Spice up Your Life with a Free Hobby
Sometimes we just need to do something different to spice up our lives, don’t we? The problem is that a lot of the most interesting things in life are also pretty expensive. So what free hobbies could you take advantage of?
Read a Book from the Library
I love reading and get a lot of my books cheap from second hand book stores or charity stores. In fact, now that I think about it, I don’t think I have ever paid more than about $5 for a book in my life. However, if you are serious about spending less money then you just need to head to your local library for some free books. Any decent library is likely to have a massive selection for you to choose from. If you are a book worm like me then just sitting in one of these places surrounded by so many books can make for an exciting hour or so.
Watch Movies Online
I only recently discovered the pleasures of watching movies for free on YouTube. One day I was thinking about heading out to buy or hire a DVD when I decided to look online to see if I could find anything worth watching. I discovered a whole world of top movies, documentaries and even weird old cartoons from my childhood. Since that day I haven’t spent a single dollar on DVDs or on going to the cinema. Why would I when there is so much to see for free? If you already have internet access then it seems silly not to take advantage of it in this way.
Get Out and Walk
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. If you don’t want to spend any money today then just get out and walk for a while. There are a number of big benefits to doing this that make it worthwhile. You get some fresh air, some exercise and maybe the chance to see something interesting or bump into some friends. Try walking to places near your home that you never usually pass. If you are going on a long walk then I would recommend taking some music or a book for a break, and a snack plus something to drink. You don’t want to get hungry or thirsty far from home and have to stop in a restaurant or café for something expensive.
Write Your Own Blog
There are many different reasons for starting up a new blog. It might be that you see it as a way to make money, to establish new relationships or to get something off your chest. However, it can also be a fantastic hobby. If there is something that particularly interests you then why not write about it? It is free if you use the likes of WordPress for your blog and you don’t need any special IT skills either. If it makes you money in the long run then that it just going to be a very nice bonus.
Do Volunteer Work
No matter where you live, there are sure to be volunteer opportunities you can look at. This type of work gives you something interesting to do while also letting you feel great about doing something worthwhile for the community.
As well as the movies, another great thing I found on YouTube was a bunch of yoga instruction videos. At first I just tried it for something different but it soon turned in the best free hobby I have ever discovered. I can now easily pass an hour or more listening to some mediation music and trying out some positions.
Have you found any amazing free hobbies you want to share?