Hobbies are more than just a way to pass the time.  They are an activity that can bring us extreme satisfaction, and even connect us with other people.

And as we find ourselves surrounded by more and more digital distractions, fewer and fewer people are pursuing their individual hobbies.

Whether you choose to learn to play an instrument or take up a new sport, starting a new project can be one of the best things you ever do. Yet with so many to choose from, it might not be an easy decision.

If you’re looking for hobbies to consider in 2024, here are some ideas.

Digital Art

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Nowadays, creating digital art is easier than ever.

Whereas once upon a time you had to invest in expensive software and technology, now you can create digital art in all sorts of places.

From an app on your phone to your desktop, exploring your artistic talents digitally can open a whole world of possibilities. One of the advantages of digital art is you can explore all sorts of different textures and techniques. This can then be transferred onto actual paper should you decide to.

Gardening

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If you thought gardening was only for grandmas – think again. Gardening can be an incredibly therapeutic hobby and isn’t only limited to outdoors. You can enjoy plant care even in a small apartment, all you need are plants, sunlight, and water.

Many people find great satisfaction from indoor and outdoor gardening because you literally get to create something that is alive.

Think of it as a real-life Tamagotchi that depends on you to stay alive. Not to mention, plants add a beautiful touch to your yard or inside of your home, and even improve the air that you breathe.

You can even consume the fruits of your labor if you decide to grow a fruit or vegetable.

Podcasting

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If you’ve got something to say, you can conceivably say it to the entire world. Podcasting is all the rage and isn’t limited to any particular subject or theme.

If you have a microphone and podcast editing software, you can upload your podcast to any podcast streaming service, and potentially build a significant following.

For many people, podcasting is almost like journaling. You can share your thoughts and ideas with the world in a creative format that can do everything from entertaining to educating.

There are no rules when it comes to what a podcast should be.

Cooking

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There are certain trends that come and go, but if there’s one that we can count on that’s here to stay, it’s eating!

Whereas once we depended on cookbooks to learn recipes, now we can access just about any cooking method or recipe online.

Whether it’s on a blog, or refining instructional video on a platform like YouTube, we can potentially learn the secrets of Michelin chefs all from the comfort of our own home – without having to pay an expensive culinary school tuition.