29 Hobbies To Try If You Don’t Have A Hobby But Really Want One

29 Hobbies To Try If You Don’t Have A Hobby But Really Want One –


1. Crocheting

“Crochet is one I recommend as you can easily tuck it into a purse or small bag of any kind and take it with you to work on at work or some other place.”

2. Doing puzzles

“You get to do them at your own pace, and when you’re done you can frame it or start a new one, and that sense of accomplishment is a pretty damn good feeling.”


3. Beadweaving



“It’s time-intensive but so satisfying. You can get really lost in creation. I have an office job and it allows me to let my artistic, creative side out. There’s lots of instructional videos on YouTube, and tutorials and inspiration on Pinterest. There’s lovely creators on Instagram as well. It’s an amazing hobby. Can be done at home or elsewhere, just pack your beads up and go somewhere you fancy!”


4. Yoga

“An interesting hobby for everyone who wants to get moving is yoga. This way you have a new hobby, do a little exercise, and relax at the same time.”


6. Geocaching

“It’s free (okay, you need a smartphone and a pen, which you probably already own) and a great way to explore your neighbourhood, your county, your city…or see overlooked, beautiful places at your travel destination. Especially for those who can’t really motivate themselves to go out and/or find plain walks too boring – with geocaching, you have a goal, a reason to get that ass up.”


7. Reviewing movies




“It may not seem like a hobby but I love going to the movies and writing a review afterwards. As a sufferer of anxiety, movies are a great way for me to get out of my head. I always take a long drive afterwards to think about what I saw. I take notes on the movie and I upload videos of my reviews. I think like three people watch them but it’s just something I like to do for myself.”


8. Making soap and other toiletries



“Making shampoo bars, soap, lotions, and other toiletries/beauty products. So you don’t have to buy plastic anymore. And working with your hands rocks!”



9. Making a home aquarium

“I really like setting up and maintaining aquariums. It’s super fun to design your underwater landscape and grow the aquatic plants until its all ready for the fish to be added. It takes months sometimes for a single tank and can be kind of daunting at first with all the water treatments, fertilisers, lighting, filters, heaters etc…but once you’re into it it’s great.

“It’s expensive upfront but maintenance is very low cost. The fish are really peaceful to watch and it’s really cool if you get everything perfect enough for them to start reproducing. It’s a fun hobby but definitely a commitment once you start. It’s not something you really can take a break from because your fish will die if you get too lazy about it.”


10. Gardening




“You don’t need much! A sunny windowsill, a cute jar of soil, and some seeds. Hearty plants like basil make great first plants and are super useful once they’re mature. And not only is it a cheap hobby, it’s so satisfying watching little seedlings sprout up and grow! And once you figure out the basics, the possibilities are endless!”


11. Special-effects makeup

“I do special-effects makeup in my spare time! I have no training and I am no expert, but I really have a lot of fun playing around with it!! I highly recommend people trying it.”


12. Dot, drip, or splatter painting




“I like to do dot, drip, or splatter paintings. There are tons of different ways to make different designs; like cotton swab pointillism in colorful patterns, splattering watered down watercolors or acrylic paints Jackson Pollock style, or squeezing little drops of random color acrylic paint on the surface and wiping a clean plastic card (old gift/credit cards work great) from the bottom to top of the surface. You can leave them like they are or put writing on it. Either makes for great decorations for your home or gifts for any occasion!”


13. Learning a new language

“Aside from being super useful, it’s great for getting into a new headspace, especially if you’re anxious like me. Bilingualism has also been proven to help creativity and even your use of your native language.”


14. Coloring



“Buy a pack of fineliners and I can spend hours doing it. I know it sounds childish but you can buy adult coloring books where you color in dicks if you really want?”


15. Computer programming

“If you are looking for a hobby that it is fun but will also be a good intellectual challenge, try computer programming! I strongly recommend it if you enjoy logic puzzles or you’re a bit of a control freak like me (it’s nice to have something do exactly what I tell it to do!) It is actually pretty easy to get started with and you can learn for free with CodeCademy! Quickly googling ways to learn programming will find you lots of results as well. I’ve found it’s a whole lot of fun to be able to make games and other small projects. Plus, it can translate into a marketable skill if you work hard enough!”

