Searching for a new hobby or passion to make life more exciting? Or do you have a hobby you’ve always wanted to try but haven’t yet? Then it’s time to get started!
Finding something you’re passionate about makes life more exciting. It’s also a way to get out of your comfort zone and try something new.
Perhaps you feel like you’re in a rut recently. There are so many ways to make your life exactly what you want it to be. Your rut is finally over because we’ve got some amazing hobbies for you to try this year.
The best part of this post is that we have so many ideas for you. You can do these by yourself or with other people. Try as many of these as you want and start living your best life.
This blog post is all about the hobbies you should try in 2023.
Starting a blog was one of the best decisions we made. The great thing about starting a blog is that you can write about your passions. Whether it’s a general lifestyle blog or a more specified niche, there is a topic for everyone.
Additionally, blogging helps improve your writing skills and is a fun way to connect with people who share similar interests.
Reading is the perfect hobby for relaxing. There are so many different genres in fiction and nonfiction that anyone should be able to find a book that they love.
You don’t have to be Monet or Manet to take up painting as a hobby. Painting is a great way to clear your head and allow for creativity. If you don’t feel comfortable paining on your own yet, consider signing up for classes. There are many styles of painting to try.
Want to be more active? Then running might be for you. Start out slow and then build up your speed and distance. You can even make it a goal to participate in races, whether it’s for fun or serious competition.
Yoga is for people who want to exercise and relax at the same time. Yoga helps stretch out your muscles and feel great. Usually, there’s also a meditation component. The great thing about yoga is that you can take classes or try poses from your living room.
Like painting, you don’t have to be a top artist to start drawing. Have fun with it and draw what makes you happy. You can even carry around a sketch book with you wherever you go.
Cooking is a hobby that’s both creative and practical. Start with simple dishes and then start creating your own recipes. The better you get, the happier the people around you will be. For some inspiration, start with quick seasonal recipes. And for cooking tips, watch some culinary themed television.
While cooking is an art, baking is a science. Baking requires more precision than cooking and allows for less freedom. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it and put your own spin on things. Baking (and then decorating) is a great hobby for those who want to create beautiful treats.
9. Rock Climbing
For those who want to stay active and build up upper body strength, consider joining a rock climbing gym. There are many levels to choose from, so if you haven’t tried before, no worries, try a beginner wall.
Dancing is one of our favorite ways to get exercise. There are so many styles of dance to choose from, including traditional ballroom, fun swing, romantic salsa and modern hip hop. You can go dancing with friends or sign up for classes.
Getting outdoors is a nice treat when there’s good weather. But hiking can be done all year long. Enjoy flowers in the spring, clear days in the summer, foliage in the fall and peaceful quiet in the winter. If there are trails nearby, take advantage of them.
Outdoor swimming on warm days and indoor swimming when it’s chilly outside. Swimming is a relaxing hobby or a competitive sport. You decide based on what you want to get out of it. For us, swimming is a way to enjoy the outdoors and cool off during the summer.
13. Learning a Musical Instrument
Have you always wanted to play an instrument? Or maybe you played when as a kid and want to pick it back up? Now is the time to start. Online courses are easily available. If you want to check out your local music store, they probably offer classes too.
Writing down your thoughts can be helpful for reflection. If you’re interested in journaling, there are many online prompts to help get you started. Or simply write about your current thoughts and feelings.
Journaling has become popular in recent years because it’s a proven way to destress and clear your head.
15. Creative Writing
Like journaling, creative writing helps you destress, but with a creative twist. Put your thoughts and feeling into your story.
Creative writing can be done in different forms and for different reasons. You don’t have to want to get published to try creative writing. It can be a career, an outlet or simply for fun.
Do you love watching show like Jeopardy? Then turn it into a hobby. Go to restaurants and bars that offer trivia nights and use apps to help study/learn. You could win prizes or just try it as fun activity with friends.
Pottery mixes art with practicality. You get to be creative, but you can also make items for your home. If you get really good, you could consider selling your pieces online or gifting them to friends and family members.
18. Learning to Play Chess
Chess is all about strategy and patience. if you have that kind of mind, give chess a try. Turn it into a game night at home with friends or start playing competitively.
Dream of being on Project Runway? Or maybe you just enjoy fashion and want to make your own clothes. Sewing is a great life skill to have to do basic things like sew a hem and fix a button. But you can do so much more with it, whether you buy patterns or decide to make your own designs.
Hollywood and Broadway aren’t the only reasons to try acting. Join your local regional theatre and audition for a show. If you don’t feel comfortable with that, try an acting class. Not only is it fun, it can also improve your public speaking and confidence.
Photographs you take can show how you see the world. Whether you want to try photographing nature, people or cityscapes, give photography a try. It’s especially nice to have the basic skills before going on an adventure. You won’t regret having a home full of beautiful photos.
Want to help students succeed? Consider tutoring as a hobby. Think about your academic background and skills to see what would help someone. Organizations are always looking for volunteers to help out. It’s a rewarding experience to be able to help someone succeed.
23. Ice Skating
Ice skating is not just a winter activity, even though outdoor rinks are only open certain months out of the year. Learning how to skate, even as an adult, is something worth doing. It’s like riding a bike. Ice skating is all about muscle memory and balance.
Skiing is pretty much for winter and it’s limited to those who can go to the mountains regularly. However, it’s an exciting activity to try, especially if you haven’t done it before. Get outside and enjoy the winter air.
