Do not Have a Hobby yet and are Bored with your Routine?
From candle making to discovering new music- there is a whole world of hobbies that you can embark upon.
There is nothing like craving some 'me time'. Self-care is crucial when it comes to being your best self for yourself and for those around you.
Here are some women centric hobbies for women, designed to inspire and calm your spirit. Do remember that enjoying fun and exciting hobbies is a great way to increase happiness.
Drawing: Explore your artistic side by learning how to draw. Drawing brings a lot of benefits besides simply boosting your creativity. It can improve your memory, enhance your body coordination, and develop your emotional intelligence. But more importantly, drawing serves as an outlet for you to express your feelings. When you feel stressed or burned out, sketching or doodling about anything (even abstract) can make you feel relaxed.
Painting: Painting is one of the most relaxing hobbies to pursue in the field of arts and crafts. You can either paint the traditional way or engage in new ways and approaches of painting. The process is all about self-expression and tapping into your creative energy.
Aside from making you feel stress-free, painting also gives you a sense of fulfillment whenever you finish a piece. The best part is, you do not need formal training or be an artist to paint. All you need is a brush, a surface, a palette and colouring medium.
Singing: Maybe you have a wonderful voice that everybody loves to hear. Did you know that by singing, you can improve your mood in the blink of an eye?
Indeed, studies show that singing stimulates the release of endorphins and oxytocin in your body. Endorphin is the hormone associated with pleasure, while oxytocin is the hormone that alleviates stress and anxiety. There is an entire universe of songs, across languages and genres that you may want to sing. What's better eventually you may want to hum your own lyrics too.
Dancing: Experts believe that dancing is a good stress-relieving hobby because it requires the movement of your body. Through this movement, endorphins are released and you start to feel happy.
Also in addition to this physiological explanation, dancing reduces anxiety through our interaction with music. On a psychological level, dancing to the rhythm of the music brings a satisfactory feeling.
Writing: Writing as a form of art is one of the best ways to express your feelings. If you cannot say what you want, then put it down on paper. This will not just improve your mood but also give you a sense of satisfaction when you finish a piece.
Acting: Maybe you wanted to become an actress when you were a little younger, but you had other responsibilities to pursue. Well, that doesn't mean you need to give up on your dream of playing a role.
Many groups out there do acting for fun, while some do it for money. Whatever your reason is for starting the hobby, find a group to join. In addition to the fun and potential profit, your confidence will surely improve too.
Scrapbooking: This is probably one of the best hobbies for mothers at home and is also super cost-effective. If you are the type of person who loves collecting or taking pictures of life events, then you need to put those memories into something more organised and physical—a scrapbook.
But do not be deceived—this hobby is not just for moms. Whatever you do in life and whoever you are as a person, scrapbooking can be just what the doctor ordered for some downtime. You just need to fire up that artistic side (plus collect some scrapbooking materials) and you are good to go.
Journaling: Journaling is a good way to channel your emotions into words. It does not matter if you are not a natural-born writer—in your journal, you can say what you want to say and be who you want to be. There are different types of journals, from dream to gratitude to goals journals.
Blogging: If you are already writing and journaling, it would not hurt to share your thoughts and musings with the world. Start a blog and be serious about it. Schedule your writing and posting days so you can properly maintain it. Who knows, you might even earn money through blogging? After all, most famous bloggers you may have encountered while browsing the Internet started blogging as a hobby.
Colouring: Ever heard of the 'adult coloring' trend? There is nothing really new to it—it's just the same old coloring you did when you were a child. Perhaps the only difference is that, now that you are an adult, your life is a bit more stressful and you need an outlet.
A lot of bookstores and office supply shops sell therapeutic coloring books. If you do not believe that these books will work, give them a try and prove yourself wrong.
Photography: Taking pictures can be a good hobby whether you are serious about it or not. They say that photographers see the world with a different view, so you might want to try and check if this is true. You can even learn a thing or two online these days, leaving you with no excuses to give it a try.
Videography: If you have tried photography and you are looking for more, videography can be a great next step. There are a lot of things you can do with a digital recorder. You can create your own short films and then produce longer ones. You can also mix this hobby with blogging and become a YouTube vlogger. All you need is a good camera and a great.
Discovering new music: Music has been a savior for many people, helping them to remain sane in times of turmoil and angst, allowing them to relax. You may also enjoy discovering new songs that you have never heard before. Explore a genre that you never really liked earlier is a good way to discover new music. You might be surprised to find many great songs you never knew existed.
Playing an instrument: It might be nice to learn to play an instrument? Your instrument does not have to be extravagant and difficult—what matters most is that you are determined to learn how to play it. There are a lot of YouTube tutorials on the Internet that you can watch to start this hobby. You can even find blogs and websites that teach music. If you want a more personal approach, you can look for a mentor to teach you how to play.
Making Candles: Making candles is a craft that people who love decorating might enjoy. There are tons of craft stores (both online and offline) out there where you can purchase the basic essentials for it. Aside from the fact that decorating can make you feel relaxed, you can also create as many candles as you want to give your home a joyful vibe. And they make great gifts too.
Making Jewelry: If you are fond of jewelry, you can try your hand at jewelry making. You will feel so much pride wearing something you made, or make someone else feel special with your homemade treasure. If you get really good, many people have gone on to turn this hobby into a business.