5 Creative Hobbies to Try This Winter

Still not sure what you will do during the holidays? We got you covered! We have 5 hobbies to try this winter, just for you.

Are you going to set your phone down and try them out?

Cooking

Switch up your food cravings this winter. Instead of going out for every meal, why don't you try picking up a recipe book and start creating unbelievable breakfasts, lunches and dinners?

How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman is a straightforward and simple book which will have you cooking in now time. “Essential Recipes” starts you off in every chapter and once you make one meal your confidence will definitely grow! Another plus to cooking, you will save a lot of money. I mean a lot.

A study from Forbes found that on average, it is 5 times more expensive to eat out than cooking from home. Imagine what you would do with that spare change if you started making your own meals every week.

 

Board Games

Yes Board Games. Our society has turned into so much screen time that we think board games are a thing of the past.

Well, friends, they aren’t. If anything, they should be making a comeback. One of the most underrated hobbies to try this winter has so many positive aspects.
Health Fitness Revolution recently published the top 10 health benefits of board games. It isn’t just about having fun or family time. Board games help with memory formation, cognitive skills, reduces risks for mental disease, reduces stress, lowers blood pressure and so much more. Start collecting those board games again!

Some of the top board games include Risk, Exploding Kittens, Chronology and Catan.  

 

Painting

Now is the time to explore your creative mind. Ten years ago was probably the last time you picked up a paintbrush and lay it on a canvas. Your impression of your masterpiece was probably not the best.

Well, it is time to try again. Go out and get a kit. Make yourself a station in the corner of your house. Maybe near a window for the natural light?

Watercolor, acrylics, oil or pastels, let’s see what your imagination draws up this time! Your masterpiece doesn’t necessarily have to be a picture or portrait. You could paint on specific quotes that really motivate and inspire you. Try out this Beginner Painter Kit.

Knitting

Well this is an obvious one. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Warm hot tea on the table next to the cozy chair. Some classical music in the background setting the scene. Cue the grandmother who is knitting your winter hat and then you have all the cozy winter activities in your living room. Knitting is becoming more and more popular these days. It is soothing, repetitive and can be very easy to learn. Learn how to knit the hat that you will wear all winter or the blanket that you will cuddle into each night.  Here are some of the best knitting resources you should check out: Knitting Book for Beginners, Knitting Start Kit & the Yarn Spools in Various Colors.

 

Kite flying

After a long day, the thought of doing anything else can seem hard.

Since winter solstice has already passed, our days are going to start getting longer and longer. A good way to unwind from the day is to throw a kite up in the air and let your feelings fly. One day you may want to make it dance slowly in the wind. Other days you may want to make it jump and twirl and make it race around.

Whatever your mood might be, kite flying is one of the most relaxing hobbies to try this winter.

Check this Go to Kite or, if you want a funny one, try these funky kites.

 

 

Did we miss your favorite hobby? Let us know, so we can add it!