20 Fun But Simple Hobbies Busy Adults Can Take Up

20 Fun But Simple Hobbies Busy Adults Can Take Up

Bored? If you're a busy adult who finally has a little bit of free time and doesn't know what to do with it, don't worry because we got you. Here are 20 fun but incredibly simple and hassle-free hobbies that you can take up at any time.

1. Gardening

Both a relaxing and rewarding hobby you can take on that'll help make your property look good too, gardening is something many adults take on. It doesn't have to be a massive project, it can be as little as looking after small indoor plants or as big as starting a vegetable garden in your backyard.

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2. Reading

Effortless and so easy to pick up, reading is a simple way to pass the time. It allows you to escape from reality for a short period of time as you dive into fantastical, historical, or futuristic worlds. It's incredibly fun and you might even get to learn something new!

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3. Walking

You might be thinking, "Is walking even a hobby?" Yes, yes it is! Taking regular walks isn't just a hassle-free way to stay active, it gives you space to unwind, get some fresh air, and focus on yourself. Enjoy the nature around you as your clear your mind and relax after a long day.

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4. Baking

Even if you think baking is too hard, you've never baked before, or you think you just don't have a culinary hand, don't knock it till you try it. Baking can actually be really fun and therapeutic! Not to mention, the end result is delicious baked goods you get to eat and enjoy.

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5. Knitting or Crocheting

If want to do something relaxing while you watch TV, listen to music, or just simply zone out, knitting or crocheting is a fun hobby to take on. It can be a little challenging when you first start out, but that's part of the fun! If you work hard at it, you'll be able to make adorable handmade crafts to keep or give as gifts.

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6. Photography

Thanks to how amazingly advanced smartphones have become in recent years, photography is a hobby that anyone can pick up now. It's more accessible than ever, that's for sure. Because who needs to buy an expensive camera when you can just use your phone? 

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7. Journaling

Journaling is a hobby that can be therapeutic, fun, and relaxing for anyone who takes it on. It gives you a chance to write about anything you want - who knows, you might even develop a knack for storytelling! Whether you're just writing about your day or coming up with a full-fledged story, this hobby can be done at anytime, anywhere.

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8. Puzzles

From jig-saw puzzles to crosswords and Sudoku, puzzles are a fun way to keep your brain active while having a good time. You can easily do them while enjoying some TV or any other activity too.

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9. Yoga

If what you're looking for is a bit more physical, why not give yoga a try? All you really need is a mat and a helpful video and you're on your way to improving your fitness level! 

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10. Bird Watching

For adults who love nature and taking walks, bird watching might be a fun hobby you'd be interested in. It's educational and a great way to gain a better connection and understanding of the wildlife around you.

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11. Painting or Drawing

All you need is a pencil and paper to get started on this fun hobby. Drawing allows you complete creative freedom to express whatever you want on a blank sheet of paper. It can feel really therapeutic and freeing! And if you want to take it up a notch, purchase some simple painting supplies to add in some beautiful colours.

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12. Cooking New Recipes

Step outside of your comfort zone to experiment with new ingredients, spices, and recipes! It's a pretty practical hobby that allows you to complete a household task while doing so - cooking dinner doesn't have to be so dull and boring anymore!

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13. Listening to Podcasts

If you're craving new knowledge but want to learn in a fun and engaging way, look no further than podcasts to do the trick. Podcasts are not only convenient and allow you to work on other things while you listen in, they explore plenty of different topics so you'll be able to find something that interests you.

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14. Playing Musical Instruments

For those of you who really want to challenge yourself, try to learn how to play a musical instrument. It's going to be really tough, but oh so rewarding if you manage to master it. The best part is, there are plenty of online resources that can help you get the basics down quickly.

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15. DIY Home Projects

Feeling restless? Get up, look around the house, and start on some fun DIY projects that are both productive and satisfying. Whether it's painting a room a different colour, looking for new ways to decorate, or doing fun little renovation projects, it's a great way to get moving!

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16. Meditation

For parents or adults that are feeling stuck and in a constant state of stress, you definitely need to give meditation a try. It opens up time during the day where you can focus on yourself and your wellbeing. 

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17. Calligraphy

Calligraphy is a unique hobby that is surprisingly satisfying and relaxing. Just think about all the beautiful art pieces you'll be able to create! The supplies don't have to be expensive either - you can easily find the basics at your local arts and crafts store.

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18. Volunteering

What about giving back to the community? If you've got some spare time on your hands and want to use that time to do something that matters, consider volunteering for some location organizations. Whether it's providing a helping hand at the food bank or cleaning up garbage at the beach, every little bit will feel so rewarding.

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19. Scrapbooking

Use your free time to look back at fond memories by creating a beautiful scrapbook. It's a productive way to spend your time, resulting in a lovely book that's full of photos, mementos, and little notes you can pull out and reminisce about at any moment.

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20. Learning a New Language.

If you want do something that will actually be useful, why not consider learning a new language? Whether it's a second language you want to improve on or an entirely new language that you just respect and love, there are many apps and online courses you can take from the comfort of your own home.

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