It has been 3 weeks since we heralded in the New Year, has 2019 been great for you so far? If you are still looking for a New Year resolution to motivate and inspire you in the next 12 months, why not swap that for a satisfying hobby that will keep you entertained AND leave you feeling accomplished instead?
Here is a list of some of the more interesting and popular hobbies for your consideration; there is something for everyone, from the artistic and creative to something for the foodies. Have fun selecting the most suitable one for yourself and have a fulfilling year!
Urban gardening has been all the rage recently, with rooftop gardens popping up in some of the busiest cities in the world. In the Philippines, some of the crops that are grown include rice, corn, bananas, pineapple and mangoes, and 47% of the land is used for agriculture. With such fertile land available right at home, why not take up gardening?
The benefits of growing a garden right at home are numerous. Growing a variety of plants in your backyard or even in pots on the porch or balcony will allow you to not only beautify your home and the environment but also train you up physically and mentally. For those with children, gardening can be a fabulous bonding activity and you will be able to teach them to identify the different types of plants with on-hand experience. Are you yearning to eat what you have grown yourself? Home gardening allows you to do just that at little or no cost at all. You can be sure that the fruits and vegetables that you serve up are organic and healthy.
This is one hobby that you can easily do right at home, whether you live in an apartment building or in a village home with ample land at your disposal.
2. Bullet journaling
This is one of the trends that have been making the rounds in social media platforms, from Tumblr to Pinterest to Instagram. Search “#bulletjournaling” in any of these image sharing apps and you will get a ton of results from enthusiasts from all over the world sharing their experiences with bullet journaling.
It is a hobby that is easy to kick start – all you need is a pen and an empty notebook or scheduler. What comes next is entirely up to you! You can choose to beautify your bullet journal with stickers or your own drawings and doodles, or start planning your journal meticulously with inspiration from other bullet journal aficionados online. It is a great way to get organized and to keep track of habits, activities and personal goals.
This may seem like the most mundane hobby to take up, but cooking is highly satisfying and also serves up many other benefits. For one, cooking helps to release stress and tension, and allows you to focus and divert your attention away from what may be bothering you either at work or at home. Whipping up a delicious meal for your family also allows you to bond with them and show your love through your shared love of food.
There are many ways to start learning how to cook these days. You can start by signing up for a cooking class at your local community hub or culinary school, start browsing cooking videos online or start visiting the best chef in your family to pick up cooking tips and tricks! Cooking as a hobby will not only satisfy you, but everyone around you. There is truly nothing more heartwarming than being able to feed your loved ones, and that is what makes cooking such a great and simple activity to pick up.
Photography is a popular hobby with the affordability and availability of both beginner's and high end cameras now. The emergence of mobile phones also allows anyone to take photos whenever and wherever they go. Social media plays a big factor on the growth of photography. This 2019, why not step up your game by learning the ins and outs of how to take better photographs. There are also a lot of disciplines when it comes to photography like landscape, portrait, and documentary photography. Classes and workshops are held here and there for only a minimal cost.