In Sixth grade, I started playing Violin. I see this decision as the most important of my life. I found so much meaning through music. From hiding in a section to trying out for solos, my journey to become a better violinist defined many of my teenage life choices. I could write for hours about how much violin (and now a cappella) mean to me, but this is about you.
That's right, you! There are infinite reasons for why you lack a strong hobby, and that is nothing to be ashamed of. I strongly believe that life is more colorful when you have an activity that you enjoy. Here are 5 Hobbies (out of a billion) that are easy to start.
1. Playing the Ukulele
Ukulele is a simple instrument that takes very little time to pick up. It has four strings and most chords don't require a ton of dexterity. Amazon has many ukuleles under $50 dollars, and there are many websites with tabs arranged by difficulty, like UkuTabs.com. Before you know it, you'll be singing along or accompanying your friends.
2. Watercolor Painting
I picked Watercolor Painting because so many of my friends enjoy it! Looks like Amazon is here to save the day again: you can get a set of 36 colors and 10 brushes for $13.49 today.
Even though Reading can seem like an impossible task with the constant buzzing of social media, books deepen our understanding of ourselves, the people around us, and the world. Find a genre or author you enjoy, or a reading list from someone you admire. If you need an extra push, try book clubs! All it takes is 10 minutes a day (and a hot cup of tea.)
Yoga with Adrienne is my favorite channel for beginners curious about the benefits of yoga. There was a time when I scoffed at the idea of "finding my center." Now, Yoga is my go-to way of de-stressing.
5. Healthy Baking
Finding healthy alternatives for your favorite desserts is super rewarding. This might sound slightly insane, but I now crave these two ingredient cookies instead of some of my favorite desserts (créme brûlée, macaroons, red velvet cupcakes...the list goes on) because I don't feel guilty after I eat them. If you're not into bananas, there are TONS of healthy dessert recipes out there for you to try.
These are just 5 hobbies, but the possibilities are truly endless.