In a world where capitalism reigns supreme, it’s not uncommon to meet people who’ve turned their hobbies into income-generating assets. While there’s nothing wrong with that, there is something wrong when you no longer hold any creative outlet close. When you don’t maintain some form of creative expression, you increase your chances of experiencing burnout. In order to avoid that, consider some of the best hobbies to get into.
You don’t have to be a paid musician in order to be a skilled one. You can learn how to play for your own satisfaction and pleasure. Refer to some of the songs you love to hear on the radio. Learn to play by ear or read sheet music in order to play some of your favorite songs.
Even if you’re intimidated by the idea of using a sewing machine, consider starting with crocheting as a hobby. With a large ball of yarn and a crochet needle, you can create your own blankets, sweaters, and scarves. In order to learn and enhance your technique, feel free to take a look at some of the hundreds of YouTube videos.
When you walk through the mall and walk past candle shops, the aromas are usually enticing and pleasant. Learn how to mix the beautiful colors, waxes, and scents in order to curate your own line of candles. Once you invest in candle-making supply, you’ll gain the ability to craft a candle to your own liking.
In past interviews, Beyonce hinted at her love of painting. Though she’s never publicly shared her artwork, she’s talked about her love for this creative outlet. If you’ve never used a paintbrush before, consider taking a class. Whether online or in-person, take advantage of available resources in order to learn how to approach the art of painting.
Everyone needs sustenance in order to survive. Since you have to eat in order to live, you might as well cook with excellence. Learn how to masterfully move throughout the kitchen. Study more about how certain spices work in certain dishes. Learn how to plate food in a beautiful manner. If you’re attracted to cookies, cakes, and pastries, learn how to bake.
As you work to cultivate a new creative outlet, consider keeping it to yourself first. Enjoy it privately as a personal source of inspiration. Protect it as a true outlet. If you share it too soon with others, they might try to make plans regarding what you need to do with your gift. In time, if you desire, you’ll know when it’s safe to share it with the world.
About the author:
Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan