What do you do in your free time? If you spend a lot of time watching TV or simply “relaxing,” there’s room in your life for a hobby. Here’s a list of ideas. Maybe your new passion is on it?
Even with an inexpensive camera you can make incredible photos and works of art with photoshop and other photo tools.
Grow pretty flowers or eat the fruit of your labors with soft fruits and veggies. And, get fit in the process.
Create unique garments and other cool stuff for you, your friends, family and home.
Such a great way to express yourself.
So many opportunities to help out in your local community. And the feel good factor is immense.
More than just keeping fit.
You can start with little. Don’t gamble. Learn the ways of stocks and shares.
Keep a journal, try your hand at poetry, write a short story or even pen a novel.
Tapestry, cross stitch or any embroidery.
Going abroad on vacation? Learn the language. Want a new career? Learn a new language.
Get fit, be able to defend yourself and have fun.
Make a one-off investment in an e-reader and choose from millions of free e-books or build your own library (thrift stores are fab for secondhand books).
So many sites to choose from and each with their own communities to share the fun.
The Japanese art of paper folding.
Do it by yourself, with a buddy or your dog or join a club.
So, so many options. Use thrift store finds and items from nature. Build up your tools over time.
You have to eat so make food a hobby.
Learn all sorts of skills from plumbing to bricklaying.
Help keep the world’s favorite reference site relevant and correct.
Here’s a guide to getting started: lifestyle.allwomenstalk.com.
Find inner peace.
Make preserves, chutneys and relishes.
You don’t need a telescope (although you can invest in a cheap one/secondhand one). Plenty of astronomy sites exist to guide you around the night skies for your location.
Urban exploration is exploring your city’s abandoned buildings, tunnels, oddities and bridges.
Share your skills and aid someone through your life experiences.
Buy a bike and see the world.
Podcasts are an awesome source of information and are generally free.
If you live in a city, there’s sure to be a whole load of museums and galleries to visit.
Do it for the joy of learning or to enhance your career. Many free courses are available online.
See great places, commune with Mother Nature and keep fit.
Build your family tree and learn all about your heritage.
It’s free online. Just enter as many as possible then wait for the post. You could win anything.
It’s easy to get started with home kits. You can try beer and cider too.
If you’re not up for starting a charity (which is a huge commitment), you can get involved by raising some money - a trivia night or an auction are always fun.
Find the cheapest flights to experience couch surfing, house sitting and holiday swaps.
And save tons of money.
Geocaching is a fascinating and exciting hobby that costs very little. All you need is a GPS capable device.
This can be anything from Renaissance Fairs to battle re-enactment societies to Comicon.
Loads to choose from!
Join or form a pub quiz team, join an online Scrabble league, play chess, do crosswords, play Sudoku … whatever.
Ballroom, Ceroc, salsa, Bollywood, Latin, Hip Hop - whatever takes your fancy.
What else could I have included? What are your hobbies?
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