8 TRADITIONAL HOBBIES YOU CAN LEARN BUT FAIL TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP

Doing the same thing over and over for more than a decade can get you boring and frustrated. No one is conditioned by birth to stick to one career or occupation for life when there are so many things to learn and try. You can never tell how learning a new thing can transform your life and become and persona.

According to a friend, “Life without a hobby (and interest) is like food without salt”. It is a hobby which makes living interesting. It is a pursuit outside one’s regular work. A hobby or an interest in something gives one joy and pleasure; one does not get tired of it. It is a pastime, relaxation and leisure. In this way, while one is learning something, he is also making best use of his or her time.

Turning your passion into your next income generating source is something you can employ as you work full time or part-time in your current job. Find which of the following you can try as a part time hobby and wait to develop your hobby into full brown business.

1. CONSIDER GARDENING AS A HOBBY

Gardening is the practice of growing and cultivating plants as part of horticulture. In gardens, ornamental plants are often grown for their flowers, foliage, or overall appearance; useful plants, such as root vegetables, leaf vegetables, fruits, and herbs, are grown for consumption, for use as dyes, or for medicinal or cosmetic use. Gardening is considered by many people to be a relaxing activity.

Gardening ranges in scale from fruit orchards, to long boulevard plantings with one or more different types of shrubs, trees, and herbaceous plants, to residential yards including lawns and foundation plantings, to plants in large or small containers grown inside or outside. Gardening may be very specialized, with only one type of plant grown, or involve a large number of different plants in mixed plantings. It involves an active participation in the growing of plants, and tends to be labor-intensive, which differentiates it from farming or forestry. (Wikipedia)

Check what experts identified as the benefits of gardening

  • It’s basically free therapy.
  • Think about it — soaking up the vitamin D, getting out your anger by breaking up the soil, and resting in the peaceful presence of your plant babies. Is there anything better? It’s the perfect activity for people who need to lift their spirits or just want to create their own natural sanctuary.
  • While gardening’s not an intense activity, it does give you the opportunity to get out there and sweat a bit, not to mention all the fresh, nutritious vegetables you’ll have readily available!
  • It’s a great way to beautify your immediate surroundings.
  • The best kind of beauty is always natural beauty. I mean, have you SEEN plants? Nothing can match the charm of a flower, or the uplifting green of a thriving leaf. And, since gardening can be done anywhere, it’s perfect for drab, unused spaces that need sprucing up.
  • It’s a great way to save money.
  • For the same price of a couple of tomatoes, you can buy a packet of seeds and grow dozens of tomatoes per plant. It’s crazy how many fruits or veggies a single plant can produce. In fact, it’s the best return on investment I can think of.
  • It makes a difference for the environment (even more than you think).
  • Of course, the more plants we propagate, the more greenhouse gas we can eliminate from the atmosphere, but beyond that, the less we rely on out-of-state and foreign produce, the fewer fossil fuels we consume. It takes a staggering amount of energy — much of it unsustainable — to industrially sow, propagate, harvest, preserve, and transport fresh produce on the massive scale we do today. Compare that to the near-invisible carbon footprint of a backyard garden, and it’s clear that the world would be better off if more people relied on their own gardens for produce.
  • You’ll never get bored.
  • There’s always something new to do in a garden. Each season brings its own tasks and opportunities: Starting seeds in late winter and early spring, sowing in late spring and early summer, weeding, watering, and fertilizing in summer, harvesting in late summer and fall, and starting all over again by planning over the winter. You can even branch out into activities such as plant breeding or competition.
  • It’s surprisingly creative.
  • Sure, the care of plants is rooted in science, but there are endless ways to make it an art. Create a decorative fairy garden, or grow a canopy from sunflowers and morning glory. Play with an infinite combination of shapes and colors for stunning beds, beautiful bouquets, and culinary creations.

2. CONSIDER WRITING AND BLOGGING AS A HOBBY

Even though writing is a passion turns hobby to some many people like me, you can learn to develop the habit of writing. You can do so also by learning how to write down things that give you so much worry and engage your attention every day in your society, community, county, region, country or the world. What do you see in society that you think you can correct and make your voice heard no matter how small?

