Did you know that on average, we spend 131 days out of the year feeling bored? That’s definitely not a good feeling, but what can we do about it?
Maybe it’s time to find a new hobby. Getting into arts and crafts is a great idea since you can express yourself and also make things for others.
Now sure which hobbies to try? We’ve got three artsy hobbies that are sure to make those boring days disappear!
1. Adult Coloring Books
Let’s start out with an easy one — adult coloring books. These are just like the coloring books of your childhood but they’re way more complex and intricate.
You’ll spend hours using any color you want to fill in detailed abstract shapes or whimsical fantasy scenes.There are so many cool coloring books on the market, you’ll struggle to pick just one.
As far as creative hobbies go, this is one of the easiest to get into. All you need is a coloring book and the best watercolor pencils to get started.
2. Embroidery and Cross Stitch
Believe it or not, embroidery or cross stitching works for both the left and right sides of your brain. You can build a picture using simple counting and grid layouts.
This hobby can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. There are plenty of easy, simple patterns you can do quickly or larger, more detailed works that will take a long time to do.
The repetitive motion is soothing and you feel accomplished when you finally put the last stitch in. Plus, you can take it with you anywhere, so it’s great in boring situations like waiting rooms.
3. Bullet Journaling
Have you heard about bullet journaling? A bullet journal is way to write important things down but in a creative way.
Starting a bullet journal is the perfect hobby for someone looking to be creative yet organized and productive. You have the freedom to make your journal about anything that you want, from tracking new health habits to making agenda pages for your planner.
You will have the satisfaction of creating a tracking system and then using it to keep on top of important things. There are plenty of online bullet journal communities and videos that you can check out to give you ideas.
Find New Artsy Hobbies to Try
You may be wondering why we would recommend choosing artsy hobbies instead of something like exercising or catching up on projects around the house. There are many benefits to trying out something artistic, including reducing stress and making you more creative and flexible in other areas of your life.
It doesn’t matter if you’re good at what you do. All that matters it that you express yourself and that you enjoy your chosen hobby.
Don’t let others’ judgment get in the way of having fun with your new hobby. You never know — you could get them to join you and they could see why you love your new hobby!
Looking for other hobbies to try or ways to beat boredom? Check out our other self improvement articles and never stop learning!