Learning how to make craft cocktails is real crowd please if you like to host events. Learn the ins and outs of cocktail making and how to pair them with different dishes.
Like acting, singing doesn’t have to be a career choice. It can be something you do just out of pure enjoyment. You can sing with friends, joining a local group, start a band or just sing for fun by yourself.
27. Wine Tasting
Maybe it has always been your dream to be a sommelier. Even if you don’t want to take the exam, learning about wine and wine pairings is a sophisticated hobby to try. At the very least, you’ll know how to plan a top-notch dinner party.
Find a cause that you’re passionate about. Most organizations could use the extra help and are flexible based on schedules.
Fresh produce or bright flowers? Either way, your yard will either look amazing or you’re going to have food/herbs to enjoy.
30. Learning a Foreign Language
This can be a time-consuming hobby, but a rewarding one. Learning a language is always easier if you have a buddy to practice with. Consider working with a friend or family member and getting together every week to converse. Learning how to read and write can be done on your own.
Take all your amazing photos and turn them into a finished product. It’s a way to relive some of your favorite memories and have life events organized.
32. Scuba Diving
Need an adventure in life? It’s time to get scuba certified. Enjoy learning about marine life and get to experience their natural habitats firsthand.
33. Becoming a Foodie
Food can easily be a hobby, even if you’re not a chef. Trying new restaurants and styles of cuisine is a great hobby for those who want to mix it up. If food is your passion, learn as much as you can by going on adventures through different cuisines.
34. Attending the Theatre
Maybe acting isn’t for you, but you love the theatre. Consider becoming a regular at your local theatre and take advantage of season ticket perks. It’s a fun night out and a hobby all in one activity.
35. Playing Cards
Playing cards is a game night activity that you can do with anyone. But if you want to take it more seriously, it can be a steppingstone to learning poker and playing in Vegas.
There’s no limit to what you can collect. We’ve met people who have collected baseball cards, stamps and make up. Find something you love and start a collection. It could be worth something someday or it could just be fun to have. Finding new items can be your own personal scavenger hunt.
If you love the outdoors, try to get outside as much as you can. Camping can be done as a solo activity when you need some peace and quiet. It’s also a friends or family trip idea. Just make sure to prioritize safety.
38. Star Gazing
Going outside at night and admiring the stars can make an evening walk more exciting. Try learning more about the stars and identifying constellations as you go. For those who want to get into astronomy even more, invest in a telescope.
39. Jewelry Making
Accessorize even better by making your own jewelry. Jewelry should reflect your personality so make something one of a kind to go with your style.
Ever dream of being able to do what acrobats can do? You don’t have to dream anymore. If you want a unique hobby that keeps you active and helps you learn a new skill, acrobatics is for you. We imagine that it’s a great workout and a lot of fun for thrill seekers.
Biking gets your out and about and is an activity that can be done in cities, suburbs and in the country. It’s an easy and environmentally friendly way to get around and explore your local area. Feeling adventurous, go on a long bike ride to some place you’ve never been before.
42. Candle Making
Candles look and smell good, so why not create something that can be enjoyed for a long time? DIY lovers will enjoy the challenge of making candles. And after your done, you get to light them to create a relaxing ambience.
43. Dog Walking
Do you love to be around dogs? Consider volunteering as a dog walker at a shelter, rescue organization or for neighbors. You’ll be helping people and animals, while having a good time.
44. Street Performing
You might look at this and say, what? We’ve actually street performed before for fun. Street performing doesn’t have to be something done to gain publicity. You can do it any day for fun. Ideas include dancing, singing, miming, etc.
45. Coffee Brewing
Are you a coffee connoisseur? Why not try to brew the perfect cup of coffee. Find beans from different parts of the world and see what you can come up with. It’s guaranteed to make sure you start each day with something delicious.
Get outside and out on the water. Kayaking is a good upper body workout. It can be done in calm lakes or over rapids. Base it off of your skill level and comfort zone.
But besides the workout factor, it’s also just a great way to enjoy being out on the water.
47. Visiting Amusement Parks
Have you ever heard of rollercoaster enthusiasts? If you love amusement and theme parks, why not become one? Make it your hobby to go to different amusement parks and try all of the rides you can. You can even rank the rides and the different parks.
48. Playing a Recreational Sport
A way to make friends and meet people in a new city is to join a sports team. Everything from baseball to dodgeball to kickball is available. You don’t have to be an all-star athlete to join. Just be ready to learn and have fun.
Traveling is one of the best ways to spend your time. It’s a way to continue learning and make life more exciting. However, traveling is different for everyone. Decide what type of traveler you are and make it a priority in your life.
Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. It’s amazing how small square pieces of paper can turn into things that are so beautiful. Just look up orgimi online and you’ll be impressed.
Have you always been told you have beautiful handwriting? Then calligraphy might be for you. It can be used if you still want to write letters or send hand-written invitations.
10 thoughts on “51 Amazing Hobbies to Try in 2023”
Wonderful list of hobbies! I love that you included acting and theatre, I think those are both great ways to boost your confidence, step out of your comfort zone, and meet some fun people. Thank you for sharing!
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Great post! These are all amazing ideas, I’d love to try a couple of these this year. Thanks for sharing!
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Great post! These are great suggestions. Thank you for sharing!
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What an inclusive list! There is something here for everyone!
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