5 Hobby Ideas For You To Try This Year

by Sudarsan Chakraborty

Hobbies are something that keep our brains active, and our passions ignited. It’s a way to pass our time that’s a little more exciting than just watching TV or staring at the wall. Some people manage to find hobbies that they’re so passionate about they decide to turn them into their careers! If you don’t have a hobby yet, maybe it’s time to take one up. 

It’s a great way to make new friends, and discover strengths about yourself that you didn’t even know you had! If you’re ready to consider starting a new hobby this year, take a look at some of the best ones to choose from. 

Playing a Musical Instrument 

Studies show that playing a musical instrument can increase your cognitive skills and even lower stress levels. Whether you choose to play the piano or the flute, you might want to consider renting an instrument or buying used before you make your final decision.  Instruments can be expensive, so it’s important to make sure you found the one that’s right for you before spending a lot of money on a brand new one. 


Gardening is a wonderful hobby that can be incredibly therapeutic for the soul. Not only is it enjoyable watching things grow, but it’s also cost-saving. Being able to grow your own fruits and vegetables can save you a significant amount of money that you would have spent on producing a grocery store. Not to mention, it’s usually much more delicious homegrown. 


Painting is something that a lot of people don’t realize they’re good at until they try. The more that you practice, the more that you realize that you may just have a talent for it after all.  Consider playing around with a few different types of paints— from acrylics to oils. You may find that you prefer one over the other. There are many classes available through community programs or even online. Consider learning the basics before you dive in. 


There’s something special about a hobby that comes from the heart. Choosing a hobby like volunteering is a great way to give back to your community while also enjoying yourself. The best part about volunteering is that there are all sorts of different ways to benefit the community. Whether it’s helping animals, elderly people, or kids, you can find some kind of volunteer activity that aligns with your interests. 


Have you ever tried singing outside of the shower? Like really singing? You may want to consider heading up your local karaoke night in town. Some people find that there is a star ready to be born inside of them the minute they hold a microphone in their hands and sing their heart out!

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