Write every idea that comes to mind down without trying to become overnight writer. You learn the rudiments of writing through practice. It would interest you to know that many successful writers and authors today didn’t take English as a course of discipline in the university. But through their passion to address issues they see needed attention, ended up becoming writers. So, you don’t need to worry so much about grammar, faulty sentences, lexis and structures, mechanical accuracy of what you write etcnpin. Luckily, there are software that can help you overcome this hurdle. Microsoft Word and other open source applications have embed dictionary that help you kick start your writing.

You can follow the step below if you want to start with blogging:

1. Choose something you’re passionate about

Whether you choose to write about a hobby you’ve had all your life or you want to start a blog that chronicles your experiences with something new, you should definitely choose a topic you care about.

Don’t worry about finding an audience right away or picking something a lot of people will be interested in. Sometimes a smaller, more passionate audience is better.

Just make sure your hobby blog is about something you can write a lot about. It’s even better if you end up being one of the only people writing about that topic or can offer a new perspective on it.

2. Create regular content

So many people start a blog and then lose all their momentum within a month or two. If you choose a topic you care about, the hope is that you’ll have a lot to say about it.

Creating regular, original content is really the best way to get noticed: the more you have out there, the better chance you have of people finding your site. Also, feel free to share other people’s content if it inspires you and is relevant to your blog. Just be sure to cite their work correctly.

3. Stay focused and encourage reader response

Maintaining a niche blog means you have to find your voice and stay focused on the topic you picked to write about. It’s so easy to get burnt out and discouraged after you’ve been blogging for a while. You can avoid feeling that way by getting your readers involved, trying new styles of writing, or setting your hand to creating some other type of content such as video or picture tutorials.

Finding an audience for your hobby blog

Once your blog is established and you’re into the swing of creating content and sharing your discoveries, it’s time to find your audience. Having active readers is a sure-fire way to keep yourself motivated, build your blog, and make it even better, as well as learn more about your hobby from others.

Social media is of course a great place to share your blog posts and start conversations with people who enjoy the same hobby. You can also find readers by being active on other hobby blogs and sites that are similar to yours. The best way to build an audience is to encourage dialogue, respond to comments, and just embrace the activity you love.

No matter what topic you choose, whether it’s knitting or hunting, you can find an online audience for it. So long as you choose something you’re passionate and knowledgeable about (there’s a reason they say you should write what you know), and you can offer a new perspective on your hobby, you can create an interesting and rewarding blog.

Sharing your hobby and your experiences is a great way to find other people with the same interests. From there, you can build a community, help and encourage one another, and get more out of your hobby.

3. CONSIDER PAINTING AS A HOBBY

What about painting? You can learn how to paint by visiting a professional painter to learn about architecture of paints and how to mix paint before applying to the various surfaces.

In the actual fact, a friend who became a professional painter by chance told me “he learn how to paint as a result of necessity”. He’s now one of the most sought after when it comes to painting. Don’t be discouraged you can also learn anything irrespective of your age. Don’t allow age to discourage you at all.

4. CONSIDER TYPING AS A HOBBY

Typing is all about the idea that each finger has its own area on the keyboard. Thanks to that fact you can type without looking at the keys. Practice regularly and your fingers will learn their location on the keyboard through muscle memo

If you want to start on a good note you can start with Mavis Beacon software, where the software would teach you the basic keys such as asdf;jkl; This time I type without looking at the key board because I know where the keys are situated on the keyboard. Follow the following sitting to start your private typing lesson

  • Sitting posture for typing
  • Sit straight and remember to keep your back straight.
  • Keep your elbows bent at the right angle.
  • Face the screen with your head slightly tilted forward.
  • Keep at least 45 – 70 cm of distance between your eyes and the screen.
  • Еxpose the shoulder, arm, and wrist muscles to the least possible strain. The wrists can touch the tabletop in front of the keyboard. Never shift your body weight to the wrists by resting on them.
  • Curve your fingers a little and put them on the ASDF and JKL; keys which are located in the middle row of the letter keys. This row is called HOME ROW because you always start from these keys and always return to them
  • F and J keys under your index fingers should have a raised line on them to aide in finding these keys without looking.

Hit keys only with the fingers for which they have been reserved.