17. Baking

“I started baking when I was stressed out studying for comps, and now I bake almost all my own bread (not to mention dessert!) It doesn’t require a big investment upfront, is tactile and creative, and leaves you with something delicious to share – or, you know, eat yourself.”


18. Coin collecting

“You can start just by having a look at the change in your pocket. Most countries release different designs on the backs of their coins. Examples are the US state quarters, the US national park quarters, and the UK 2012 Olympic 50p series. Euros are interesting as well as each country that has euros as their national currency has a different design on their coins to recognise them as theirs (even though all euros are valid in all euro accepting countries regardless of country of mintage.) Becomes addicting searching out new designs.”


20. Cosplaying

“I built my own from scratch. You can basically cosplay as anything you’re interested in. Building my costume meant I had to learn new sewing techniques, along with figuring out how to do other things (such as sewing a hidden pocket, or building a mini computer fan that ran off a battery pack!) If I was ever bored, I could google ways to do the next step and find lots of ideas. I was constantly looking for fun cheap additions to my cosplay that would help bring out his character. Not to mention, going to a convention to cosplay was a blast! I made so many friends and got asked for tons of photos. Even if you can’t go to conventions, public cosplaying can be a lot of fun too!”


21. Reading

“There are so many avenues for this hobby, and so many genres to fit the interests of literally anyone. A lot of hobbies can get expensive, but this one doesn’t have to cost anything at all if you make use of your local library. Don’t have the time to read? Choose an audiobook and listen while you do other things. Don’t have space to keep books? Choose an ebook. Reading is such a relaxing hobby, you can do it anywhere you go, and it’s the cheapest way to experience the world.”


23. Mountain biking

“The fresh air will help you get away from adult struggles. It’s been proven that spending time outdoors helps you mentally, physically, and creatively. MTB is a community where everyone is invited. There are different trails for different levels and it doesn’t matter how slow you are, we are just happy to see you on the trail.”


24. Cross stitching




“Need a new hobby? Give counted cross stitch a try. But isn’t that something only old ladies do? Um… yeah, but old ladies are awesome (like your mom). Cross stitching is like a paint-by-numbers except with thread instead of paint. Also, if you’re into 8-bit retro designs, cross stitch is the perfect medium. One last thing, cross stitching is dirt cheap. You can buy pre-made kits for under $20 or purchase your own fabric and thread (technically it’s called floss) and find a pattern off of the internet for about $7. It’s the perfect hobby to do while watching tv or during a long commute. And when you are finished, you have something to hang up in your home or (even better) give away to a friend or family member you know who will cherish it.”


25. Learning about names

“Onomastics! If you love research, impressing people with trivia that relates to themselves, ranking, rating and collecting things, history, and language, the study of names is awesome. There are tight-knit communities of hardcore name nerds out there who love to discuss and advise.”


26. Paper crafting




“I started paper crafting when I was in second grade, with absolutely no idea what I was doing. I’d make little scrapbooks, thank you cards for teachers, etc. They honestly looked like crap, but it was so relaxing and fun, trying to figure which paper matched with what sticker or spending hours making a layout and then finally putting it all together. Now that I’m older, I can spend about seven hours making a single greeting card or a week on one scrapbook layout but it looks so beautiful! It’s very relaxing and helps keeps me focused for a long time, which is great for my anxiety and intrusive thoughts.”


27. Doing word puzzles

“I do daily puzzles like ‘7 Little Words’ and ‘Monkey Wrench’ on my iPad but I also keep crossword books and other word puzzle books on hand (acrostics, anagram puzzles, even word searches) for when I feel bored. They’re such great brain training and I feel like they help me a little at learning weird bits of trivia.”


28. Hiking

“I don’t know if this counts as a hobby, but seriously hiking is my favourite thing in the world to do. Look for natural areas and nature reserves in your area, and go out and explore. It’s good for your body and your mind! Being in nature is calming, and getting out on foot is an awesome way to experience new places.”



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