With summer in full swing, now is the time to make the most of your vacations and to pick up something new to love. If you’re interested in finding a new hobby that you can enjoy to stay fit, meet new people, or just do something different. Keep reading for my top 3 tips for finding a summer hobby you love.
- Think About What You Want From It?
What’s your goal? Do you want to be more social and to meet some new people? Do you want to improve your fitness, or learn a new skill? There are so many different things you could pick up this summer, it can be almost overwhelming to get started thinking about it. Do your friends do any hobbies that you feel you can give a go for a day or two with them? I find the best way to figure out if something is for you, is to jump right in. If you’re looking for a hobby that will help boost your fitness, why not try badminton? All you need is a set of Yonex Badminton Rackets, a shuttlecock and a friend, and you’re good to go.
2. Do You Want Something You Can Do All Year?
There are certain hobbies that lend more to certain times of year, since as rugby and tennis. Think about what your schedule is like – are you only going to have the free time during the summer holidays? Or is there a hobby that you can do after you’ve tucked the kids into bed? If you’re looking for something that you can do the entire year, why not consider something like learning a language, ice skating, cycling, or look at ways you can turn your outdoor summer hobby into an indoor hobby when the weather turns sour. With badminton, for example, you can find an indoor badminton court and enjoy it no matter what’s going on outside. Deciding whether you want a summer only hobby or something you can do no matter the weather will help narrow down what will be a good fit for you.
3. What are Your Friends Doing?
Finding something your friends love is a great way to help you be more accountable with your new hobby. Have you ever joined a course or signed up for a gym membership only to go a few times and then taper off? It can be hard to keep up the momentum, so for that reason I suggest finding something your friends are doing and enjoying it with them. You’ll have built in accountability because they’ll check on you to see if you’re there and going, which will make it easier for you to stick to your goals. If you don’t have any friends doing the hobby you want to pursue, why not make a friend?
Finding a summer hobby you can enjoy can be such a fun way to pass your holidays. Hopefully these tips inspire you to pick up a new sport or hobby.