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This pandemic might have taken so much from us but it also paved a way for others to try on a new hobby. Many people have taken up new hobbies, from baking to indoor golf using skytrak simulators to better their swing – a lot of people are learning and perfecting something new. As one wise man once said – “you should give importance to your hobbies. Your hobbies can be a key to your success.”

So, we’ve gathered a list of ten of the most interesting hobbies to try this year.

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What hobbies can you try?

The pandemic might have forced us to mostly stay indoors but we can still do a lot of things at home. Most of these hobbies are easily be done in the comfort of your home. Let’s see what else you can try.

1. Painting

If you want to keep your imagination rolling, try getting into the world of painting. If you want to express yourself but can’t do it in words, then jump into the wagon and try painting.

Do not be afraid to express yourself through painting. You don’t need to have stellar skills. You just need to have the interest.

Painting permits you to become keener and more observant of details. It can help you sharpen your mind through imagination.

You can start learning how to paint with Udemy or Shaw Academy There are a lot of resources online where you can start learning a new hobby.

2. Photography

Photography is not just merely snapping a picture. It’s more than that. It is a form of art that allows you to be more creative. It urges you to tweak and have fun.

One of the best things that photography can offer as a hobby is it preserves memories. So, when you’re old and gray, you can always go back in time and reminisce the great moments.

Thus, do go grab your phone and get the camera rolling.

READ MORE: 12 things you need to get started with photography

3. Candle making

This maybe is one of the fanciest hobbies I have ever known – I might be wrong though. At any rate, making candles seems to be in vogue these days.

Most people love creating their own candles for they find this relaxing. You can also try. Candle making, like any other form of art, gives you the freedom to manifest your creativity.

It makes you innovative as you need to select the perfect type of candle pattern and mix colors and scents with it.

4. Sewing

Have you ever tried making DIY clothes? If not, now is your chance! Awaken your slumbering sewing skill and put it to use.

What is so remarkable about sewing is it enhances your hand-and-eye coordination. Here, you need to invest focus and keen perception.

Sewing also allows you to express your fashion sense. It gives you the freedom to apply your own design and improvise. Not only does sewing make you enjoy the activity but you can also earn from it.

5. Dish Gardening

Dish gardening is the art of making miniature gardens. It`s one of the best hobbies to try this year. Thus, you don’t need an actual or massive backyard to set up the garden you want. You just need a dish or a basin – big enough to accommodate all those beautiful flower plants you want to add.

This new craze is known for its detoxifying effect as it filters out those toxins that may be plaguing your house. It does not only fill your room with a burst of color but it also gives you the feeling of tranquility.

So, what are you waiting for? Get your creativity going and make yourself a dish from the garden.

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6. Play a musical instrument

“Music can heal the wounds that medicine cannot touch”. Indeed! You might have to go the extra mile to learn how to play a musical instrument. Yet it’s going to be worth it.

This hobby comes with a lot of perks. It helps you build your confidence and fortifies your patience. It boosts your mood and helps you relax.

Playing a musical instrument can also help in expanding your circle of friends. You get to meet like-minded people and probably learn some music tricks from them.

So are you ready to start playing a musical instrument? Check out these electric guitars for sale Lincoln area. You can start your musical journey with it.

7. Learn a new language

Learning a new language is a lifelong process. Thus, it requires time and patience. But again, that is okay. What matters is you keep a positive mindset.

As a hobby, it opens doors of opportunities for you to connect with people who actually use the language you’re learning. You get to appreciate somebody else’s culture as well.

Thus, make use of the online tools you can access at your fingertips and immerse yourself in learning a new language.

8. Cooking foreign food

Think of foreign food you have tried and liked before. Look it up and study its recipe. Most of all, do give it a shot and cook. These are my best-recommended hobbies to try if you haven`t yet.

Cooking foreign food has a lot of things to offer. It serves as a great way to explore others’ cultures and to understand them even better. Through cooking, you get to express your creativity in a different light.

Now, it’s high time for you to give this hobby a chance if you haven’t yet.

