Fun Hobbies To Try This Summer

Having a hobby is more than just a way to pass the time - it can have a multitude of benefits for your mental health, personal growth, and social connections. With all the stresses you likely encounter on a daily basis, having a hobby can provide a much-needed escape and allow you to focus on something you truly enjoy. Not only does this help to reduce stress and anxiety, but it can also improve your overall happiness and well-being.

Hobbies are also a great way to challenge yourself and continue growing and learning. Whether you're trying a new hobby for the first time or honing your skills in doing something you've enjoyed for years, the process of learning and improving can be incredibly rewarding. Hobbies can also be a fantastic way to meet new people and expand your social circle. Whether it's through a class, club, or online group, sharing a hobby with others can lead to lasting friendships and a sense of community.

If you're looking for a new hobby to try, here are some suggestions to consider:

  1. Bring out your inner Bob Ross and paint a picture:
    Whether you're an experienced artist or a complete beginner, painting can be a relaxing and therapeutic hobby that allows you to unleash your creativity. Eliminate the stress of making a mess by using a craft mat; we love the UNSTICK Reusable Arts & Craft Sheet.

  1. Put on your dancing shoes and move your body:
    Dancing is not only a fun and energetic way to stay active, but it can also improve your coordination, rhythm, and confidence. Instead of dancing barefoot, try grooving in a slipper that supports your arches and will keep you from sliding and hurting yourself. Mave & Chez Slippers are the perfect option!

  1. Learn to take better photos:
    Photography is a versatile hobby that allows you to capture your fave moments and express your creativity through visual storytelling. Now that most of us are armed with smart phones, you always have a camera ready at your fingertips, which is a bonus! You'll want to make sure you have a plan for storing those precious photos; we love the tips and insights in this helpful article from Nathalie of Pictonat Photography: How to Store & Back Up Digital Photos

  1. Cultivate your green thumb:
    Gardening can be a calming and rewarding hobby that allows you to connect with nature, with the added benefit of being able to watch your efforts bloom. You'll want to make sure and keep your sun safety in check, so wearing a wide-brimmed summer hat and pairing with a natural SPF face cream is a must.

  1. Work on a puzzle:
    Puzzles are a great way to challenge your mind and improve your problem-solving skills. They're also an ideal hobby to tackle on those rainy summer days when you don't feel like being outdoors. We love the collection from JIGGY Puzzles, which are all beautiful works of art from women artists around the world! 

  1. Center your mind with meditation and strengthen your body with yoga: Practicing meditation and yoga can bring a sense of peace and balance to your life, while also improving your physical and mental health. You can practice both meditation and yoga from virtually anywhere, and you don't need to be a pro in order to reap the benefits. We recommend using a well-padded, durable and non-toxic option such as the MUVE Life Yoga Mat, to ensure a chemical-free experience for your body that will offer ample padding, inviting you to move with comfort.

  1. The sky is the limit with star-gazing:
    Whether you're a seasoned astronomer or just starting out, star-gazing can be a fascinating and awe-inspiring hobby that allows you to explore the wonders of the universe. Make sure you stock up on snacks and bring along a cozy blanket like Tofino Towel's Cove Wool Throw to keep late-night chills at bay.

Take a chance and try a new hobby today! Remember, the benefits of having a hobby are endless and can enrich your life in so many ways.



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