5 Inexpensive Hobbies Worth Trying
Everyone needs a hobby, as the saying goes. January is National Hobby Month, and there is no better way to bring in the new year than with a new hobby! In celebration, try something new or dust off a hobby you once enjoyed. Here are five inexpensive hobbies to get you on-track.
You don’t need to blog for an audience, like some professional bloggers do. Blogging can just be a way for you to challenge your writing skills and log your thoughts in an online form. Blogs can be a great way to journal your adventures, create recipes, draft short stories or share your opinion. Best of all, if you have internet or computer access, there’s no fee.
Hiking is very easy to get into and does not require much, if any, money. If you can walk, you can probably hike. Hiking is great because you choose your intensity; not all hikes will be rigorous. This is a great hobby for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and needs an excuse to see more of it. To get started, all you need is a good pair of shoes, thick socks and a scenic trail.
If you went to kindergarten, you’ve almost certainly drawn before. Some will argue that they’re not talented or not good enough to draw. However, anyone with a pencil, some paper and creative interest can draw. It takes years to become really good, but that shouldn’t discourage you from starting. If you need motivation, consider a daily or weekly drawing journal. You will be amazed by your progress when you look at it a year from now.
This is a perfect hobby for anyone, but especially those with gardens. Canning is the process of storing fruits or vegetables in a container (usually a mason jar) in a way that allows them to last for months. This practice is often used by gardeners when they grow a lot of fruits or vegetables and can’t eat them all. If you have a garden, consider canning things like tomatoes or apples to make tasty dishes when they’re out of season.
Yoga is a great way to relax and invigorate your body. The ancient practice has been adopted by the West and is now more accessible than ever. It’s easy to go online and watch videos to teach yourself the basics. Yoga is great for anyone who wants to relax while still building strength.