There are lots of hobbies you can enjoy both indoors and outdoors. Of course, outdoor hobbies are much more exciting and interesting when the weather is warmer. Springtime is the perfect time of year to start new hobbies. This comes from an ancient, centuries-old tradition from pagan times, where spring was thought to be a season of rebirth and renewal. If you’re looking to start something new, now’s the time.
Here are some fun hobbies to start this spring!
- Gardening. Probably one of the most common, classic and easy hobbies to start in the springtime is gardening. Not only does gardening have a huge benefit for your mental and physical health, but it’s also the best thing to do in spring because this is the season where flowers bloom. Of course, you’ll want to make sure you get all your supplies in order, such as trowels, shovels, shears and more. But, you’ll also want to go a step beyond the basic gardening supplies and also think about what else you’ll need. Instead of wearing typical metal or diamond jewelry, you’ll want to swap it out for something alternative, such as a set of silicone rings. Try to wear an apron or clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Otherwise, your new hobby might phase out as soon as you start it.
- Bird watching. Bird watching can be a fun and unique hobby to start up in the springtime! Since spring is when livestock is born and eggs hatch, spring is a great time to start looking out for birds of all different kinds. Grab a pair of binoculars and get out there! Whether you simply just look for different types of birds or you create a checklist to track, the choice is yours. Either way, you’ll have a lot of fun just trying to look for birds and watch how they behave in their natural habitats.
- Rock climbing. Rock climbing is another hobby that is great to start in the springtime. Whether you join an indoor gym or start visiting local parks to practice, it’s not only a fun activity but also a great workout. Get the right workout accessories you’ll need, and then get to climbing! Once you’ve learned the basics of how to climb safely, you can start to climb more exhilarating places, such as national parks or even waterfalls. For many people, rock climbing is a major workout that targets all areas of the body, plus gives the best adrenaline rush at the end. This might not be the best hobby to start if you’re afraid of heights, though. Too high up and you could potentially get vertigo.
- Photography. Have you ever considered learning photography, but weren’t sure when was the right time? Why not this spring? Spring provides some of the best natural backdrops. Once the rain showers subside, you could have lots of great weather to get out there and snap some pictures. You can learn a lot of the basics of photography without needing to leave your home, and use your phone’s camera to take pictures and practice what you’ve learned until you get yourself a professional one. It’s a great option, perfect for many who are interested in expressing a creative side but also like something that includes reasoning and planning.
- Hiking. Hiking is a fun hobby to start in the spring, for sure. While you might have some issues with mud on the ground from all the rain, you will also have a fun time in the warm temperatures and sunshine. Take your time on the trails, taking in how beautiful the natural scenery is. There’s no need to rush; you’ll get to the top or the end of the trail eventually. Even if you hike the same trails weekly, taking your time when you do will give you an opportunity to find something fresh and unique every time you go out there.
- Tennis. Another exercise activity, tennis is a great hobby to start in the spring. Learning the basics and mastering your technique during the cooler months of spring will ensure that you keep the hobby up even in the summer when the temperatures are much warmer. You won’t be overheated and, instead, can focus on really learning how to play the sport. It’s fun to learn individually or play with friends! Make it a weekly event to enjoy together, or plan out the days and times you’ll enjoy the sport during the season.
- Hand lettering. Hand lettering is the art of penmanship. Using brush markers and pens with different tip shapes and sizes, you can create beautiful calligraphy without a fountain pen. It’s a hobby that takes time to master, but spring can be the perfect time to start. Who knows? You might just be so good that you can start a side hustle with your hand lettering technique! You can create custom notecards, address envelopes or decorate unique gifts for friends and family, all simply by learning the hobby of hand lettering. Even if you decide not to do anything for profit with your hobby, it’ll still be a great way to relieve stress and create something beautiful.
- Reading. While many adults like to read, not many make it a hobby. Hobbies are things you commit to completing or doing consistently. If you’re interested in reading as a hobby, sit down and decide what genre you want to read most. Is it romance? Maybe it’s historical non-fiction. Or, maybe it’s self-help books. Reading as a hobby is best when you set a goal to read a total number of books in a month, year or even a season.
Spring is the time to start something new. That’s why so many people start hobbies during the springtime! If you’re looking to start a fun hobby this spring, remember that hobbies are built off consistency. No matter what activities you start this season, try to stick to them. They won’t become hobbies otherwise!