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7 Hobbies That Can Make You Happier ...

By Renee

There are hobbies that can make you happier which you can start today. Whether you are someone who is the creative type or someone who has never held a paintbrush, it's okay! There are hobbies that can make you happier whatever you're interested in, and whatever you budget or time constraints are. The only requirement is for you to try them!

1 Singing

SingingYou don't need to be Pavarotti to sing in public. From local groups to theater troupes, voices who are willing to sing in harmony are always in demand. With a song in your heart, singing is one of the hobbies that can make you happier! Break out of your shell and your shower, and try to sing in a public community setting!

2 Scrapbooking

ScrapbookingThe trend for scrapbooking may have passed, but the joy that it can bring is still very much present. Scrapbooking is not just about putting pretty pieces of paper and fabric in a book. You can make a family heirloom of photographs which can last for generations, and tell a story of your family for many years to come.

3 Cooking

CookingIf you are enamored with the cooking shows on TV and how simple they make it look, why not try a live cooking class? Many kitchen stores have small set-ups which offer classes on a regular basis. Ask to be put on their email list, and you will probably encounter a group of people just like you, who are trying to get their feet wet in the kitchen without drowning. Cooking is an activity that is much more than a hobby, but it can still be so much fun. If a class is not your style, why not pick up one of the many cookbooks at your local bookstore and give some recipes that interest you a try?

4 Writing

WritingAs they say, in writing the first words are always the hardest. But once you get started, it's hard to stop. There are so many things you can write, from fiction to family stories. You may think you're starting out with the poem, and end up with a novel! Writing is free, can be done at any time of the night or day, and anywhere. For sheer possibilities, writing is a tremendous hobby!

5 Jewelry Making

Jewelry MakingBead stores these days are holding class in how to make earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and more. If buying earrings are one of those things you always took for granted, why not stop into your local rock or bead store, and ask for a class schedule? At the very least, you would be making a new memory!

6 Wine

WineThere is a wine out there for almost everyone. Learning how to enjoy the ones which speak to you, and how to acknowledge the quality of wine while you meet people who share your new hobby is a beautiful experience. Whether you are a white drinker, red drinker, or novice, learning about wine responsibly is a hobby that only gets better with time.

7 Woodworking

WoodworkingWoodworking is a hobby that has been around practically as long as wood has! These days, the tools that are available to the novice woodworker can make almost anything from a beautiful magazine rack to an heirloom table. Perhaps you will start off making a spoon and end up making a dresser, after your hobby turns into a passion. That's the thing about hobbies - they can take on a life of their own.

Hobbies are one of the pleasures that help you to truly express your passions for life. Regardless of what they are, there is a place in your life for a hobby. What is your favorite one?

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