Hobbies are a great way to express ourselves and to find something we can be passionate about! These interests can take us away both physically and mentally from our everyday chores. They can give us the opportunity to do something we actually enjoy and can bring us a feeling of great satisfaction. If you already have a hobby you’ll probably agree that when you are feeling stressed, anxious, overwhelmed or bored a hobby can be a great distraction and take you away from whatever ails you for a while. So it goes without saying hobbies and interests must be good for us and help keep our minds and in some instances our bodies healthier.
As you will see from the list below there are so many different types to choose from. And this list of hobbies is only some of the favorite. There are many less popular that we may not even be aware of. It’s a good thing that there is such a variety considering we have different types of interests. There are a number of things that will draw us to specific types including ages, finances, and abilities. Some people have a number of hobbies, many don’t even call them that they call them activities, interests, pastimes or passions, whatever you call them they are good for you.
This list of ideas is geared toward women. However, there’s a lot of cross over with hobbies that men and couples could do too. Just as from a man’s list of hobbies there’s no reason why a woman couldn’t do them if it appeals to them either. While feminism still lives, women have way more choice now than in generations past when it comes to hobbies, interests, and even careers. .
In this world where technology seems to rule most people’s lives it’s probably more important than ever to have hobbies to keep us in touch with reality. With a society so influenced by looking at a screen of some sort we need something to keep us off the couch and save us from being mesmerized by one reality or the other reality TV show.
If you love the outdoors and being active there’s lots of choice. Here’s 20 ideas.
Swimming, hiking, walking, running, cycling, golf, tennis, kayaking, sailing, yoga, weight training, tai chi, martial arts, archery, fencing, snorkeling, diving, skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing,
Arts and crafts are the old tried and true favorites.
These are projects that you can do at home where you have the convenience of picking them up and spending as much or as little time as you have or want on them. Here’s 15 ideas
Painting, Drawing, Photography, Pottery, Quilting, Sewing, Knitting, Crochet, Scrap booking, Jewelry Making, Candle Making, Soaps making, body scrub making, Flower arranging, Dressmaking
Music: Music can be so rewarding and bring so much pleasure it is little wonder why so many people choose a hobby related to music. 15 more ideas
Learn to play an instrument. Play guitar, piano/keyboard, the violin (there are a number of other instrument to choose from)
Singing: learn to sing, Join a choir, Karaoke
Dance: Dance can be expressed in a number of ways. It’s a great exercise too. It’s at the top of my favorite hobby list! Ballroom dance, Latin dance, salsa, swing dance, Belly dancing, Tap dance, Ballet, jazz dance,
Home and Garden: Another area with lots to choose from-here are at least 10 ideas.
Cooking: (gourmet, ethnic, etc.) specialty cake making and/or decorating. Home decor, feng shui, Refinish furniture, upholstery,
A Green house, this is a great way to grow your passion, whether its prize winning chrysanthemums, tomatoes or whatever your heart desires. Grow an organic garden, Plant grafting and growing, Landscape design: This is a great way to use your creativity and have the benefit of its beauty at home.
Writing: Lots of people love to write but don’t know what to do with it. 3 ideas for you
Write a book. It’s been said that most of us have a book in us. Write poetry, it’s a great way to express yourself. Make a Blog, blogging about a specific interest you have, travel, pets, gardening, whatever you want to share with others. It may be possible to make some money with it too.
Volunteering: This one can be the most rewarding, helping others. There are many ways to volunteer including the following. 7 ideas for volunteering but there are many more you can choose from too!
Hospital volunteer, the elderly, be a big sister, The Red Cross or other organizations, help after disasters, or in third world countries. Love animals? Here are a couple of volunteer ideas. Dog walking, if you don’t have your own there are many dogs that need someone to walk them. Check your local SPCA or any organization that cares for strays. Maybe an elderly or disabled person that can’t get out to take their dog for a walk. Check out how to help train dogs with jobs, organizations that rescue animals, horses etc.
Miscellaneous: 6 more ideas
Play Bridge. This is very popular card game for groups of women. They often take turns to hold the games and meet on a fairly regular basis,
Meditation: can be practiced alone or in groups. Meditation is a wonderful way to experience clarity and relaxation. It can take a little practice to be able to still your mind but it’s really valuable.
Astrology, Tarot, Horseback riding, Collecting antiques, or whatever your heart desires.
As you can see this list contains way over 50 hobby ideas for you to check out. I hope this is helpful to you and that you find the ideal hobby. Also, keep in mind that if you are ever interested in turning your hobby into a money maker that a number of these hobbies do have the potential to be money making ideas. Some could be developed into a small business if that’s something that you may want to consider.
Make sure that you have fun with your hobby. Here’s something to get you in the mood. Enjoy!