Do you often think you live a plain, monotonous life? You wake up, get ready, go to work or get into the kitchen and prepare breakfast, lunch or dinner, then get back, to sleep and the cycle goes on. Where is the fun here? Do you even have time for yourself or to do what you like?
Hobbies are a great way to keep ourselves busy. Trying to learn new things is better than spending time doing nothing, especially for women who feel that they have lost their hobbies or interest because of work and home responsibilities and should try out some new hobbies to keep themselves busy while learning a new skill set.
Here is a list of hobbies for women that you could take up at different ages. But first, let’s know the benefits of taking up a hobby.
Benefits of Picking Up a Hobby
When you get free from all the work, the first thought that comes into mind is to relax. Even on weekends, people prefer relaxing and watching television.
A thought might somewhere keep on bugging you that whatever you are doing is not productive. So here is why you should get yourself a hobby:
- Helps you release stress
- Helps you take a break from your daily schedule by indulging yourself in a hobby.
- You look forward to facing new challenges as well as getting new experiences in the process of learning a new hobby.
- Helps you find out what you are good at and explore some hidden talents.
- Helps you be more creative, which in turn makes you more efficient at work.
- If you are good at any hobby, you could make sales and earn money through it as well.
- When you feel you do not have anything to do after getting retired, picking up a hobby can help you get out of the boredom.
- Having a hobby is the best way to stop you from wasting time.
- Improves your memory, self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Hobbies keep you healthy – physically and mentally and help you get good sleep.
- Helps you get social and meet new people.
- Makes you more of an interesting person.
- Hobbies help you in being more patient.
- When you learn a new skill set, it increases your knowledge level.
All in all, hobbies help with your personal growth and development.
While picking up a hobby, age doesn’t matter. You could pick up a hobby at any age and hence keep gaining knowledge as well as keep on getting better at what you are doing.
When you select a hobby, it is preferred that you go for a hobby that is either challenging for you or is your strength. For example, if you have good creative skills, then going for a hobby like painting is more preferred, or if you have a fear of heights, then hobbies like mountain climbing will help you overcome your fear.
Apart from this essential thing while choosing a hobby is to find a hobby that could take away your stress. For example, getting a pet can be considered as a stressbuster hobby as playing with your fluffy friend would be great stress releasing therapy.
Hobbies for Women in their 20s
Find your dancing shoes
There isn’t any better thing than learning dance. It is one of the best therapy to release your stress. You can join any Zumba classes or find a YouTube video to learn the dance from your favorite song. You could join a class where they teach different dance styles and then hold a show as well. This can help in releasing stress as well as keeping you fit.
Lights, Camera, Action!
You can join a theatre/drama class and can reminisce about the time when you acted for a class drama at school. These classes take in beginners and teach them all the basics of a drama. If you love acting, then this is the best option for you. After finishing up a piece of drama, these classes hold shows where you can show-off your acting skills.
Ready, Set, Run!
If you start from scratch and run or jog for an hour and then gradually increase your speed as well as time, then you can join an athlete club and run in marathons. What’s better? You can also earn while you run! Running will keep you healthy and stressfree.
Dive in the pool
The best way to kill the heat while learning a new hobby is to swim. It is said that if you swim, then you don’t need other exercise schedules. Swimming is fun, keeps you healthy, and release your stress. You can join any swimming class, be it near your house or at any sports club. It comes with options like water aerobics and water Zumba, which is an add-on skill with swimming!
If you live near mountains then what could be better than going for a hike? You can even join classes where they teach you the basics of hiking and take you to various hiking sites.
Hobbies for Women in their 30s
Paint it out
If you feel that you could be artsy, then join a sketching/painting class. They teach you everything from scratch from brush strokes to portraits. Master this skill, and then you could even start a little store where you could sell your paintings.
Learn how to sing
If you think that you have the voice which can be polished so that you could become a better singer then join a class and learn this skill set. You could also start a YouTube channel where you can sing cover songs and get views and feedback!
Get yourself a nice camera and join a photography class. Go out and click some amazing photos. Impress your friends by clicking some of their aesthetic photos.
What is better than yoga to keep your mind peaceful and release stress? Join a yoga class near your house or watch a YouTube tutorial at home and relax your mind and keep yourself fit.
Get a new instrument
Learn how to play a new instrument. Join a class where you could learn to play instruments, or it could be made easier if you try an learn through videos. You could also hire a teacher who could come to your place and teach you instruments.
Hobbies for Women in their 40s
The best way to do something productive and gain knowledge is through reading books. Buy books that are suitable for your taste and engross yourself in them. Sit in your balcony, sip your tea/coffee and read books.
Learn a new language
If you want to pick up on a new hobby, then learning a new language is one of the best options. With different applications provided on as well as videos, learning language becomes easier, and it keeps you busy.
Enhance your baking skills by joining a baking class where they teach different recipes that you can learn and try at home. Baking is a stress buster activity for some women. With learning how to bake, you can bake some scrumptious food and desserts for your family.
Blogging and Writing
You can also indulge yourself in starting your blog or writing a novel or something like that. You can start a blog about anything that you are good at — for example – sharing some new recipes with your readers and so on. With so much free time at your hand, you can also let your imagination run wild and start writing a book.
If you feel you are artsy but are not interested in painting big portraits, then you should join calligraphy classes and learn to write beautiful letters. This skill set will help get creative with your gifts to give it to your friends.
Hobbies for women in their 50s
One fun way to keep yourself busy is by arranging flowers. You can join classes to learn this Japanese skill of sequentially put flowers in a bunch and, by that, make your house look pretty.
If you don’t know what to do and winters are nearing, you can learn how to knit and make some warm sweaters and scarves for your family to keep them warm.
If you do not have a tight pocket, then you can buy a nice telescope and stargaze! There isn’t any hobby like stargazing. It is peaceful, and you would be awestruck by the universe’s show!
Something more interesting that you can learn is tarot card reading. Connect with the universe, find answers for yourself as well as for your close ones.
If you are interested in making things out of wood, then buy some logs, do some research and get yourself to make small furniture or home décor stuff out of wood. It is the best way to keep yourself busy while making things to enhance the look of your home!
Hobbies for women in their 60s
If you want a more physical way of keeping your memories closer, then you should try out assembling all your favorite memories and events into a scrapbook. Not many people these days maintain scrapbooks and rather prefer to post photos on social media, whereas you can get a little creative with your scrapbook and keep it safe with you to cherish the memories anytime you want to.
Enhance your cooking skills by taking some classes and impress your friends and family by trying new cuisines daily. You would not get bored as well as your family would get to eat something delicious and different every day!
A perfect way to keep yourself busy and not let your creativity get rusted, Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding, which is a very reasonable activity to indulge yourself in. It helps in maintaining your manual dexterity.
If you are bored with buying jewelry from the stores, then get yourself some jewelry stuff and make your own ‘bling-bling’ at home. You can also put them on sale and earn little in return for your creativity.
Solve a puzzle
Solving a puzzle can turn out to be the most satisfying activity to do that can kill boredom and keep you busy. Puzzles come in different complexity from those take an hour two to solve to those where you would have to keep on fitting the pieces for weeks.
It is necessary to take a break from your hectic daily schedule and give time to yourself to do things that make you happy.
Hobbies are supposed to be those activities that you like doing and those activities that can help you release your stress from everyday life.
It is also not necessary to have one single hobby that helps you get refreshed. You can always choose from different activities that interest you.
Try out these different hobbies for women of every age and find one or more which interests you, and work on them.