Are you planning to start a new hobby? Or do you instead want to rekindle your passion in an existing one? Read my blog post for ideas on enjoyable activities, while boosting your personal growth.

I work from home and also run this blog. Giving due time to my self-care activities, I make sure that I enjoy and practice my hobbies regularly.

See a list of 18 ideas or suggestions for hobbies (choose one or a few):

1. Meditation

Mindfulness meditation and yoga are practices that bring diverse benefits. They’re relaxing and help you remain serene and focused.

2. Reading

Reading is a simple example. What you choose to read, however, is your preference. Would you go for science fiction, romance, horror, or perhaps self-help books?

3. Blogging

This is one of my top choices! Blogging is a wonderful way to express yourself while researching topics of interest, networking, and much more. You’ll always grow your knowledge and can also monetize your blog.

Disclosure: ‘I’m a participant in the Udemy Affiliate Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for my blog to earn fees by linking to Udemy.com.’ – FTC disclosure for Udemy Affiliates

Blogging Masterclass: How To Build A Successful Blog In 2020

4. Podcasting

Start a podcast and record audio on topics that you’re knowledgeable and passionate about. Speak to your ideal persona. Run surveys to find out what your listeners need and solve their problems.

The Podcast Masterclass: The Complete Guide to Podcasting

5. Making videos

YouTube is a popular platform for videos. If you enjoy making videos and have a keen interest in certain topics, then go for it.

The Complete Video Production Bootcamp

6. Photography

On platforms such as Instagram, high-quality photos are a must. Whether you post to share family photos in a closed network or your account is for a larger audience, knowing how to take great original photos will benefit you.

18 hobbies that will make your day!
Courtesy of Canva. 18 hobbies that will make your day! – Tips from Sharvi.

Photography Masterclass: A Complete Guide to Photography

7. Coding

Learn how to code for fun or even as a side-hustle. If you chose to, you could go further into that field and choose it professionally.

Coding for Beginners: You can learn to code!

8. Singing

Whether you sing on stage, in the bathroom or with your group of friends, it’s a great way to express yourself! Singing cheerful songs brighten up your day.

9. Dancing

You could dance at home, at a night club… or all by yourself (why not?). It’s a form of exercise and fun to join dancing classes while making new friends at the same time.

10. Music

Listen to or play musical instruments. It brings comfort and relaxes you. If you’re interested in polishing your skills, taking music lessons can be fun and inspiring!

11. Sports

If you opt for sports, that’s wonderful! You’ll not only enjoy your activity, but also boost your happiness hormones, remain in shape, and stay healthy. If you’re serious about it, join your local team and compete.

12. Fishing

If you have a patient nature and enjoy the sea, river or lake, then fishing could be for you. However, do take care of best practices to respect environmental protection and not over fish.

Fly Fishing – The Ultimate Guide (2019)

13. Cooking

Do you love succulent dishes and prepare them as well? Healthy, nutritious cooking is primordial for everyone.

Essential Cooking Skills

14. Painting

Do you love colours? If you’re creative, then painting could be of interest to you.

BEGINNERS Watercolor. Get clear on the basics and just paint

15. Crochet

I started crochet as a child. Having learnt a few techniques, I used to practice before. Generally, it’s a good way to keep the mind active.

18 hobbies that will make your day!
Courtesy of Canva. 18 hobbies that will make your day! – Tips from Sharvi.

Crochet Basics – Learn to Crochet Within a Week!

16. Ongoing learning

Are you keen on your self-improvement? You could allocate time daily for personal growth. Enroll in online courses that will benefit you personally and professionally.

17. Volunteering

Join your local community to give a hand. Help with a good cause that you strongly believe in. You’ll acquire new friends as well.

18. Mentoring

Volunteer as a mentor to help others grow. You’re likely to feel joy while helping others.

While my list ends at number 18, you can find more options, based on your personality and experience. You may wish to read my older post, 12 tips for a new hobby.

Conclusion

To sum up, hobbies are wonderful and have diverse benefits. While you enjoy them, you also learn and improve your skills. Do you have any tips to share? Please do so by leaving a comment below. If you know anyone who would benefit from reading my blog post, please share it. Thank you!!

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Resources:

Why You Should Work Less and Spend More Time on Hobbies

Humour, hobbies and friendships: Your tips for staying positive

Might crafts such as knitting offer long-term health benefits?

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