  • Always return to the starting position of the fingers “ASDF – JKL;”.
  • When typing, imagine the location of the symbol on the keyboard.
  • Establish and maintain a rhythm while typing. Your keystrokes should come at equal intervals.
  • The SHIFT key is always pressed by the pinky finger opposite to the one hitting the other key.
  • Use the thumb of whichever hand is more convenient for you to press the Space bar.
  • This method may seem inconvenient at first, but do not stop, eventually you’ll find out that you are typing quickly, easily and conveniently.
  • Limit your hand and finger movement only to what is necessary to press a specific key. Keep your hands and fingers close to the base position. This improves typing speed and reduces stress on the hands.

Pay attention to ring fingers and little fingers, since they are considerably underdeveloped.

Don’t worry about the number of words per minute (WPM) .Do not rush when you just started learning? Speed up only when your fingers hit the right keys out of habit. Take your time when typing to avoid mistakes. The speed will pick up as you progress. Always scan the text, a word or two in advance.

Take a break if you feel that you get distracted easily and are making a lot of mistakes. It is more productive to come back when you feel refreshed.

5. CONSIDER COOKING AS A HOBBY

Learning to cook is one of the most enjoyable and easy to get into hobbies. A perfect cooking hobbyist is anybody who enjoys eating and likes to experiment with new and creative flavors. Getting started can be very fast and simple, and improving your cooking skills is a terrific investment of your time.

Learning to cook is one of the most enjoyable and easy to get into hobbies. A perfect cooking hobbyist is anybody who enjoys eating and likes to experiment with new and creative flavors. Getting started can be very fast and simple, and improving your cooking skills is a terrific investment of your time.

Cooking is an interesting hobby for many reasons. Getting to know the basics of cooking can be a great way to eat healthy. Cooking at home is more economical than eating out. Then there is the joy of cooking for your friends and family, trying new recipes and even coming up with your own. When you get a good foundation, and discover a passion for cooking, you could even consider a highly lucrative career as a chef or start your own business as a caterer.

When we talk about cooking as a hobby, we mean learning all about cooking, types of cooking involved, how to shop for the ingredients, the utensils and supplies you need and actually doing everything from scratch. Cooking is a very useful hobby and today, it has evolved to such an extent that there is plenty of scope for creativity.

Getting started with cooking is not difficult as almost every one of us has a kitchen at home. Do not worry if your kitchen is not equipped with high-tech expensive equipment. You can always add to your kitchen in stages, as you learn more about cooking. Let us look at how you can learn to cook and what resources are available.

Most people learn the rudiments of cooking from their mothers or cooks. Apart from this, there are lots of resources out there for the aspiring chef. You can learn from books, like many people. There are videos of recipes to try. Most cook books include appendices and a glossary that help you trace what you are looking for. Almost all cook books come with basic tips and techniques that you can learn from.

One of the best ways to enjoy cooking as a hobby is through trial and error. It also makes sense to learn basic skills and get used to handling the ingredients and knowing how to prepare your food. As you try more and more recipes, your confidence will grow, along with your skills. You could also opt to enroll for cooking classes in your neighborhood where they teach you the basic techniques and simple recipes. You can enhance this by joining online cooking forums and networks where a lot of interaction takes place, helping you gain valuable information.

6. CONSIDER PHOTOGRAPHY AS A HOBBY

Do you get attracted to nice and beautiful pictures? What about taking those pictures yourself about interesting and amazing things you come across in life? You don’t need formal education to be a photographer. A local photographer became an international star when he takes delight in taking pictures of all historical sites in his countryside and uploading them to Instagram and Pinterest.

7. CONSIDER DRESSMAKING AS A HOBBY

You can also learn how to design beautiful dresses and make people happy. If you are people person, people would continue to come to you for one thing or the other about their dresses.

8. CONSIDER BAKING AS A HOBBY

Try baking as hobby and you would love it. People love their fresh bread and want it from a reliable source. Who knows? You could be the one who supplies bread to the who community

8 hobbies to pick from or identify your interest with. There are so many hobbies you can develop. Don’t waste time trying to be perfect. There’s no better time than now. Start your hobby now and you would live to enjoy it.

Enjoy your Sunday and see you again on Tuesday

Scout Linsky

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