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After two years of doing the same things all the time, you might want to try something new. After all, humans are made to do more than binge-watch. Office again and again).

Choosing a new hobby is a great way to change something new in your life. The best part about hobbies is that you can decide how you want to do it. Whether you want to do it once a month or once a week is up to you. You can bring friends or try it alone. The purpose of a hobby is to do something outside of your usual life. If you’re the type of person looking to try something new, here are eight hobbies with varying skills and resources that you should try this year.

Hiking

One of the best things you can do for yourself is get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Hiking is the perfect hobby to take up if you’re trying to spend more time in nature. You can start simple and ride flat trails, or you can train for an uphill battle. It’s also a great way to see some of the most beautiful sights in the world, in places like the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone. And, it’s a great hobby to try with a friend!

Upcycling

Upcycling, or creative reuse, is simply the process of transforming unwanted materials into new, more valuable materials. The hobby has grown in popularity over the past few years as it has a positive impact on the environment. Take a stroll through your local thrift store to find items or clothes that you can turn into something new.

Logging

Keeping a journal is a great way to process all the thoughts that run through your head. Taking a few minutes each day to choose a thought and explain it can completely change your outlook. Or, if you need inspiration to get the creative words flowing, try working on a journal guest book. You might discover something new and exciting about yourself!

learn an instrument

Learning an instrument takes a bit of discipline, but it can also be a lot of fun. And the best part is that there are plenty of instruments to choose from! Can’t master a guitar? Try a trombone or the drums or the flute. There are many resources online to help you get started. Make 2022 the year you became a rock star!

Paint

Painting is a quiet hobby that lets your creativity run wild. You can paint on canvas, book, wall using watercolors, oils, acrylics. And you can paint anything you can think of, from trees to faces to dreams. This artistic hobby is a great outlet for anyone looking to get creative.

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Baking/Pastry

Honestly, who doesn’t love The Baking Friend? Everyone benefits from sweet treats and delicious meals. Enter the kitchen and do something new and exciting. Or, if you’re more of a rule follower, pick up a new cookbook and try making a new meal every week. There are endless possibilities in the kitchen.

Volunteering

This hobby is one of the best because it always helps someone else. You may have a cause you’re passionate about, but you may not know what you can do to help. Do some research and see how you can volunteer. Or make it a goal to spend one weekend a month volunteering for different causes. Food banks, clothing donation centers, homeless shelters and many more could always use more volunteers. Gather a group of friends and start serving your community.

DIY projects

We currently live in a time where you can get anything you want with a click of a button. Someone else builds it and brings it to your house. While there’s nothing wrong with that, there’s a deep joy in creating something on our own – after all, we were created from the best Creator. Building your own furniture or making your own clothes allows you to connect with God in a whole new way.