Some hobbies are inherently expensive, think diving or race car driving, but other activities are only as expensive as you make them. Below are some interesting hobbies that you can try whether you are looking to save money or just get out of a rut.
- Hiking and walking
Spending time outdoors and staying active is never as important as now post-lockdown. Look for local trails to explore and reconnect with nature while creating space in your head and increasing your fitness levels.
For a cheap activity, reading does wonders to the mind. It offers a pleasant escape and serves as a spark of creativity or inspiration. They are many free books from the library, as well as audiobooks and podcasts that you can listen to.
- Cooking or baking
Some people find cooking or baking miserable while it is incredibly therapeutic for others. Sure, this activity is not free but the cost is whatever you pay for the ingredients and eating at home is definitely more affordable than dining out.
- Playing music
Picking up an instrument and learning music can be done at home for free. Online tutorials abound and you can practice at your own time. If you still need to buy an instrument, buy used or borrow from a friend – fancier instruments can come once you are good at it!
- Working out
Exercising is a great hobby. It will keep you in good physical and mental shape, plus flood your body with feel-good hormones. Working out at home is possible with many online tutorials and programs. You do not even need equipment because you can do bodyweight exercises or yoga.
Yes, cleaning your space can be fun! In fact, decluttering is addictive. There is nothing like the joy that comes with a clean and spacious room. Moreover, you can sell things you must get rid of online and make extra cash!
It may or may not fall into a hobby, but you can definitely volunteer on your spare time. Pick a good cause and support whatever organization is close to you. Volunteering has many benefits, including building community, beefing your resume, networking, and most of all, helping those in need. No better high than that!