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find a hobby

Hobbies can play a vital role in dealing with stress as it has become a part of our lives in one way or another.

So let me ask you these simple questions.

Are You Feeling Bored? Depressed? Don’t have anything exciting in your life? Want hobbies for a resume? 

Or you are continuously asking yourself, I want a hobby but don’t know what to pursue?

Here is an amazing hobby list that can spark your life with fun.

And you’ll definitely have fun pursuing them. I’ve handpicked the following Hobbies list just for YOU.

Photography

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photography

Well, don’t worry it is a great way of learning a new perspective and you’ll learn a lot by doing experiments with your camera.

For Example, If you like to travel or you have to travel because of work, that’s great. You can take out your Weapon (Camera) and start shooting (Clicking) anytime.

Seeing the world through the lens will amaze you to a great extent. You can also join a few photography groups/meetups to hone your skills.

Exciting, right?

How to Begin?

  1. Read about the basics: Knowing the basic theory of camera, angles, aperture, etc. is important
  2. Invest time: No hobby can be developed without investing time. Take an hour at least every day to devote.
  3. Participate in online competitions: There are multiple online competitions where you can post your clicks and get feedback to improve upon.
  4. Observe other photographs/photographers (style of photography/editing etc.)

And imagine you are in an interview and being asked your interest and hobbies list. Then you’ll have a lot to talk about your new-found creative perspective.

If you are really serious, you must be wondering that you don’t have a camera yet.

Well, don’t worry I’ve already handpicked 3 types of cameras just for you.

DSLR – Click a lot of pictures. Keep the good ones and delete the rest.

Point & Shoot – Low on Budget? Don’t worry, Point & Shoot have all the basic functionalities of a DSLR and you can click amazing pictures with it. 

Polaroid – Want to print instant pics, then polaroid is the right choice. Just click and print your favorite memories on the go.

Learn a Musical Instrument

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musical instruments

Listening to music is relaxing right?

If the answer is Yes, then you always enjoyed listening to music, right? Now it’s your turn to play some musical instrument and deep dive into the music world.

 

And being creative will always give you an edge over others in your professional career. You can also mention learning musical instruments in list of hobbies and interests in your resume.

Nowadays, you can even learn any instrument on Youtube for free or you can join online classes to learn any musical instrument. 

If you want a reference to learn Flute, well you can contact Rahul on Instagram. He is well learned and is very melodious. 

Wondering which instrument to buy? My list of favorites instruments are Flute, Guitar, Keyboard, and Violin

Cycling

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cycling

Have you wondered, in this time of ever-increasing rush, traffic, and pollution, Cycling could be your escape?

Benefits of Cycling

  1. Helps you stay fit /Reduces body fat
  2. Improves poster
  3. Reduces anxiety and insomnia
  4. Acts as Mood Booster
  5. An environment-friendly alternative to fuel
  6. Helps in building stronger Lungs

Not only you can stay fit, but also you can go to your workplace on Cycle saving money, or maybe you can even join the Cycling group to travel places.

There are many startups that rent cycles on an hourly basis at a very low cost. You can either try out those or here are a few cycles you can buy on amazon.

Gardening

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gardening

Are you finding a hobby which you can pursue at home or looking for indoor hobbies?

Well, Gardening could be an amazing choice for YOU.

You know, the amount of fresh air is reducing day by day and it is becoming extremely difficult to breathe clean air.

But by having plants in your house, your day can be more relaxing.

 

It is scientifically proven that 79 percent of patients said they felt more relaxed and calm, 19 percent felt more positive, and 25 percent felt refreshed and stronger after spending time in a garden. 

Flowers also evoke positive emotions. Most people experience a rise in serotonin and dopamine (feel-good chemicals of the brain) being around flowers or plants.

You can start Gardening in the house with the following plants and tools:

Running

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running

I need a hobby and I’m looking for outdoor hobbies? 

If you do not want to invest money in buying things for hobbies, you may not pursue for a long time, then picking up running as your hobby may be a good idea.

Running can keep you fit, healthy, helps in building muscles, burns a lot of extra fat and can even enhance your metabolism. 

It can become a daily thing in no time and you’ll definitely start seeing an improved version of yourself within a few days.

Ready to Run? 

You can use the following accessories for pursuing Running.

Reading

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reading

If you search about the list of most popular hobbies or list of hobbies for resume, reading as a hobby will be omnipresent.

Reading can increase your knowledge, build your vocabulary, strengthen your brain, alleviates depression, or aid your sleep.

If you don’t find reading to be fun, you can start with comics, anime mangas, or maybe self-help books or you can even read books about how to become a millionaire. 

There are tons of choices out there.

Knowledge is power. 

Books can also be a helping hand in shaping your bright future.Following are a list of recommended books:

Dancing

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dancing

Are you looking for a stress buster or want to showcase your creativity with skills and interests on resume? 

Then dancing is one of the most suitable choices.

Dancing is also one hell of a confidence booster & it’ll increase your Kinesthetic Intelligence.

Plus is super fun to dance your heart out. I don’t know how to dance (your thought right now?) but don’t worry. You don’t have to be a pro overnight. 

Dance is not always about getting the moves right, or expressions right.It is merely about letting yourself free to the rhythm of the music and letting go of any other thoughts. 

But if you really want, you can start to learn to dance with Youtube videos.

Researchers define creative activities as “an adaptive and robust reaction to the ongoing epidemic” in the study “Meaning-Making Through Creativity During COVID-19,” published in Frontiers in Psychology in December 2020.

Conclusion:

These hobbies can play a vital role in keeping your mental health upright. You need to occupy yourself with some activity wherein you can devote your time and energy.

There can be times when hobbies may feel like just some other distraction and you aren’t able to enjoy them. That is completely okay. We are all allowed to feel what we are going through. That is just as vital as keeping yourself invested in some hobbies.

GoodLives.in is always here to listen. We will map you to the right therapists who can understand your mental state. It’s never too late to acknowledge your emotions.

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