In a valiant effort to become a more interesting person and escape the daily grind, I’m looking for some hobbies I can do on the weekend.
What are some things that you guys like to do in your spare time outside of work/study/commitments? Let’s bounce ideas off each other. 🙂
What kind of stuff are you interested in? I take pole dancing classes on the weekend and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. Have joined a book club during the week too which is fun also.
I’ve really enjoyed upping my reading in the last two years using Goodreads to track, set book goals and make wishlists. I have a friend who has taken a few cooking classes and basically turned something he has to do every day into a hobby. He said he know eats awesome food every day, is healthier and hasn’t really lost time by taking up a hobby which is probably one of the main reasons people lose interest in hobbies.
Reading using Goodreads is so great! As are book clubs! I’m a musician so I do a lot of gigs on the weekend, but I also try to see a lot as well and support local young artists 🙂 Maybe there are some cool bands you could check out? A lot of them don’t even have cover charges too which means its a pretty cheap night out!
My suggestions are also pole dancing and reading! I’ve also been getting out more on the weekend and doing things I like, like getting a cup of coffee. Not exactly a hobby-hobby, but still getting out and about.
I also crochet! I like keeping busy with my hands.
I used to do pole dancing, its great fun and great for fitness too. My hobbies now are weightlifting and I have started a bullet journal. Although I would love to increase my reading and get back into my drawing…ooh and learn a language
Ooooh I forgot to mention I’m learning sign language via an app/Youtube videos and that’s pretty awesome.
@mak_trouble891 What’s a bullet journal?
I play and coach hockey, try to learn French, run, shop…. 😉
That’s awesome @jessica how are you going with it? I started learning sign language a few years back at TAFE but never got to finish. I would love to though.
A bullet journal @kit is like a DIY craft style journal that your put together yourself. If you do a google image search a whole bunch of stuff will come up. I find it a nice way to combine my creative side with journaling and tracking.
@kit how are you learning French? I really want to learn Spanish but can’t work out the best method!
@peachy I’m learning Japanese, I find that SRS based systems work best for me. Some language apps I’d recommend would definitely be ‘duolingo’ and ‘memrise’ + an app company called ‘mindsnacks’ does a really cute app that doubles as a game (good for beginners, and I checked that they do a spanish version!) Good luck! 🙂
@mak_trouble891Oh wow what a delicious stationery-porn rabbit hole! I think that is very dangerous inspo for me though, as I am a huge Moleskine fiend and can already picture adding more! :# If you’re willing, I would love you to share some of your layouts, maybe in another thread? I can imagine the awesome mindfulness in doing it… omg I’m excited already!
@peachy I’ve been using duolingo which I find really helped me wrap my head around things rather quickly, and then I also have a textbook, huge dictionary, a couple more apps and tapes which I’ve picked up over the years. Yes, I said tapes 😀
Wow thanks for the responses everyone! I will definitely check some of these out, they sound very interesting.
@peachy i second @kit, duo lingo is great but i would be really cautious in trusting your “fluency” levels on that app, take that number with a pinch of salt. I went to south america last year for a month and when i was back duo lingo gave me a “60% fluent” notification and I was like ???. I mean, sure I did pick up a lot while i was travelling but only a year later am I able to call myself 60% fluent, if that. If you need a practice partner give us a shout, I’m always looking to improve my speaking. But yeah in terms of picking up the most high yield stuff in the shortest space of time, I would converse with a native speaker.
For sure @kit, I’d be more than happy to share. I’ll take some cool pics and post later 🙂 I tell you it’s very addictive and there is so many cool stationary accessories you can buy.
Ooo!! Moleskine! You’ll have to share too
yeah @champagnepapi I can understand that, takes a lot of work to plan and put together.
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