What do you do with your spare time?

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In today’s fast-paced and stressful times, indulging in a hobby is a much-needed breath of fresh air. When it comes to hobbies, the sky is the limit. Anything that interests you and makes you feel relaxed and happy can be cultivated as a hobby. We gathered a wide range of areas that can be surprising and open your mind, if you’re on the lookout for something different to take up as a hobby.

Arts And Crafts

Crafts are objects made by hand, which either have a functional or a decorative purpose, and are categorized as visual arts. An individual who creates crafts, or engages in the decorative arts, is referred to as a craftsperson, artisan, designer-craftsperson, fiber artist, blacksmith, glassblower, etc. This art involves the use of different materials, such as clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, etc. along with a variety of tools and techniques required in the craft-making process.

Belly dancing

Belly dancing is considered to be the world’s oldest dance forms known to mankind. Due to inaccurate historical evidence, the origins of belly dancing, can only be traced to the Middle Eastern countries, the Mediterranean, and Africa. Today belly dance is enjoyed for diverse reasons like beauty, healthy eroticism, ethnicity, and prowess. These moves have continued to keep its original connections to fertility and eroticism by being an essential feature at weddings in many Middle Eastern countries; especially for the bride and groom, and the guests.

Candles Making

Homemade personalized candles make great birthday or anniversary gifts. Moreover, candle making is a wonderful hobby with lovely results. Candles enhance the ambiance in the room, and impart a warm feeling. Candle making is a great hobby and with a little practice and creativity, masterpieces can be created. What’s even better is you no longer have to shell out so much money on all those expensive candles sold at the mall.

Diving/Snorkeling

There is nothing better than taking a dip in the deep blue waters on a bright sunny day. And to top it off, if you get to see some pretty fish and colorful flora while you float face down on the water, with the sun warming your back, then you have experienced the divine!

Flower Arrangements

Flower arrangement is a form of art, involves essential design principles of proportion, balance, contrast, and harmony. It revolves around the basic principle that flowers when arranged in a specific decor appear even more appealing and attractive. Flower arrangement is all about presentation, wherein flowers are presented in the best possible manner.

Gardening

Gardening is what the gardener knows right. Planting trees, watering them, nurturing them and seeing them grow… such a wonderful feeling that is. Seeing flowers bloom on your little garden plants and seeing the trees in your garden bear fruit… there’s nothing that gives a gardener more satisfaction. Equip yourself with some gardening tips and get started!

Horse Riding

Equestrianism, another word for horse riding refers to the art of riding horses. It also includes using horses for work, recreation, and competitive sports. Horse riding and equestrian activities involve the use of various techniques for controlling a horse’s gait, speed, and direction. It also deals with horse grooming, training, cleaning and maintenance of horse riding equipment.

Enjoy this week suggestions. Some more will follow next week…

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