4 Hobbies You Need To Try This Year

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Are you looking for a new hobby this year? Having a hobby is an excellent way of keeping the mind active, forging new pathways in the brain, and giving you something you can do to release stress and enjoy daily.

The beauty of hobbies is that they can be anything and everything you want. There is no limit as to what constitutes a hobby; it is simply that you need to be enjoying it, and it's something you can get stuck into.

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Tabletop Games

Tabletop games are games that, yes, you guessed it, are played on a flat surface or table. This covers things like card games and board games, as well as tile games and miniature wargames.

Tabletop games can give you a chance to be creative and use your critical thinking skills to help you win. Card games and board games are inherently different, and if you're new to both, it can be a good idea to experiment with each one, to find what you prefer. From classic board games such as Monopoly and the Game of Life to card games such as Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, and Arkham Horror, there are many choices of gameplay and style for you to try out to see what happens. Once you find something you love, you can join in with other players, find communities, and create your own printable MTG proxies to play with, too.


Walking is the exercise for 2024. The humble walk has long been pushed aside for other more strenuous activities, but this year, more people are encouraged to go out more, walk, and boost their steps. FYI, 10,000 steps per day is only beneficial if you can easily achieve it; if not, start by adding 1,000 steps and taking them from there.

From taking a short stroll around your neighborhood to going on scenic routes, hikes, and even walking holidays, there are plenty of ways you can breathe life into this fundamental movement. Suppose you are not able to walk outdoors for long periods. In that case, you can use indoor tools such as walking pads, treadmills, and walking workouts via YouTube to help you hit your step goals and partake in this highly beneficial activity.


Cooking has become increasingly popular in recent years, and social media is awash with ordinary people mastering the craft and whipping up some outstanding dishes. No longer is booking limited or qualified chefs; anyone and everyone can learn some kitchen skills and create delicious food. From sweet treats and desserts to fine dining options, home-cooked comfort foods, and even slow cooker recipes, everyone can make; the choice is yours. But if you want a hobby that will give you useful skills and allow you to sample the results of your hard work, then get in the kitchen and see what you're capable of.


Up there with cooking influencers and foodie accounts on social media is the rise of the DIYers and home improvement accounts. Again, everyday people are choosing to update their homes and create wonderfully unique spaces to live in while trying their hand at DIY.

DIY can be as small or as extensive as you like, and if you are a complete newbie, it's worth starting with smaller jobs and building your skills before you take on some of the more extensive hacks and updates (IKEA hacks, we are talking about you here). Challenge yourself, learn some new skills, and turn your home into a space that you can be proud of and enjoy, all while keeping yourself busy.


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