Finding A New Hobby

While surfing the internet, somewhere I read:

What is this life if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare?

Yes, exactly. I agree with this couplet from a poem by William Henry Davies: Leisure

What’s the point being alive, if you have no time to live the life, you just exist.

Hey, do you have a hobby? icons for finding a new hobby

How much time do you devote to it? How does the hobby help you?

Finding a hobby is easy and natural for few people. While for many it can be confusing and hard to pick.

But, what actually a hobby is and why it should be so important in your life?

Hobby : A regular activity indoor or outdoor that gives you a chance to enhance your life and enjoy.

A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away.

– Phyllis McGinley

Finding A New Hobby

In every sphere of life there are problems, stress and struggles; whether schools and study, work or daily chores. That’s where a person requires physical relaxation and mental revival to lessen down fatigue of mind and body. A leisure activity that keeps you away from worries. An activity that declutters your mind and helps to enrich your life. Keeping yourself engaged in something that you enjoy makes you stress-free.

An year after outbreak of COVID19 pandemic and after the news of new strain of corona virus, you might still need to stay at home. You may think of picking up a hobby if you don’t already have one.

But, which type of hobbies are you looking for?

What to do something that will inspire you and help you enjoy? Let me help you. I have categorized the hobbies into different sections to make it easy for you to choose. But this is not an exhaustive list.

Hobbies To Sharpen Your Mind

Hobbies to sharpen your mind

Science says activities falling in this category boost your brain power. Relax your mind but in a smarter and wiser way.

  • Read Anything
  • Exercise your brain with puzzles and games like crossword puzzles/ Jigsaw puzzle / brain teasers
  • Draw, paint or sketch, anything you can start with.
  • Play chess, board games
  • Play sudoku
  • Play video games
  • Learn to play a musical instrument
  • Learn a new language
  • Exercise on a regular basis
  • Listen to music

Hobbies That De-Stress

Engage in activities to reduce the stress. Research says tranquility can help reduce your stress and can even provide pain relief. In order to gain calm and tranquility incorporate one of the following hobbies into your daily life.

Hobbies that de-stress

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Listening to songs /music
  • Playing an instrument
  • Spending time with your pet
  • Drawing/Sketching/Coloring
  • Listen podcasts/ audio books

Hobbies For Kids, Families And Friends

Hobbies for Kids, Families and Friends

It’s always good to improve your bonding with your loved ones. Discovering yourself and others is very important. And a hobby can help you in that. It’s a great way to network with people. It enriches your perspective and unites you with others.

List of hobbies: Finding a new hobby

Inexpensive Hobbies

Few hobbies are easy to incorporate in your daily life at no cost. You can start these at any time and on any day.

Inexpensive hobbies

  • Go for a walking
  • Read anything
  • Pen down your thoughts. Start writing
  • Start with anything you like to draw/ sketch
  • Photography. Make your own collection of beautiful clicks.
  • Dancing
  • Listen to a music as per your mood
  • Best out of waste/ Recycling
  • Exercise for healthy mind and body
  • Yoga/ Meditation
  • Learn a language
  • DIY

Hobbies For Adventure Seekers

Each one of us has an adventurous side within us. Incorporate at least one of these hobbies in your daily life to relax your mind and body simultaneously. Adventure seekers have the benefits to indulge in nature along with the change in scenery. Grab a chance to spend quality time with your friends and families and increase the bonding with them.

Hobbies for adventure seekers

  • Hiking
  • Boating
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Cycling
  • Gliding
  • Scuba diving
  • Camping
  • Trekking
  • Horse riding
  • Bungee jumping
  • Surfing
  • Geocaching

Hobbies For Science And Nature Lovers

Pics depicting hobbies for science and nature lovers; birds and animals pics.Are you a science lover or a nature lover? Do you like to observe and explore? Give a try to these if you haven’t:

  • Model building
  • Gardening
  • Make an aquarium
  • Do bird watching
  • Photography
  • Learn the night sky
  • Look at microscopic life forms
  • Fill your walls with nature

Hobbies To Help Others

hobbies to help others: mentor, rabbit in a hand and helping hands

Use your time to help others and make a difference

  • Become a volunteer
  • Be a mentor
  • Save environment

Hobbies That Earn Money

hobbies to do from homeOh Yes! Definitely.

Hobbies To Do From Home

You can make a living out of your hobby. It can be anything like:

  • Bakery
  • Handicraft
  • Painting
  • Pottery
  • Graphic designing
  • Cooking
  • Candle-making
  • Jewelry-making
  • Soap-making
  • Knitting/Crocheting/Sewing/Quilting/ Embroidery
  • Pickle/Jam/Chutney making
  • Snacks making
  • Cooking meals
  • Freelance writing and blogging
  • Freelance photography in events and occasions
  • Interior designing
  • Event management
  • Online/ Offline tutor

I have few of my kin’s hobbies cum startups to display that will inspire you to make your hobby do earnings for you.

  • Fabrica by Nancy: Wearing Art (Mohali, Chandigarh)

Hand-painted fabrics as one of the hobbies to do from home

baking cakes n cupcakes as one of the hobbies to do from home

  • Reena’s Hand Made Bags (Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh)

Hand made bags one of the hobbies to do from home

If you are interested in buying any of the above items, show your interests in the comment box below. Spread the word and encourage Vocal for Local.

Why don’t you pick up a new hobby?

Whatever you pick as a hobby, pursue it seriously.

Have I missed something? Do you know any other hobbies that haven’t been included in the list and you want others to know about them?

There are no limits to hobbies. If you tried everything and still looking for something new, show your creativity and innovation to others.

Caution: You are important and so are your loved ones. Do take extra care during this pandemic going out for adventurous activities and outdoor activities.

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Nancy

    Thank you greatmusings??
    Very nice article on hobby ?
    What’s best when one earns from things that one love to do. I was fortunate to be able to turn my hobby to earning……it’s a beginning, long way to go but an excitement that the journey has started and is great.

    1. Neha Pandey

      I appreciate your comment and your thoughts.
      Your passion to turn your hobby into a startup is a real motivation to others.
      Keep inspiring others with your artwork.

  2. Reena Tiwari

    Thanks a lot great musings…. For inspiring everyone & encouraging loved ones to take their hobbies to long way & make it as a career…… Hobbies itself motivate & improve the skill & talent and also gives peace and satisfaction to oneself….. Thanks to Neha Pandey for giving me an opportunity through your website to show case my talent.

    1. Neha Pandey

      Thank you for your encouraging words.
      It’s my pleasure to share your inspiring work on Great Musings.

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