Hey, not all hobbies have to be expensive, you know?
And, let’s be honest, most of us don’t have the cash to pursue things like yachting and flying private airplanes in our spare time.
So what are some good hobbies that are inexpensive?
Let’s see what these folks had to say…
“Running. Take the Forrest Gump approach and just start.
Then stop when you’re tired. Maybe you made it 400 feet. Do it the next day.
Two weeks in I bet you’d be pretty surprised what you can do.”
2. Clear your mind.
Have a heartbeat? You can meditate.
Just sit down somewhere quiet and allow yourself to not have to do anything for 5 minutes. Your mind will race; you will get distracted, that’s okay. When you notice you are distracted, just focus again on your breathing. Repeat until the 5 minutes is up.
Once you get used to it, extend the time period and allow yourself not to have to do anything for 10 minutes. Just keep bringing yourself back to your breath whenever you notice you were swept away by your thoughts again. No judgement, it’s all good, just get back to your breath.
Keep giving yourself more time whenever you feel comfortable. It will keep being challenging, but interesting things will start to happen in your mind, your life, your relationships if you stick with it.”
3. A good way to pass the time.
If your not picky, a ream of printer paper is like $20, and YouTube is full of instructions.
Great way to pass time while The Office plays in the background for the fourth time.”
4. What’s the deal with…
You can walk up to an open mic and get your name on the list and talk trash for absolutely nothing. Sure some say you should spend enough to write your material down, but you don’t have to
Not saying this means you’re good at it, but if you don’t run a big bar tab, you can have fun, meet people and what not for nothing more than the cost of showing up.”
5. I do it all the time!
I’ve been to Japan, Philippines, Russia, and different parts of the USA. I did this with only a mouse, keyboard, monitor, and a laptop.
Best part, it is completely free.”
6. Write some songs.
I’ve been doing it since I was eight, making up silly songs in the playground, long before I could actually play any instruments. The more you do it, the better you get, and I’ve found it to be one of the most therapeutic things I can do.
Writing a song about a feeling or experience feels like purging it out, and then when you’re feeling that way or thinking about the experience later on, you can sing a song that’s completely unique to you.”
7. How’s your left hook?
It helps to have a few personal lessons, but YouTube has a lot of great tutorials for beginners.”
8. Good stuff.
“Baking bread, cooking, archery, hiking…the list goes on.
If you like working with your hands, you might consider a little furniture refurbishing hobby/side hustle.”
9. A whole lifetime.
It’s free to play and you can spend a whole lifetime studying it and still not master it.”
10. A great one.
“As amazing as it may seem, learning foreign languages.
There are sooo many free resources online, I’m talking full textbooks, lessons, vocab lists and grammar explanations. All free of charge and legal too!
Specially for the more popular languages (like German, Spanish, Japanese etc…) you’re gonna find more material then you could ever use.”
You can get a starter set for cheap and it’s a great way to get out in nature and exercise!
Not to mention it’s extremely fun.”
“Skateboarding has never been cheaper than it is now. There are sites to order all components individually, and there are a lot of different directions to take it in: downhill, trick, dance, cruising, and eboarding.
Skateparks are free and everywhere and can be looked up on speakeasy, and southwest and united both let you put a board under your seat for no charge. I highly recommend it as a cheap and empowering hobby!”
Can you recommend some inexpensive hobbies?
If so, talk to us in the comments and let us know.
Thanks a lot!