Looking For A Relaxing Hobby? Try One Of These

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Hobbies make us happier. That is a fact. However, the amount of happiness and enjoyment can vary from hobby to hobby. Many of the more traditional hobbies have been overshadowed in recent years by tech-based hobbies. 

Watching box sets, playing computer games, even writing and coloring can be done on a tablet or a computer now. But if you are looking to have a more balanced tech-light hobby then try one of these. 


Gardening can be one of the most enjoyable hobbies – once you get into it. More people are now filling their homes with beautiful plants. But when it comes to the garden, there is so much more you can do. You can get fresh air, light exercise (or heavy for bigger jobs), fresh food and gorgeous flowers. 

Which is a winning combo. Growing your own produce is good for you, and for the local environment too. One of the nicest things is you can gift plants, flowers or basket of veggies that you’ve grown. 


Fishing might be one of the most relaxing hobbies you can find. Although, you can really turn the heat up and go after bigger catches, and more dangerous waters check out for some videos. Fishing, in general, is stress relieving because until that line gets pulled, you can often sit and relax, read a book, take a nap or chat with others who are also fishing. The freedom to fish anywhere is pretty massive too – so long as you have the right licenses if you need them. You can fish for food, or catch and release – the choice is yours (or the rules of the area you are fishing in). 


If you love listening to the intricate notes when you listen to music, then it might be time you pick up an instrument yourself. You can find local classes in most towns and cities, but if you prefer to learn on your own time (and for free), then you can find tutorials for almost all instruments online. 

When you have the confidence and a bit more skill, you can join a band and play local venues, or play at open-mic nights, if the mood should take you. 

Baking and Cooking

This might be one of the most satisfying hobbies that you can have. Creating delicious baked goods and delicate meals for yourself, family or friends. You can start out making more basic loaves of bread or cupcakes and move on to trickier pastries. 

The great thing about baking is that while you might get it wrong a few times, the moment it goes right is a total joy. Cooking is slightly more free in terms of flavors and amounts than baking, so if you like to add your own twist on things, then you may prefer cooking to baking. 


But, skip the blogging and opt for a quality notebook and a nice pen. And really write. It can often be the case that a person gets stuck with what to write. So you can try closing your eyes with your pen on the paper and writing anything that comes to mind – this can help unblock those creative juices. 



Sasha Duncan is a bookworm, fashion enthusiast and a consultant for Palmaira, a supplier of the best Menorca sandals Australia has to offer. She loves reading crime novels and being with her dogs, Maya and Buster.

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