by Peter Minkoff January 05, 2022 3 min read

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Did you find yourself in a bit of an entertainment rut in your 30s? Does clubbing might not satisfy you anymore and Netflix is not playing anything interesting? Well, it might be a perfect time to start a new hobby that will allow you to relax your mind, fill your days and evenings with creative fun and connect you to many new people. If no hobby comes to mind for you, here are a few fun ones to get you inspired.

Running

It might be silly to consider yourself taking up running in your 30s but it’s more common than you think. Running is a great hobby that takes very little time and equipment. All you need to do is dedicate some time every day to get outside and hit the pavement. And of course, you don’t have to start training for a marathon, but doing a half-mile jog and pushing your limits every day can not only relieve a lot of stress from your body and mind but also fill you up with feelings of accomplishment and pride. It’s easy to start practicing this hobby even if you’re a total beginner. For instance, you can try running half a mile or one mile today, run for 5 or 10 minutes straight, boost your pace or distance and create a running journal to track your progress. Joining your local running group is also a great way to push yourself and meet new people.

Martial arts

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Here’s another great hobby for people in their 30s—martial arts. This hobby is not only an excellent way to add more exercise to your life but also an opportunity to get stronger and more confident. This hobby is especially beneficial for women since knowing the basics of self-defense will keep you and your family safe. Martial arts might be tough on the body (some types involve physical contact) but they also make it stronger and provide your brain with great exercise. Soon your body will be just as powerful as your mind and determination.

Gaming

Gaming has a bad reputation of being a lazy pastime that’s reserved for teens, men and people without real interests but these are all not true. With only a decent PC or a gaming console, you can access a countless world filled with fun and excitement. Gaming is also a great way to bond with your kids, spend evenings engaged in some relaxing entertainment and exercise your brain. Just make sure to push healthy gaming habits and stay hydrated with a gaming energy drink in your hand. These drinks are not only tasty but provide better focus and ample hydration during evening sessions.

Learning a new language

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If you’re looking for a fun and cheap indoor hobby, learning a new language is a perfect way to keep your brain busy. And that’s not all—new languages open your horizons and introduce you to new perspectives, people and culture. You can start with a language you find interesting, a language native to a country you want to visit, a language connected to your ancestors or simply something that will allow you to watch foreign movies and read more books.

Gardening

Gardening is more popular today than ever, mostly due to the pandemic and people’s inability to go out and hang out with people. It turns out, plants offer great companionship and push you to spend more time in the sun and fresh air. Gardening has many benefits and can be both a group and solo activity, so you can use it to meet new people or catch a breather from your kids and partner. Additionally, there are so many options when it comes to choosing gardening types, plants and flowers. For instance, starting a vegetable garden is both fun and useful for your family since it provides you with access to healthy fruits and veggies every day.

Are you inspired to take some of these hobbies and introduce them to your own life? Once you see all the benefits they bring, you will grow more passionate about your hobby and potentially even turn it into your job.