Amazing Hobbies to Take Up This 2017


Whether you are currently in the bustling cities of Australia or the busy streets of Manila, you live in a fast-paced environment where people thrive due to the outcome of productivity. We are greatly consumed by the stress that work can bring that we forget to cultivate our happiness.

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This year, commit to lessening your toxicity by having a simple and healthy escape. Gain at least one of these creative hobbies to boost your fun meter and empower your mental states.


Keeping a Journal


Expressive writing, a form of writing where you pour your heart and soul into words without the consideration of the grammar rules, was found to improve the symptoms of certain physical illnesses and aid in the recovery from certain mental illnesses. Letting a journal act as an outlet to close an unpleasant chapter from the past enables the person to achieve closure.


You do not need to break the bank to sustain the hobby of journaling for expressive or creative writing. Busting a pen and a notebook out will suffice! This hobby is both artistic and practical.


It may seem like a tedious chore at first, but you will get the hang of it. Consider participating in the 30-day Journal Challenge to develop this healthy habit.


Taking Quality Pictures


As a museum-junkie, I travelled and explored approximately 14 international galleries. I took countless photos of the interesting exhibits and upload the best ones online to preserve my wonderful memories. My uncle noticed my fondness for photography and insisted that I need to purchase a professional camera. My iPhone snaps embellished with awesome Instagram filters can only go so far!


To dive into an interesting project, consider getting a digital camera. Use this camera as a starter device to help you handle the basics of photography. Sign up for free photography classes in your community or watch free tutorials online.


Photography captures the distinct beauty that already exists. This is why almost everyone can pick up this hobby. Not only does it train you to view the world in different perspectives, but it also lets you focus on the things you normally ignore.


Using Vibrant Colors

coloring books

If you have little to no faith on your artistic prowess, do not give up just yet. Purchase an adult coloring book such as the “Secret Garden by Johanna Basford“. Going back to time by purchasing a children’s coloring book is perfectly fine. However, the intricate detailing in adult coloring books can keep you busy for a longer time.


With coloring books, you only need to focus on filling the outlines with vibrant colors. It is a sustainable hobby that welcomes all ages. Do not limit yourself to crayons as you can use assorted markers and colored pencils.


Cultivate a Club

book club

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To savour an immensely fun time, gather a group of friends together and build an exclusive club. Begin by asking your friends about the activities that they will be interested in. You may choose to have a book club, cooking club, singing club, and so on. Afterwards, agree on the frequency of the meetings.


Online tools such as Doodle and Facebook Events can help you schedule a meeting in a hassle-free fashion.


Scroll through this amazing list instead of spending the entire day on the couch to stream or watch television shows!

Anna Agoncillo

Anna is a Registered Psychometrician and a graduate of Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. Earning a bachelor's degree with honors in Psychological Studies, lead her to a career of writing and teaching. She is also the author of the new book entitled Psychology of Love, Money, & Life.


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