Not all of us work in creative fields, and even if we do, not every day is an opportunity to flex our creativity muscle. As children, most of us tried new things and picked up hobbies (even if it was just rock collecting) much more frequently, which provided tons of little creative outlets around us all the time. But as we get older, somehow our free time gets more easily filled with popcorn and Netflix.
And while there’s nothing wrong with vegging out every now and then, there are so many other ways to expand your world!
There’s no time like the summer to take advantage of the long nights and extra energy that all that sunshine brings. So here’s to intellectual pursuits, volunteering, heading outdoors, and getting active or creative. If you’re not sure where to start, these hobbies are either creative, healthy, relaxing or productive (the latter defined loosely, don’t worry). Happy hobbying!
Get into personality types.
Whether Enneagram, Myers-Briggs or just figuring out what Friends character you are. Personality types can be a fun way to learn about yourself and those around you!
Get outside with a pencil and notebook and draw what you see! Better yet, go on a fun hike and explore a new place. It doesn’t have to be good, just expressive!
Take advantage of these sunny skies and fresh air and soak up the great outdoors!
Grilling’s not just for the boys!
There’s nothing like the challenge of downward dog on a moving board! Whether on land or on the water, summer’s the perfect time to get bendy!
Sign up for an art class.
Painting, drawing, pottery, block printing – get messy and learn a new creative skill! There are lots of virtual art classes right now too that we have loved during quarantine.
Make it the most zen summer ever.
Grow your own herbs or produce.
Get your hands dirty!
I mean is there a better hobby? Make sure to wear masks and social distance, or you can do them on Zoom with friends, too!
Start a dog walking club.
Friends, puppies, the great outdoors. Need I say more.
Feeling like climbing? Join a local bouldering group or strike out on your own.
Learn how to cut your own hair.
Promise it’s easier than it looks. Then again, try at your own risk!
Become a cocktail pro.
Learn how to whip up the perfect poolside signature cocktail. Here are some recipe ideas to get you started!
No time like the present to get financially savvy!
Make the perfect beach accessories! Thinking hair scarf, cover up, beach blanket, you get the idea.
Make your own candles.
Crafty, will make your home smell great + makes great gifts!