Summer hobbies: try something new

ID-10085346Many of us will spend the summer sitting in bored and have nothing to do. Yet so many of us talk about hobbies we would love to try or skills we wished we had. As a student we have the luxury of a long summer, so why not fill it with a new hobby or skill. Having a hobby not only makes you more interesting as a person but can give you interesting topics to talk to people about. There are so many types of hobbies to choose from, it all depends on your area of interest and the type of person you are. For those with a creative edge you may enjoy taking up knitting, sewing, scrap booking or painting. Others who are more active may fancy a new sport, such as running, tennis, badminton, dancing or swimming. These activities can be easily accessed through your local gym or sports centre. If you’re nervous to go by yourself, why not take a friend and learn together. Here are list of hobbies to help you get thinking:

  • Knitting/crochet
  • Sewing
  • Painting/drawing
  • Pottery
  • Baking
  • Running
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Skiing
  • Surfing
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Dance
  • Singing
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding

The list of hobbies is endless and you can think as big or little as you want. Once you have decided on what type of hobby you are interested in you need to look at the equipment needed. You could buy this or if it’s your first time trying out the hobby why not see if you can borrow some of the equipment from a friend or family member. When you first start a hobby you need to be patient and expect to start slowly. Once you have practiced, progressively you will get better, as with any new skill. When you feel confident enough you might even be able to find a local club to join, these can be found online or at local sports centres, it’s just a matter of research.


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