What are your hobbies? Do you find yourself stumped whenever someone asks you this question? Sitting around in your underwear watching Netflix, and eating your body weight in pizza every weekend doesn’t count.
If you have no hobbies to speak of it’s well worth picking one up, they can help you meet new people, improve your skills and are highly beneficial for your mental health too. When it feels like all you do is work and sleep, having a productive hobby to spend your spare time helps to break the monotony, and in general makes you a much happier person. Not sure where to start? Here are a few to get you going that will let your creativity run wild.
Arts and Crafts
Are you an arty kind of person? Why not look into different styles and have a go yourself? If watercolor and painting pottery seems a bit arty farty for your tastes, why not try something like spray paint or graffiti art? You could invest in a wood turning lathe and make some incredible creations from wood and resin, or even make a blacksmith forge in your shed or an outbuilding and start hammering metal. You could create epic looking blades and swords, create tools, hooks, even accessories for the home like these on Pinterest. Arts and crafts certainly aren’t all about sewing, knitting and scrapbooking! There are some really cool, masculine hobbies you could try.
If you’re a big fan of music, you don’t just have to listen to it. Why not have a go at creating some yourself? There are all kinds of software these days you can get to build tracks, you could then hire a professional mastering studio for the post- production side of things. Alternatively, if you and your friends play an instrument, why not start a band? If you’re good you could even perform in front of an audience- there are often talent shows across the country, and lots of places will pay for live performers at their venues. If you’ve always wanted to play the drums, guitar or any other instrument but never learned- why not now? You shouldn’t have trouble finding a class for adults or a tutor nearby, and it gives you something to do in your spare time.
Some of the best chefs in the world are men, it’s one creative hobby that shouldn’t be left to your wife or girlfriend! Being able to feed yourself is an essential skill as an adult, but you can go much further than this by eating well,and really enjoying your food, by learning how to cook. Watching cookery shows and reading books is useful for giving you a good foundation knowledge when it comes to food. You should understand which flavors complement each other, and how to ensure everything is perfectly balanced when it comes to flavors and textures. You could start with a few basic recipes and nail them, and from there start experimenting. You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to recipes to choose from, you could look online or buy a couple of cookbooks. Whether you want to master a certain type of cuisine, be able to make incredible recipes on the grill or be able to host an epic dinner party for friends- being able to cook is a skill that’s always worth having.