Usually when it comes to having spare times, most people would choose to just hang out with friends or ‘Netflix and chill’ at home. Not to say that those activities are totally wrong, but having a little productivity going on in our lives can never be such a bad idea either. If you’re looking for some fun, productive and creative suggestions on how to kick-start your hobby-life, here are some ideas we’d like you to consider.
- Phone Photography
Especially nowadays, our phones can be said as one of the closest things we have in our possession. We go almost everywhere with it and for some, even to the toilet. It’d be a waste to not use it for its full potential. Venturing into photography can be one of the tricks to do it. There are loads of tutorial you can find on the net. Try a few methods, go to a variety of photography hotspots, measure your progress, and choose your best ones to have them on your wall at home!
Painting is very much well-known for its therapeutic impact on people. You could either do it at home in your living room with your cup of coffee or you could also join weekend art classes and art events. Either way, painting is still painting and you should definitely try the experience of applying colors on a piece of canvas, it can be very soothing to the mind. Things may not go your way during the first time you try it but keep up the spirit, once you’ve gotten the hang of it, you can explore any kind of image you’d like.
There are countless recipes out there that you could find. It used to be something that can only be shared through physical meetings or books but now, thousands of recipes can be found online. Pick an easy one to start with and have the experience of tasting accomplishment in your own cooking. This activity is one of the most common hobbies as it is fun to do, almost instantly rewarding, and if you’re good enough, you can even earn some income out of it too!
Same as painting, the process in creating pottery can also be therapeutic. But it has an extra factor to it which it can be used for its wide range of functionalities. Potteries have been around since the ancient times of human history and just like today, they’re used as plates, vases, mugs, sculpture, and many more. Its form can be made in a limitless number of designs. Challenge your creativity, upgrade your ability and who knows, you might even stand a chance to exhibit your work at art galleries or bookshops.
Staying active is indeed one of the main sources in maintaining a healthy life. The difference between this activity and a regular exercise is that, it also challenges your sense of creativity to face obstacles. With this, you could also apply the same kind of mindset in other professions too. Pick a sport that you’ve been wanting to try, and invite your friends to join you as well. Other than to have more of a fit body, a healthy competition is also good for personal development.