Banish Boredom - Take up a New Hobby ...

Neecey

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?

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Photography

Photography Even with an inexpensive camera you can make incredible photos and works of art with photoshop and other photo tools.

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Gardening

Gardening Grow pretty flowers or eat the fruit of your labors with soft fruits and veggies. And, get fit in the process.

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Knitting

Knitting Create unique garments and other cool stuff for you, your friends, family and home.

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Drawing/Painting/Sketching

Drawing/Painting/Sketching Such a great way to express yourself.

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Volunteering

Volunteering So many opportunities to help out in your local community. And the feel good factor is immense.

6

Yoga

Yoga More than just keeping fit.

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Investing

Investing You can start with little. Don’t gamble. Learn the ways of stocks and shares.

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Writing

Writing Keep a journal, try your hand at poetry, write a short story or even pen a novel.

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Needlework

Needlework Tapestry, cross stitch or any embroidery.

10

Learn a Language

Learn a Language Going abroad on vacation? Learn the language. Want a new career? Learn a new language.

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Any Martial Art

Any Martial Art Get fit, be able to defend yourself and have fun.

12

Read

Read 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).

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Play Free Online Games

Play Free Online Games So many sites to choose from and each with their own communities to share the fun.

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Origami

Origami The Japanese art of paper folding.

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Running

Running Do it by yourself, with a buddy or your dog or join a club.

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Crafting

Crafting So, so many options. Use thrift store finds and items from nature. Build up your tools over time.

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Cooking

Cooking You have to eat so make food a hobby.

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DIY

DIY Learn all sorts of skills from plumbing to bricklaying.

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Become a Wikipedia Editor

Become a Wikipedia Editor Help keep the world’s favorite reference site relevant and correct.

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Blogging

Blogging Here’s a guide to getting started: lifestyle.allwomenstalk.com.

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Meditation

Meditation Find inner peace.

22

Canning

Canning Make preserves, chutneys and relishes.

23

Stargazing

Stargazing 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.

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Urban Exploration

Urban Exploration Urban exploration is exploring your city’s abandoned buildings, tunnels, oddities and bridges.

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Become a Mentor

Become a Mentor Share your skills and aid someone through your life experiences.

26

Cycling

Cycling Buy a bike and see the world.

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Listen to Podcasts and Ted Talks

Listen to Podcasts and Ted Talks Podcasts are an awesome source of information and are generally free.

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Art and Antiquity Appreciation

Art and Antiquity Appreciation If you live in a city, there’s sure to be a whole load of museums and galleries to visit.

29

Educate Yourself

Educate Yourself Do it for the joy of learning or to enhance your career. Many free courses are available online.

30

Hiking

Hiking See great places, commune with Mother Nature and keep fit.

31

Genealogy

Genealogy Build your family tree and learn all about your heritage.

32

Comping

Comping It’s free online. Just enter as many as possible then wait for the post. You could win anything.

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Wine Making

Wine Making It’s easy to get started with home kits. You can try beer and cider too.

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Be a Fundraiser

Be a Fundraiser 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.

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Be a Low Cost Traveler

Be a Low Cost Traveler Find the cheapest flights to experience couch surfing, house sitting and holiday swaps.

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Be a Couponer

Be a Couponer And save tons of money.

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Geocaching

Geocaching Geocaching is a fascinating and exciting hobby that costs very little. All you need is a GPS capable device.

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Cosplay/Re-enactment

Cosplay/Re-enactment This can be anything from Renaissance Fairs to battle re-enactment societies to Comicon.

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Play an Instrument

Play an Instrument Loads to choose from!

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Quizzes or Puzzles

Quizzes or Puzzles Join or form a pub quiz team, join an online Scrabble league, play chess, do crosswords, play Sudoku … whatever.

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Learn to Dance

Learn to Dance 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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I like reading, painting, writing, I'm learning French, I do crochet (sometimes) and I wanted to lead how to make soap and candles...probably perfume too. There are so many possibilities, and hobby lobby helps too!

My major "hobbie" (my husband would call it an obsession) is horses. I don't own a horse but I ride my trainer's horses - I take lessons & lease and ride 2or 3 times a week. When I go to the barn, the entire outside world just melts away. It is my therapy.

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I picked up writing, yoga and am currently learning Spanish.

Loved this post Neecey! :-) I do some, whilst my friends do others..

Online gaming on a playstation, meeting so many people from other countries.

This was awesome! I do a few of these things and they really do help with boredom!

I enjoy sketching, painting, a little bit of photography, and playing guitar! I discovered some more things by reading this article that I would be willing to pick up, though. Thanks! :)

I think many of us don't try new things for fear of failure. Let's be BOLD & COURAGEOUS & uncover our "hidden talents!"

Ahh Love this list. Hope you try everything. It's so hard to pick up a new hobby while still in school because of the work load!

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