7 Hobbies to Try at Home

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When you have an abundance of free time it can be easy to get bored and settle into some not so healthy habits. Here are 7 cheap and engaging hobbies that will leave you feeling more accomplished.

1. Yoga

There is nothing more rewarding than letting go of all your stress. That’s why practicing Yoga at home is a great way to have fun and stay healthy. Focusing on breathing, meditation, and body postures will give your mind, body, and spirit a newfound peace that will stick with you long after your last downward dog. And with so many video classes on Youtube, it’s easy to get started today!

2. Writing

Writing is one of the cheapest ways to have fun. From blogging to trying to write a book, there are lots of different ways to enjoy writing. All you need is a pencil, paper and, depending on the genre, a little imagination.

3. Teach Yourself A Language

Learning another language can help to expand your mind and your understanding of the world around you in ways you never thought imaginable. You can use lots of free resources online to help you learn another language. Try downloading some new language apps and listening to them when you have some free time and who knows, you could be ordering your next sushi platter in Japanese in no time!

4. Read

Reading is a great way to exercise your mind. You can choose to lose yourself in a fictional world, learn more about your own world, or read the autobiography of someone you admire. If you decide to pick reading up as a low-cost hobby, consider getting a library card for your local library. They will have a huge selection of books and best of all – it’s free!

5. Learn How To Cook

A skill set you can use for the rest of your life. Cooking is a useful life skill as well as a fun way to spend your time. Invest in cheap ingredients and learn how to cook all of your favorite meals. The best part about cooking or baking is that so many recipes are available online you don’t need a cookbook at all!

6. Learn to play music

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the piano? Guitar? What about producing music digitally? Music is a great form of expression and you are never too old to learn. Many tutorials for beginners are available online.

7. Running

A fun and healthy hobby to pick up is running. Whether you just want a fun way to get fresh air and get healthy, or if you have a marathon in mind running will give you a new level of self perception and accomplishment. Simply lace up your shoes and pound some pavement!