Trying Something New: Fun Hobbies & Skills For Any Age
Have you ever noticed how some people just have a zest for life? What’s their secret? What’s the common denominator? Well, if you’ve ever had the pleasure of getting to know anyone that fits this bill, you’ll quickly learn that there’s really no mystery to them at all. In fact, if anything, the main factor shared amongst these individuals is that they have a curiosity that never ceases. They appreciate the opportunity to experience life in a way they never have before.
Thankfully, anyone can put this sort of approach into action, as long as there’s a desire for growth and adventure. Align Pilates strives to support you in a healthy, fulfilling, and well-rounded lifestyle. If you’re ready for something different, below are some suggestions courtesy of Align Pilates of fun skills and hobbies you can discover online or with a group of friends.
Get physical. Dance, hike, learn a Pilates sequence, or try karate. As the expression goes, you are only as young as you feel. Healthline explains exercise of any kind is a positive thing, promoting both mental and physical wellness.
Pilates is an especially good choice for people of all ages and abilities. It focuses on your core, but as Self points out, it works your whole body at the same time. Minimal equipment (if any) is required beyond a mat, and you’ll get both your strength and aerobic exercise in every session.
The beauty of diving into any physical activity is that there’s so much to choose from, and not only that, you can surf the web for articles or videos, or meet up with people in your community who share the same interests.
Learn to play an instrument. There’s a good chance you’ve always secretly wanted to play the piano, guitar, or another instrument, but never allowed the idea to bloom into a desire. Now is a great time to move on from that attitude and turn into something more. Why? For starters, making music is fun.
There’s also research that proves that it can increase your IQ by as much as seven points and improve your overall memory since it works in various parts of the brain. And to boot, you don’t have to travel far to do something like this—you can actually learn to play a musical instrument through online videos.
Craft something. Whether you search online or join a group in your community, the possibilities for creative projects are unlimited. It could include trying floral design; making jewelry; taking photos; knitting; building something; putting together a garden and so on. Really, a craft could be anything, so think about what sounds enjoyable and move in that direction.
Embrace tech. Do you find the world of technology fascinating? There are plenty of hobbies that dig deeper into computers, like designing web pages, digital art, and gaming. If you can’t get enough of the digital experience, snag a hobby that makes the most of your interest.
Turning Your Passion Into Your Profession. If you've got an interest in something, why not take it to the next level? For instance, if you love fitness, coaching, or becoming a personal trainer could be an ideal money maker for you. Musicians can play local gigs, tour the country, or even tutor students. Craftspeople can sell online through sites like Etsy, at craft fairs, or in galleries and boutiques.
Whatever direction you choose, be sure to make things official and register your new hobby business with your state. Happily, this is easy to do when you go through an online service. For instance, you might decide an LLC is right for you, thanks to the tax perks, flexibility, and personal asset protection it provides. You can launch your LLC in just five steps — no lawyer, no red tape. Then, since you can make some money with it, it’s a terrific way to feel even better about your new pastime.
At the end of the day, trying something new is up to you. It’s about following the beat of your own drum and going after what you want. Pick up a new hobby or skill and search for communities online that rally around your interests, or find them within your neighborhood. You’ll be sure to find out firsthand what it means to have a zest for life.
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Author - Jennifer McGregor