Oh, the Summer hobby: that burgeoning interest that you dive into to kill time during the long, hot summer days. Summer is the perfect time to dive into a new interest. If you’re a student, you’ve got more time than ever on your hands. If you’re a parent, your bored kids are probably dying for some kind of activity to do with you. We’re going to give you some advice on finding the perfect Summer hobby, and list some hobby ideas to inspire you this Summer.
Finding your hobby:
Finding a hobby that sticks to you might be the hardest part of all this. The most important thing is to keep an open mind, and try something that you might never have thought to try. First, decide what your interests are. What do you enjoy doing that relaxes you, enriches you, and makes you feel productive? Maybe it's crossword puzzles, gardening, or running. The easiest way to find a hobby is to identify an interest, and dive right into it. If you’re interested in the outdoors/plantlife, start a small garden this Summer. If you love to run, join a running club! The possibilities for you are endless, you just have to be willing to try something out.
Try out one of your friend’s hobbies:
Maybe you have a friend that loves to play tennis. Go with them and play a match! You might discover a new passion.
Here are some hobbies for you to try out this Summer:
Start a small business:
Are you good at handcrafts? Try selling jewellery or crocheted goods online. You’ll practice your craft, earn some money, and have fun doing it!
Chances are you’re probably reading this on a phone. Chances are that the phone's camera is pretty good. That’s all you need to get started in photography! Take a walk around your city or nature and find interesting shapes, colours and compositions. Ask your friends to model for you!
So many types of vegetables, fruits, and herbs grow well in Summer. Whether you have a yard or not, gardening is an option for you. Go to your local nursery and pick out some plants. Ask the employee for recommendations on plants that grow well in your climate, and how to care for them. If you have a yard, get to planting! If you have a balcony, you can freshen it up with hanging pots filled with beautiful plantlife.
Summer is a great time to appreciate the beauty of your surroundings. Take a walk and find unusual places around town that you’ve never seen before. Who knows what you’ll find when you’re looking for nothing in particular.
Learn a Musical Instrument
Ever wanted to be a musician? Summer is a good time to pick up the hobby. Search online for-sale pages, thrift stores, and flea markets to find good used instruments. Piano and Guitar and especially user-friendly, easy instruments to start learning on.
Ride a Bike/Skateboard
These are a fun, active way to get around town. You’ll learn balance, get your heart rate up, and have a lot of fun doing it. Again, online, thrift stores, and flea markets are a great way to find things like this. Just make sure you wear a helmet!