Hobbies are activities you make because you love them. A hobby should be fun, engaging, drive your passion, and useful for yourself. Everybody has a few, but maybe you want to try something new, or you just have way too much time on your hand and why not spare some time on a new hobby? It doesn’t matter the motive. If you are looking for fun hobbies, I’ve got you covered.
Before we start, let’s talk a little bit about what I believe a fun hobby is. Firstly, it needs to be fun… Duh. But no, seriously, you will not do a hobby. If you don’t like it, that’s not a hobby, it is a chore and no one likes chores.
Secondly, it needs to drive you. You need to feel passion for your hobby. Skating may be fun, but if you’re not passionate about extreme sports, skating will not cut it!
Thirdly, It has to be beneficial. I know a hobby doesn’t have to make you a better person. Collecting bottle caps has no effect whatsoever on your improvement. I’m not saying is not enjoyable, I’m saying it is not helpful for your development.
Lastly, please note that these hobbies are fun for me, and some of them may be fun for you. But don’t take my word for it. Try it yourself and see what works for you. And with that being said, here are my favorite fun hobbies:
I’m an active person, competitive and love to move my body. Therefore, if you are like me, this hobby is great for you! At the same time, you may already do sports. Hitting the gym, or being in a certain club where you play some kind of sports (golf, basketball, football). So my advice to you is to try something new!
Don’t drop whatever you re doing, I’m suggesting trying a different sport for a change. I played basketball for over 8 years and even trained for performance a couple of years. But while I was playing basketball I would play football in my spare time when I had the occasion! Now, in college, I train in volleyball, and I have to say…it’s amazing!
You don’t need to do something out of the ordinary, just play sports you like, or you enjoy watching on tv. It is an incredible way of interacting with people and sure is healthy for you.
Learn to play an instrument
Everybody wants to play an instrument. Maybe you want to string that guitar or hit those drums. Everyone has a secret passion for some type of music and some type of instrument. Learning to play is fun and beneficial for your creativity, imagination, and discipline (you will have to practice). But trust me, when you get to sing your first song, it is incredible! So why not give it a try?
Learn a new language
Maybe this one is not that fun. Or you think this is not a hobby, and this mindset is not wrong. But if you have a language you really want to learn, then go for it. I personally enjoy watching animes, and after over 5 years, the Japanese really is interesting to me! I like how it sounds, and I started learning a little bit on my own. But if you really want to stay committed, then I advise taking yourself a tutor.
Reach out to a friend
We have this stupid thing of forgetting about people and not keeping in touch with our friends. This is not a good habit and is not beneficial for you. You need to keep socializing with the people you love, keep in touch, laugh about the past, and listen to their plan of the future! It’s a fun way of spending your free time, and you can never know what impact can this have on your friends. Don’t be shy! If you want to talk to somebody, just reach out and start a conversation!
I know this doesn’t sound much of a hobby, but I know people who say this is what they are doing for fun, and is a great way to spend your free time. In short, I recommended it to you!
Learn a skill
If we talking about helpful and fun hobbies, this should be on the lists! What habit is more useful than the habit of learning useful skills? The best part is that it doesn’t even take a lot of time to learn to do something.
Now let’s be clear. I said “learn”, not “master”. To master a skill, it takes a lot of practice, effort, and sometimes even talent. You don’t have to enter an intensive course on how to talk to people, but you will have to if you want to become a professional public speaker.
Pick a skill you would like to have and do some research on how to improve. Let’s say you want to learn how to draw. There are tons and tons of tutorials on the internet on this topic. I wanted to have this skill as well. Therefore, I took some online courses, and it sure helped me a lot. It is not complicated, it only takes practice to learn. To sum up, you don’t seek to become an artist, you seek to develop one more skill that will help you in the future.
You will say that cooking is a skill and you are right. But I believe that cooking is a skill everyone should have. It’s cheaper to cook your foods and is healthier to prepare your meals throughout the week. You will lose weight and save some money at the same time. In addition, you will have a lot of fun cooking new recipes and developing your skills. So, why not give it a try?
I wanted to say “read” at first. But then I remembered that not all people find books fun. Maybe you learn better through YouTube videos, or by watching a documentary or by listening to an audiobook. It doesn’t matter how you do it, but it is important to build a habit of gaining more and more knowledge.
In this era, information is more important than money, but don’t learn only because of that. Do it because knowing more can save you from a lot of situations. Or do it because it makes you an interesting person. Overall, remember that you need to gain knowledge on the subjects you are passionate about. You can’t expect to read an economy book with pleasure. But maybe you are interested in someone’s biography. Start small and build this habit with time. It will help you a lot in the long run.
This hobby may be odd, but as I said before, I believe that a good hobby is a hobby that helps you!
With that being said, here are my lists of fun hobbies that will benefit you. I know maybe some of you may not like all of them, and that is ok. Pick whatever you like and build the life you want to live! I have faith in you! Let us know in the comments if you have other hobbies you want to share with the world!