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New Hobbies You Could Have Started Yesterday

Looking for something different to do other than couch potato(ing) and posting on Facebook? It might be time to get a hobby. You know, that pastime something that’s solely for leisure and enjoyment but also has real benefits. Having a hobby doesn’t just have to be a time filler between hanging out with friends at the bar and work. It can become a passion that gets you excited, helps recover from the day’s stress, or gets your mind working.

Here are five hobbies that you could have started yesterday:

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Take a Cooking Class

You love food, right? Then why not go to a cooking class! Not only will cooking become a fun to do hobby but it can also be a way to learn something useful. After all, no-one ever suffered from better nutrition. Also, you’ll get to show off to your friends, family, or the girl next door about that new exotic dish you just picked up.

Cooking is also an excellent way to pass time with a loved one. Cooking classes for couples have become a hot thing. And if you’d rather do it with someone else, who better than with your son or daughter?

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Take Up Photography

You love taking photos with your phone, right? Well, why not turn this pastime into an actual hobby. You will need to dish out for some basic gear, but if you have a passion for the art, it’s worth it. And with the right gear, you can add more flare when immortalizing your memories.

If you’re looking for a hobby that can flex your creative muscle and bring in some extra money, this is the hobby for you. You’ll also have an edge over 95% of others on social media and dating sites (ha..)

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Start Writing or Blogging

What about getting your thoughts online? Writing has long been a pastime for many, but you can take it a step further. Blogging has now become a hobby for many. Setting up a blog through the likes of Blogger and WordPress is even free.

Once you open your blog, you can tell the world about your kids, pets, favourite shampoo or share your travel experiences. You can also create fictional stories to get a plot bunny out of your head. Writing is therapeutic. Don’t worry about your writing skills, just get to work getting your thoughts onto the page (or screen) for now.

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Learn a Foreign Language

Some people love to learn. You can make it your hobby by learning something that can improve your cultural awareness without necessarily having to travel. Take up a new language, whether you want to play it safe with French or take a poke at Mandarin. You could even go extravagant by taking up Ancient Greek or Latin!

Not only will you impress your friends, but you’ll keep your brain healthy. Learning a cognitive skill like a language is one of the best ways to avoid dementia later in life.

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Renovate Furniture in Your Home

What about furniture renovation? This is an excellent hobby for those who like to do something with their hands but aren’t looking for any large DIY projects. Restore old antiques to their original style or create something new out of a broken piece of furniture. You won’t believe what you can accomplish.

There will be some expenses involved. However, you can keep the costs down by finding cheap items that need renovating or restoring. Just make sure you have space for your projects, especially those that can take a few months to complete!

Where to Start?

It’s up to you! Look inside your soul and find your true passion. Once you’ve done that you’ll find are endless opportunities out there. Doing something that you enjoy will not only help boost your mental health, it could develop into a career change. You’ll find that you have at least one thing to look forward to on a daily or weekly basis, in addition to whatever else is going on in your life.

So, which hobby will it be?