9. Baking

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Hmm…I can almost smell that sweet aroma lingering in the air by the mere thought of baking. Well, baking allows you to bring magic into people’s life. You get to bake them the goodies perfect for any occasion.

Baking doesn’t only allow you to have fun. It also comes in handy when you need to give presents to your loved ones. It just makes the perfect gift.

Once you have developed the knack for baking, you can go on further and make money out of it.

10. Practice Thrift Shopping

Nowadays, people are becoming more and more obsessed with minimalism. They are now encouraging others to do the same by letting go of those items they no longer use.

That brings us to the idea of Thrift Shopping. Give secondhand clothes or other items a chance and buy one. It’s obvious – you can save yourself a penny or two by thrifting.

So, go to your local Thrift Shops and hunt for some valuables. You might even chance upon an antique that is worth keeping.

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Ready to start a new hobby?

As you go on in your quest to build a career, don’t forget about your hobbies or building a new one. Don’t allow yourself to get so caught up with the work that you forget to enjoy it a little. Try these hobbies and bring joy into your life.

Always find time for things that make you happy to be alive. Remember to take a break and live life. After all, life is meant to be enjoyed. So, don’t be afraid to take some time off to attend to your hobbies.

QUESTION: What hobbies do you want to try from the list?



  1. Ivan M. Jose

    September 7, 2021 at 2:49 AM

    I used to love photography as a hobby. I even had a DSLR because I wanted to take the best photos. I was eventually able to combine photography and writing when I became more active in blogging.

    1. Ali

      September 7, 2021 at 11:42 PM

      Im glad to hear this Ivan 🙂

  2. Kelly Bolen

    September 7, 2021 at 2:26 AM

    I have never heard of dish gardening! But I love the idea!!!!

  3. emman damian

    September 6, 2021 at 9:30 PM

    Great list! I really want to try candle making. Maybe in the next few weeks?

    1. Ali

      September 7, 2021 at 1:51 AM

      Thank you :)Candle making is really nice. Let me know your experience if you try!

  4. Olga

    September 6, 2021 at 8:49 PM

    I love this list of hobbies. It is hard to choose one or two because I love them all! I`m really curious about candle making and new language. Thank you for the article!

    1. Ali

      September 7, 2021 at 1:52 AM

      Thank you Olga. I love the list too and I like learning new languages

  5. Elise Ho

    September 6, 2021 at 7:16 PM

    I am not really looking for new hobbies BUT would like to spend more time doing those hobbies I love…reading, cooking, gardening and similar.

    1. Ali

      September 7, 2021 at 1:52 AM

      I love reading and cooking too!

  6. knycx journeying

    September 6, 2021 at 4:31 PM

    Lovely that I have done all and love them, and they are really good hobbits! This is a great list and I recommend more people would consider doing so! – Knycx Journeying

    1. Ali

      September 7, 2021 at 1:53 AM

      Indeed it`s a great list! Thank you 🙂

  7. Dominique

    September 6, 2021 at 4:07 PM

    This is a good list. I am a fan of baking and I have been trying to learn Spanish off and on for a while. I need to get to it because my son is almost fluent and I need to know what he is saying!

    1. Ali

      September 7, 2021 at 1:55 AM

      I also tried learning Spanish. It`s such an interesting language

  8. Lucy Ivan

    September 6, 2021 at 12:12 PM

    Thanks for the ideas! I have tried painting a long time ago, and baking is my favorite when I am stressed. I find photography exciting and a great way to collect memories. Lately, I take photos of almost everything, mainly while traveling. It’s a great hobby, really.

    1. Ali

      September 7, 2021 at 1:56 AM

      Thank you Lucy 🙂 I too wanna start photography as a new hobby

  9. linda

    September 6, 2021 at 11:47 AM

    I really want to learn how to make candles and homemade soap. Thanks for sharing with us.

    1. Ali

      September 7, 2021 at 1:56 AM

      Hi Linda. these are really great things to start learning

  10. Rosey

    September 6, 2021 at 10:48 AM

    When my daughter was a pre-teen we purchased some material and patterns and sewed her some outfits. She loved that so much, and I thought it was fun too. A great way to bond and a useful hobby for sure.

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