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Exploring the Unknown: 10 New Hobbies to Try in 2021

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New year, new hobby!

We all love to reinvent ourselves in the New Year. It represents a psychological refresh, so it’s no surprise that people often take up new hobbies with the turn of the year.

Whether you’re stuck for ideas or just want another string to your bow, here are ten new hobbies to try in 2021.

1. Baking

Baking is truly a hobby for anyone—even kids can have fun in the kitchen! With low start-up costs and a plethora of guides for all skill levels online, learning to bake couldn’t be more accessible in 2021.

2. Textiles

Whether you love the joy of creating something with a practical use or are on the hunt for a chill, meditative activity, textile hobbies like sewing and knitting could be perfect for you.

3. Walking

We spend too much time vilifying exercise and not enough time doing what our bodies are meant to do. Walking is a perfect way to get back in touch with your outdoor side and breath the open air.

4. Photography

If you’re going to get out in the open air, why not take a camera with you?

Photography is easy to learn and difficult to master, but getting that perfect shot and sharing it with others is always a joy.

5. Coding

Looking for a practical hobby that could even lead to a change of career? Learning to code gives you a hyper-relevant skill for 2021, and it’s a huge field that always offers more to learn.

6. Gambling

Responsible gambling can be an emotional rollercoaster of a good time, offering the thrill of victory you won’t get with many hobbies. It’s easy to get started, too—just sign up on the likes of and you’re away.

7. The Arts

Whether it’s writing, painting, sculpting, or some other form of creative art, there’s no joy like creating something you’re proud of.

Many creative hobbies also suit a shoestring budget and don’t take up much space at the entry level, either. That means you can slot them seamlessly into your life.

8. Blogging

If you’re always having conversations with yourself, why not put them out into the world instead?

A blog can be a great way to work through pent-up thoughts and feelings. It can also dovetail with any of the other hobbies on this list, as hobbies make a fantastic subject for a blog.

9. Gaming

There’s never been a better time to be a gamer. The gaming industry is huge and diverse, with something for everyone—from the thrill-seeker to the leisure gamer. You can also play games on everything from your phone or tablet to a console or gaming PC, so it works for every budget.

10. DIY

DIY is a real twofer—a hobby that also improves your living space.

Sure, there’s a bit more at stake when you’re starting down the DIY route, but the end result could transform your house into your dream home. That has to be worth a try, right?

New Hobbies to Try in a New Year

A new year always brings change and opportunity and it could mean a few new hobbies to try, too. Who knows? You might discover a lifelong passion.

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