Having hobbies does wonders for your mind and body; helping to relieve stress, encouraging restful breaks, and offering new experiences and challenges. Hobbies can also provide additional income and a sense of purpose, which is especially important during the pandemic crisis.
The quality of your life will improve when you have hobbies, and they’re very quick and easy to pick up. Learning something new might be challenging at first, but all of the time and effort you put into the task will be worth it in the long run.
Here are some creative hobbies that you can start in 2021:
- Drawing Comics
If you have a natural talent for drawing, consider drawing comics during your spare time. This is a great way to enhance your creativity and strengthen your focus. You can even look for an online comic maker and have your drawings printed to earn money.
Some of the supplies you’ll need are comic book paper (this is smoother than other types of paper and allows easy use of dip pens) and different types of pencils and inking tools. You can also use coloring and toning tools to add color to your drawings, as well as accessories like curves, rulers, and anti-smudge tools.
If you want to improve your skills in drawing comics, practice regularly and have others critique your work. You’ll have more interest in pursuing this hobby when you know how and what to improve.
Creative hobbies don’t require you to isolate yourself indoors. Certain hobbies, like gardening, encourage you to spend more time outdoors and bask in the sunlight that can help you boost your vitamin D.
Gardening is an excellent hobby to try out because it helps to keep you fit, improves memory, and boosts your mood. If you’re going to plant fruits and vegetables, this hobby can also give you an opportunity to save money and eat healthier.
If you don’t have a spacious lawn or backyard, don’t worry – you can still create a vertical garden. Instead of placing your plants directly on the ground, this apparatus will allow you to hang your plants in a vertically suspended panel.
- Flower Arranging
Flowers can enhance any space. Regardless of the color and quantity, flowers immediately improve how a room looks and feels. Different forms of art that contain plants can even enhance how your smartphones and other devices look.
If you’re fascinated with foliage and feel like gardening is not enough, learn how to arrange flowers. There are many florists that offer classes in creative arranging, as well as tutorial videos online.
Aside from being a creative hobby, floral arrangements can also make great gifts, especially if you have a shoestring budget. Moreover, knowing how to properly arrange flowers will make it easy for you to make corsages, crowns, and wreaths – an ideal skill to earn extra money.
- DIY Projects
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to invest in specific tools to start a hobby. Some hobbies can be done using scraps and even materials lying around your house – like DIY projects, for example.
Aside from optimizing your leisure time, DIY projects can also help you save money in the long run, especially if you develop a knack for making repairs or creating home décor at a fraction of the price of new items.
To help you get started with DIY projects, look for tutorial videos online. There’s a goldmine of resources to help complete DIY projects for beginners like you.
Just like anything else in this world, starting a new hobby can be challenging. It’s especially true if you’ve never done anything like it in the past.
But instead of focusing on the challenges, it’s best if you visualize the end results of your efforts. It’ll be easier for you to stay motivated when trying out new hobbies this year.