So we’re halfway through summer, and maybe you’ve gotten to the point where you’re bored. Regardless of who you are or what you do, it’s always a good time to try something new. Someone once told me “You should try or learn something new every single day”. Change is good right? Yes, it definitely is. It’s time to try out some new things you’ve never even considered. No matter how old you are, you never know what you might enjoy until you try.
- Pottery – If you’re not in the mood to be too active, pottery is a perfect place to start. You can express your creative side and add a new bowl to your kitchen. It’s the perfect adult craft to make, and you’ll definitely have fun doing it. Don’t be afraid to get a little messy, and have a good time.
- Rock Climbing – Rock climbing is the perfect way to get your arm workout in without lifting any actual weights. You’ll also feel a sense of accomplishment being able to reach the top and trying something a little harder. You’ll be able to easily track your progress and leave feeling energized. Take a friend with you to double up the fun.
- Cooking – Some people are good at cooking, and others are not. Don’t worry you don’t have to be a Martha Stewart cooker to make a tasty meal. Regardless of your expertise, take the initiative to learn one new recipe. Hopefully it can become your next go to meal that your family will love. Have a friend or two over to enjoy it with you after your finished.
- Gardening – So if you’ve never done much of this before, start small. Pick out a flower you like and plant it in a pot outside your backdoor. Take good care of it over the next few weeks and watch it grow. You’ll be proud of the work you did and bets are you’ll want to do a few more and decorate your yard.
- Flea Market Flipping – If you haven’t seen the show on HGTV, you should go watch it. Essentially you go to an antique shop/garage sale/auction/Goodwill and buy a small item or piece of furniture. Repaint it, re-purpose it, or make it into something new. Odds are you’ll be able to sell it for more than you bought it. Flea market flipping is sure to spark your creative side.
- Tour a Winery – This is a great idea to do with friends. You can get out and enjoy the day, possibly stomp on a few grapes, and taste different kinds of wine. You’ll definitely learn something new, and have fun while doing it.
- Make Homemade Pet Treats – For all you animal lovers, this is one that I highly suggest. Animal treats really aren’t regulated that well, so why not make a creation of your own? Something special that your animal will be drooling over, or something to keep them occupied. My favorite treat is freezing a sock in a water bowl. It keeps our golden busy for hours, and he loves the simple gesture!
- Meditation – This is something people swear by, and a lot of the top entrepreneurs and money makers preach to people. Yes, it’s actually really good for you. Wake up early tomorrow morning and try it out for ten minutes. The more you practice the better you get.
- Join a book club – If you want to get in the community a bit more, try joining a book club. Though reading may not seem like the most fun thing to do, I bet you’d surprise yourself. You’ve just got to find the right book. It’s a relaxing hobby, and having other people to talk to about it is actually enjoyable.
- Volunteer at the Animal Shelter – Giving back to others is one of the greatest feelings you could ever have. To know you’re making a difference in even the smallest way is extremely rewarding, and animals are always so appreciative of your time.
So there you have it. Have you tried any of these before? If not, what are you looking forward to trying? I bet you’ll learn a few new things about yourself, and hopefully find some hobbies you can take with you in the future.