Fun Hobbies People of Any Age Can Pick Up

When the obligations of our fast-paced lives become overwhelming, the mounting stress can take a toll on our mental health. While diet and exercise are tools often used to manage stress, picking up a new skill or hobby challenges us to forget about our responsibilities and to-do lists and may even help us relax.

Let’s break it down. A hobby, as defined by, is an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation and not as a main occupation. Depending on what’s your jam, you can learn to tackle hobbies solo or go out and meet a whole new set of like-minded folks. Practically anything that brings you joy can be a hobby, and your options are as vast as your imagination.

Let’s explore some ideas, brought to you by Atlantic In-Home Care!

Creative Expression

Sometimes a hobby is needed to help you feel most like yourself. Perhaps all you need is some alone time to reflect on your personal development or a few stolen moments from your daily routine. Drawing, writing poetry or journaling are all simple and effective ways to center yourself and they don’t require a lot of money or space. Are you a doodler? Organized Mom explains bullet journaling is a fun way to get yourself organized, as well as personalize your own journal in the process. It’s kind of the best of both worlds: drawing and journaling. Identify your personal needs and create a book that’s specific to you.

Learn to Quilt

Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn to quilt; after all, your grandmother made the finest quilts, but you never had a chance to learn from her. Where are you starting from? If you’ve never picked up so much as a thread and needle, you might benefit from a community quilting organization. If you love it, you can invest in a special quilting sewing machine and explore beautifully expressive designs. Not wanting to spend a lot on supplies? Try crafting a T-shirt quilt.

Pick Up an Instrument

You’ve always loved singing, and you’re a superstar in the car! Maybe it’s time to think about playing a few real guitar riffs for yourself or with your buddies. MakeUseOf notes the internet offers what seems like an infinite list of how-to websites, from learning to play the guitar to pecking out a few simple chords on the piano. If you’re shy, practice solo. Need a quiet space? Try moving outdoors for a bit, as fresh air is a proven mood enhancer. It will take lots of practice to get your groove.

Take the Plunge!

Once you’ve tested out some new hobbies, the next logical step is to consider turning them into a career- whether it be a side gig or full-time source of income. Lots of people are deciding to start limited liability companies to start their first businesses because of the flexibility and legal protection it offers.

If that’s something you’re interested in, all you need to do is file your Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State, get your EIN from the IRS, open a business account, and register with the Department of Revenue. The process is tedious if done on your own, so consider hiring an attorney or online filing service to help you get things started.

These are but a few of the things you can get into when you start looking for a new activity to bring you pleasure and improve your mental health. Whether starting solo, online, or getting out there and trying some of these endeavors with a group of our friends, the possibilities are endless.

Turn to Atlantic In-Home Care for more information on living a fuller, healthier life.



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