Despite your busy schedule at work, make it a point to have time for yourself. Give yourself the love, care, and attention it needs because your hard-earned money will be put to waste if you’re suffering from both physical and mental illness. Take a break in between your work. If you’re working from home, go outside for a while and breathe some fresh air.

Stay away from your gadgets and allow yourself to be in one with nature. If you have a patio or porch, improve it by adding outdoor furniture, such as a sofa. Having a hammock is an excellent idea, too. Sit or lie down and enjoy your quiet time. If you’re on the lookout for a new hobby to do in your free time, continue reading everything below.


Reading can be of help in expanding your vocabulary. Get your favourite book or go to different websites that you find interesting. You can shop for books at garage sales and thrift stores if you don’t have the budget.

Arts and Crafts

Arts and crafts as a hobby never get old. It can be painting or doing embroidery. The latter is a good choice if you want to save up on shopping. You can create your own clothes. For this, you need to invest in things like a sewing machine and machine embroidery thread. You’d need a lot of it if you want to make it a part of your hobby or source of income. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to sew yet, as you can always refer to YouTube videos online. You can ask someone close to you to help you, too. 


Is writing your hobby or passion? Then start a blog using a free blogging platform like Wix and WordPress. Make it your online journal. Doing it will help improve your writing skills. Additionally, you can turn it into a side gig if you need additional income. However, you need to get a domain website and hosting if you want to take your blogging to the next level. Don’t worry as there are affordable domain website and hosting packages online.


Do you want to cut down your grocery bill every month? There are many ways, and one of these is by having a garden at your home. Gardening is a fun and fulfilling thing to do. Once you see your fruits or vegetables growing healthily, you’d feel a sense of fulfillment. If you have a small space, you can do container gardening to grow and harvest your seeds.


Forget about take-out food or canned goods. Learn how to cook in your free time with the help of your cookbook and YT videos. If someone in your family is an excellent cook, you can always ask him/her to teach you. Start preparing basic meals then you’d be surprised that you’d be very good at it later on. Remember practicing is the key.

There are more hobbies you can do in your free time. See to it that they’re pleasurable to do so you can take your mind off from your worries for a while.