This year has been absolutely crazy with several people unexpectedly staying home more often than they are used to.
It is during times like this that you might be looking for a hobby to keep yourself busy. But what kind of hobby should you take up?
It can be hard to find a hobby that won’t cost you a fortune but will still be exciting enough to keep your attention.
Here are some hobbies that are budget-friendly, easy, and can bring you several hours of entertainment.
Writing is one hobby you can take up that won’t cost you any money.
You can find prompts online to boost your creativity and get the words flowing.
You can write with a pencil and paper, on a word processor, on an online diary, and on many other platforms.
If you have a great story idea, you can sit down and write a short story or a book.
You can take your time to craft your perfect characters and settings to create a masterpiece.
You could even sell your book when you finish it, meaning you can make money from your hobby.
10. Diamond Painting
This craft is newer, but it quickly became popular.
There are so many websites that sell diamond painting kits that include everything you need to get this hobby started.
You can pick whatever kind of picture you want, and some websites even let you create your own picture.
You will be sent your picture, as well as all of the diamonds and tools you need to bring it all together.
Similar to a paint-by-number, you will match the diamonds to the colors on the picture and set them in place.
You will be able to display your artwork on the wall after you’ve finished.
9. Learn to Cook
If you don’t know how to cook, or you can only successfully make mac and cheese out of a box, you can take up cooking as your new hobby.
Eating is something you absolutely have to do, so you might as well learn how to make some delicious meals for you and your family to enjoy.
You can buy cookbooks or watch videos online to learn how to create dishes that you would see on a cooking show.
Learning to cook is a hobby that will benefit you for years to come.
If you are looking for a way to relax, move your body more, and become more in touch with your inner self, yoga is a great hobby to consider.
There are several apps on your phone or videos online that can show you exactly where to start with yoga basics.
By starting simple with yoga basics, you will get your body accustomed to moving in ways that it is not normally used to.
Your joints will start to loosen, and your body will start to feel less tense.
After you have mastered the basics, you can move on to some more advanced poses.
7. Listen to Podcasts
Podcasts are not only a great way to pass the time, you can also learn something new while you listen.
There are podcasts about any subject you could think of. There are comedy podcasts, educational podcasts, true crime podcasts, and so many more.
If you like to talk, you could even start your own podcast.
You could learn something new in the process, as well as teach others something new as they listen.
You can also make money from this hobby!
If you are looking for an artsy hobby, calligraphy is a great place to start.
Craft stores offer calligraphy pens and paper that have guides for you to follow when you are just starting out.
You can trace and follow these guides until you feel comfortable enough to get going on your own.
The pens come in assorted sizes for any kind of calligraphy you want to do.
Calligraphy is a fun skill to have because you can use it when you want something to feel fancy.
Addressing invitations, writing thank you notes, or writing a heartfelt letter are all reasons you might want to use your calligraphy skills apart from your hobby.
A hobby that gets you moving and outside for some fresh air, geocaching is a fun and exciting hobby.
It is basically a real-life treasure hunt with hidden containers placed around for you to find.
You just need a GPS device like your cell phone to find the location of geocaches.
To get started, you just need to visit the geocaching website and create an account. You will enter information like where you are located, and the website will generate geocaches near you.
They can be anywhere ranging from the middle of the woods to in a suburban neighborhood.
4. Create a Bullet Journal
A bullet journal can be many things; a planner, diary, brain dump, whatever you want it to be.
You can set up your bullet journal in any way that works best for you, so you don’t have to feel overwhelmed by a planner that doesn’t offer everything you need.
This is also a hobby where calligraphy will come in handy because it will make your journal extra pretty and fun to look at.
You will be able to get all of your thoughts down in one place that is neat and organized.
3. Stone Polishing
Stone polishing refers to a process where rough stones are polished either by hand or by machine to create nice, pretty stones.
The polishing process is extremely satisfying, and you will be impressed with the results you get no matter which method you choose.
You can polish stones by hand with a handheld dremel. You just work the stone until you notice that it is starting to become smooth.
You will then need to sand the stone with some coarse sandpaper and a wet paper towel, then you just need to apply the finishing polish.
2. Learn a New Language
Being able to speak more than one language can be beneficial to you in more than one circumstance.
If you decide to travel abroad, you will be able to communicate with the locals.
It can also help you in a situation where someone is on vacation here and doesn’t speak English very well.
If you are feeling extra optimistic, you can try to learn more than one new language. This will broaden your opportunities in the work force because bilingual is a skill that so many employers look for.
It can also help you in your everyday life as you meet new people.
1. Restore Old Furniture
This one might be a little pricey but it is something you will most likely really enjoy doing. You can take old furniture and refinish it to make it look brand new.
You can do this with furniture that you might already have in your home, or you can search online, yard sales, or thrift stores to find cheap furniture.
You can buy the items you need to restore the furniture at a craft store or a hardware store, depending on what you need to do.
You can turn this into an ongoing hobby, and you could even sell some of the furniture you refinish!
If you have time to get bored, then you have time to do a fun hobby.
We have hundreds to choose from on this website and some are hobbies you will never have heard of before.
Try Extreme Ironing or Duck herding. Yes, you read that right!
So, don’t get bored. Start a new hobby today and meet new friends and have fun.
Life’s too short to be bored.