5 Hobbies You Never Knew You Needed In Your Life #CP

Most people think that having hobbies is optional. But, in reality, it’s a necessity. If you don’t have something to occupy you in your spare time, everything you do will become some sort of work. And you’ll have very little to define you outside of your paid roles.

Hobbies remind you that you can stop being so active all the time and just enjoy yourself. You don’t have to continually work at the grindstone. You can enjoy yourself.

If you don’t have any hobbies right now, then keep reading. Here, we cover some exciting after-work activities that can dramatically enhance your life.


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For the uninitiated, juggling seems like magic. Somehow, people manage to keep balls up in the air continuously, without dropping any. Things get really crazy when they introduce new rotations or do a “behind-the-back.”

But as with most skills, juggling is something that you can learn over time. At first, you’ll barely be able to catch two balls at the same time. But eventually, you’ll get the hang of it and the rotations will make sense. Before long, you’ll be able to juggle three balls, and maybe even four.

Juggling is a great hobby because it’s something you can do anywhere. What’s more, it’s the type of thing that endlessly impresses people.

Get Cooking

Still got some spare time on your hands? If so, you’ll want to get yourself reacquainted with the kitchen. Cooking can be a great hobby, and it’s something that can benefit everyone you know once you get good at it.

In today’s world, fewer and fewer people are cooking, with most eating out of a packet or a tin whenever meal time comes around. Unfortunately, these eating habits are taking their toll on our waistlines and setting us up for chronic disease in the future.

The solution is to get back in the kitchen and start making meals from scratch using fresh ingredients. It’s a great skill that you’ll enjoy and can help you stay healthy.

Start Making Models

Making models using Piececool model kits, for example, can be a lot of fun. And, if you’re a dad, model building can be something your kids love too.

Creating models requires a lot of patience and dedication. But the finished product is often spectacular - something that can make you feel truly proud of your accomplishments.

Start Playing The Piano

If you’ve never tinkled the ivories before, now’s your chance to start. Playing the piano is a lot of fun. And if you dedicate yourself to it, you can actually become proficient quite rapidly. Some pianists progress from pure novices to a high level of skill in under a year. There’s also evidence that playing a musical instrument can raise your IQ significantly - so having the odd tinkle now and then could help you boost your career.

Play More Chess

Lastly, if you are a bit of a geek at heart, why not try taking up chess? According to researchers, this ancient game activates both hemispheres of the brain, giving it a proper workout.

Karl Young

Part-time daddy and lifestyle blogger. Father of 2 boys under 2. Golfer, scare-fan, tea-lover, traveller, squash and poker player. I write on the @HuffPostUK http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karl-young/

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