyLaundry said...

What great ideas! I do like volunteering when I can. I wish I could grow things though. It turns out I have a black thumb.

Tasheena Womack said...

These are all wonderful suggestions. I would love to explore art more as a hobby.

Melissa Chapman said...

These are such great ideas for activities you can do with a family. Volunteering is something we did not do but i wish we did.

TravelQuest-ny said...

Majority of your hobbies are same as mine sis :) . The outdoor activities and gardening is a must r on summer and fall. Then DIY or crafty I usually do on winter just to overcome the cold weather.

Ashley @Irishred02 said...

I want to do one of those paint and sip things. They always look like a lot of fun.

JEM said...

Having a favorite hobby or two is so great. I have always wanted to learn a new instrument. That would be a great thing for me to take up.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I wish that I had a green thumb! I have tried to grow plants but am terrible at it. said...

What great hobbies for kids and families! I'm sharing this post with my sister - she has three kiddos!

Jona Shares said...

I definitely agree on your list and will recommend it too. Its great to discover different activities and learning different sports and music instruments.

hellolittlepeepers said...

I love that I can still try new things as an adult. I am hoping to take up a musical instrument soon.

Dhemz Apdian - Dias said...

We used to volunteer back in the day, now that we have Atarah it is just difficult to get involve. She's a handful! I love that music cards sis...very artistic!

Ronnie E. said...

These are all great hobbies for both children and adults! Really wish I could find enough time in my week to do it all. :)

Jaymes Graham said...

I would love to take up kayaking. I did it when i was younger!

Heather C. said...

Those are all great options! I would love to learn a sport. I have never really been athletei

Glam Karen said...

It's so nice to try something new each month. I think it's a great way to expand your knowledge and to learn things that you're interested in! These are awesome suggestions!

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