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Spring is here, and with it comes a sense of renewal and growth. There’s something about the fresh air and warmth of spring that makes us all feel ready to start something new. It’s time to not just clean out closets, but to rethink our day to day lives too.
One way to reinvigorate yourself is to take up a new hobby. Hobbies can relieve stress, teach you something new, or just give you that super helpful place that’s not home and not quite work, either.
So, if that sounds appealing but you’re not sure where to start, here are three new hobby ideas that can help you jumpstart that growth and give your life some extra inspiration.
Pick Up a New Instrument
One fantastic hobby anyone can get into is starting to play an instrument. Whether you choose something more traditional like the piano or the guitar, or something a bit more out there like the drums or the castanets, you are sure to an instrument that suits exactly who you are.
After all, music is so freeing! It’s a great avenue for fostering creativity and channeling your own mood and energy into something beautiful.
Music is an easy hobby to fit into any schedule. Whether you go to classes in person, set your own pace in an online course, or just teach yourself through playing around and watching YouTube videos, you’ll find that you can grow without pressure.
If you’ve never touched a musical instrument before and aren’t thrilled about the idea of learning to read notes, learning the snare drum might be the best instrument for you. You can find everything you need to know about how to play the snare drum on the Drum Center of Portsmouth’s website.
Pick Up A Paintbrush
Another avenue to explore could be painting. You’ll connect with your artistic side whether you want to take it very seriously or be more relaxed in your approach.
If you fall into the second camp, it’s also fun to note how the messiness of paint can be super freeing. It gives you a chance to allow yourself to feel like a kid again.
The loveliest thing about painting is that it’s impossible to fail. Whenever you paint, you always learn something you can apply the next time, and there will always be something beautiful in whatever you do, even if your painting turns out a little more abstract then expected.
For beginners, acrylics or watercolors are the best places to start.
Put on Those Hiking Boots
We all love our hiking boots. They support us when we run around town, but if you’re feeling a little stuck, maybe it’s time to use them on the slopes. Hiking can be a casual or intense hobby that lets you connect with nature.
A good hike is a perfect way to escape a stuffy house or the pressures of city life, and it’s the kind of hobby that lets you bring the whole family along. As you all walk together, you’ll be reminded of the wonderful escape the natural beauty around you offers.
It’s a hobby that can grow with you as you get older, too, making it ideal for anyone who wants a long-term, low-cost hobby.
All in all, the most valuable hobbies are the ones that make you feel relaxed and let you do exactly what you love at the same time. Plus, the best hobbies push us and help us grow into the well-rounded people we all strive to be.
Harness the energy that spring brings and jumpstart what you do in your free time!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.