It is best to pursue a hobby of meeting new people, reducing stress, and building confidence – research from San Francisco State University says it can even improve your work performance. While some hobbies filter your wallet, you can try it for free. Here are some of our favorites.
Learn to Play a Tool
Music lessons are expensive and can cost up to 30 an hour to learn some instruments. But because of the YouTube, you can learn for free in the comfort of your own home. All you need is a tool and a little patience, you will be a music maestro in no time. If you want to be the next Jimi Hendrix, check out GuitarLessons.com YouTube Channel. Or, for a little more ambiguity, try learning how to play the Tin Whistle Lord of the Rings for the ultimate party trick.
Looking for Prey
Forging is a fun way to get out of nature and can also be a good money saver. From finding elderflower to adding a twist to your cocktails, to looking for wild garlic to make your own pesto, there are plenty of foods to pick up – all for free. See the Woodland Trust guidelines for more information on where to start.
Learn a Language
If you want to travel, or want to get your CV in bulk, learning a language is a great hobby. If your GCSE French days are behind you and you do not avoid a private tutor, you can take advantage of the numerous free resources online. Duolingo is an application that allows you to learn languages like Spanish, Italian and Swahili without spending a single penny. In addition, the courses include mini-games, where you can score points and get the right answers, so it’s fun.
Fancy challenge? Learning web design is for you. This is a great way to test your mind and occupy your spare time, and it can be a great money-spinner. By taking free courses online, you will learn the basics like layouts, HTML and CSS, which will lead to creating websites for friends and families for extra pocket money, or you can start your own business by creating a website. Or, if you have always dreamed of creating an app, you can go to Shaw Academy and take advantage of their mobile development course, where you will learn how to code, develop your application idea and much more. Who knows, the next money-making Candy Crush or Angry Birds might be right up your sleeve!
Volunteering with your local charity is the best way to get involved in something you love. You can do anything from working at your favorite museum to channeling your inner Gordon Ramsay as a volunteer chef. You can also treat some adorable dogs, teach the kids a new game or join the choir. Visit do-it.org.uk to find volunteer opportunities near you.
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